Friday, November 10, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller including HC to publish Michael Bond's final Paddington picture book

The Quarto Group
International illustrated publisher the Quarto Group has said that despite a solid second-half trading it expects full-year adjusted profit before tax for 2017 to be "significantly lower" than board projections.
Tim Hely Hutchinson
Hachette UK's revenues in the third quarter of 2017 were "strong" and "ahead of budget", with digital sales "considerably up", c.e.o. Tim Hely Hutchinson has said.
Bertelsmann, the majority owner of Penguin Random House, has reported a 6.4% year-on-year rise in its group profit to almost €700m for the first nine months of 2017.
Philip Pullman and La Belle Sauvage
Philip Pullman’s first instalment of The Book of Dust and Man Booker Prize-winner George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo (Bloomsbury) are in the running for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2017.
Tom Stoppard
Czech-born playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard has won the 2017 David Cohen Prize for Literature. 
Peepal Tree Press
Peepal Tree Press has won the Clarissa Luard Award for Independent Publishers for its "tenacity in a challenging market".

Katie Brown
Publicist Katie Brown has been appointed commissioning editor for Trapeze Books and will be joining the company on 8th January.
Michael Bond
A new Paddington picture book by the late Michael Bond is publishing with HarperCollins Children’s Books in June 2018.
Life Lessons from Remarkable Women
Penguin Life is partnering with Stylist magazine on an "empowering and inspirational" anthology of stories and life lessons from powerful women, pitched as "Rebel Girls for the modern woman".
Antonio Carluccio
"Godfather of Italian cooking" Antonio Carluccio OBE has died, aged 80. 
Egmont has acquired a "major" fantasy series for its YA Electric Monkey imprint by New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi.
Emily Ford
Emily Ford has won the £1,000 RSL VS Pritchett Short Story Prize 2017 for her short story "The Hikers".

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