Friday, November 24, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller including lman and Gaiman back school library campaign

Philip Hammond
Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that business rates will follow the Consumer Price Index (CPI) two years earlier than planned, providing some welcome relief to bookshops.
Philip Pullman
Authors Philip Pullman, Malorie Blackman and Neil Gaiman are among over 150 book trade figures who have lent their support to a campaign to halt the decline in school libraries spearheaded by CILIP.
Independent bookshops across the UK and Ireland are preparing to offer customers "bibliotherapy" this weekend as part of the the inaugural Saturday Sanctuary celebrations.
HarperCollins UK is doubling the size of its team in Ireland through a number of new roles and appointments as part of the company’s "commitment to the thriving Irish book market".
Igloobooks, an imprint of Bonnier Publishing UK, has partnered with Aldi to publish a children’s picture book to coincide with the launch of the supermarket’s Christmas campaign.
Barrington Stoke
Accessible children's publisher Barrington Stoke has appointed Ailsa Bathgate as editorial director.

David Attenborough
An all star radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys (Headline), a reading of David Attenborough's memoirs and a performance of "Scrooge - The Musical" are among the literary highlights from BBC Radio for the festive period.
Author Mark Dawson, audiobook consultant Patti Pirooz and Whizz Education’s Junaid Mubeen are the latest speakers added to the line-up at this year’s FutureBook Conference.
Trapeze has signed Reader, I Married Me, a "twist on the traditional love story" which follows a woman who decides to marry herself.
Nikesh Shukla
Novelists Jim Crace, Nikesh Shukla and writer Kate Summerscale are to be the judges of next year's Rathbones Folio Prize.
The Literary Consultancy
The Literary Consultancy and Publishing Training Centre are to offer three free evening seminars on key aspects of publishing.

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