Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

La Belle Sauvage
Penguin Random House Children’s and David Fickling Books are releasing 5,000 La Belle Sauvage book plates, signed by author Philip Pullman, to independent bookshops as part of “special plans” promised last month.
The Book Trade Charity
The Book Trade Charity has unveiled a progressive plan to help new joiners to the industry find accommodation in the capital amid soaring rental costs.
Charlene Allcott
Transworld has bought world rights in a novel by carer Charlene Allcott - the first to be published hailing from Penguin Random House’s WriteNow mentoring scheme.
The Society of Authors
The Society of Authors is selling its offices in London with a price tag of £8.5m, saying the buildings are no longer “fit for purpose” because the organisation has grown.
Freight Books
Saraband and Hodder have acquired two debut titles from authors originally published by troubled Scottish press Freight Books.
Stuart Evers and Tessa McWatt
Stuart Evers and Tessa McWatt have been announced as the joint winners of the Eccles British Library Writer’s Award.

The British Library Board has recommended that the Public Lending Right (PLR) rate be increased to 8.2p per loan in 2018.
Roald Dahl Literary Estate
Roald Dahl Literary Estate is joining forces with a new crowd-funded audio player for children, Yoto.
More than 450,000 children will be given books by the Scottish Book Trust as part of Book Week Scotland.
Head of Zeus
Head of Zeus imprint Apollo is to publish An Inconvenient Death, an exploration into the death of Dr David Kelly by investigative journalist Miles Goslett.

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