Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Stephen Lotinga
Any incidence of sexual harassment in the workplace is "completely unacceptable", and The Bookseller's survey has shown there are issues the book industry must deal with, the Publishers Association's chief executive Stephen Lotinga has said.
Rose McGowan
HarperCollins imprint HQ is to be the UK publisher for Brave, the "courageous" memoir and manifesto from former actress Rose McGowan.
Harriet Harman, Nick Clegg and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis are among the writer politicians shortlisted for the Parliamentary Book Awards, voted for by parliamentarians.
Rother Books
A new independent bookshop called Rother Books is to open in the historic town of Battle, East Sussex, later this week.
Amazon Prime Now
Amazon has introduced a minimum order fee for its Prime Now same day delivery service.
Publishers Association
The Publishers Association (PA) is this week running #workinpublishing week for a third year to demonstrate the broad array of jobs available in the publishing industry. 

Allen & Unwin
An author has accused Australian publisher Allen & Unwin of dropping his book on China's influence on Australia in an act of self-censorship for fear of reprisals from Beijing. 
Friday Morning Meeting
The publishers of independent presses Valley Press and Emma Press are launching a new publishing podcast which will give insights into publishing and the life of young entrepreneurs.
Allie Esiri and Helen Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter and Simon Russell Beale are the stellar readers on an audiobook version of A Poem for Every Day of the Year compiled by Allie Esiri (Macmillan Children's Books).
Myriad Editions
Sylvia Carr Clebsch has won Myriad's First Drafts Competition for unpublished writers for her novel-in-progress set in Grozny in the 1990s.

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