Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Fresh figures have shown the scale of library closures in Great Britain continues unabated, with 105 closed in the UK last year.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Blackwell’s has named its Book of the Year as the "inspirational" Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls (Particular Books) by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo.
Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen
Gill Books has struck a six-figure two-book deal with journalists Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen to continue their series about stereotypical Irish girl Aisling, hailed as Ireland's answer to Bridget Jones. 
Meghan Markle
Andrew Morton is to pen an in-depth biography on Meghan Markle, who he calls a "dramatic contrast to the blushing, coy royal brides of recent history".
Mel Giedroyc
Television presenter Mel Giedroyc will chair the BBC National Short Story Award’s judging panel.
Wiley saw a year-on-year revenue increase of 6% (3% at constant currency) in the second quarter to end October 2017, at $452m.

Mike Doodson
A digital marketing manager has won the Amazon Christmas Writing Competition for his tale of a greedy squirrel who learns compassion from "three wise trees".
Michael Lynton
Michael Lynton, chairman of messaging app Snapchat, and a former chair and c.e.o. of Sony Entertainment, has been appointed to the Pearson board of directors. 
Hannah Pearl
Ruby Fiction, a new imprint of women's fiction publisher Choc Lit, has signed a three-book deal with Hannah Pearl, last week's winner of the #HeatSeeker Short Story Writing Competition.
Pocket guidebook publisher, Do Books, has launched an audio partnership with Penguin Random House.
Penguin Random House has inked a deal to publish The New Female Tribes which "explodes" gender stereotypes and explores the role of women in advertising.

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