Saturday, December 09, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Tim Hely Hutchinson
Hachette's retiring chief executive Tim Hely Hutchinson has been named as the 101st person on the Bookseller 100 List after 40 years in the publishing industry. At the same time, 19 new entrants have been named among 2017's most influential in the trade. 
Kate Atkinson
The multi-million-pound-selling Kate Atkinson is back next September with a new novel based on the life of a female former Secret Service worker.
Cambridge University Press is launching a content-sharing pilot on its Cambridge Core platform, which will allow users and authors to share read-only versions of journal articles via a link.
Adrian Searle
Adrian Searle has spoken out for the first time since leaving Freight Books, calling the demise of the publisher a "personal tragedy" but not one which he thinks should "preclude him from future involvement in the publishing industry".
Sally Rooney
Sally Rooney has become the first Irish winner of the Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award for her "fearless, sensual" debut novel Conversations with Friends (Faber).
Penguin Press is launching a new classics series of 50 short books costing £1 to celebrate the "pioneering spirit and diversity of 20th century literature".

Andrew Kidd
Andrew Kidd has been hired as editor-at-large for Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
Zed catalogues
The indie publisher, where all staff are paid the same salary and are co-directors of the company, has posted its best-ever figures as it enters a fifth decade.
Lee Child
Coventry, the birthplace of poet Philip Larkin and author Lee Child, has been chosen as the UK's City of Culture for 2021.
Emma Rowley
Orion Fiction has signed a novel with a "brilliant concept combined with emotive writing" which it says will "leave hearts in throats".
Jessie Burton
Jessie Burton will retell the Medusa myth in an "empowering" YA title for Bloomsbury, exploring themes of "toxic masculinity and the meaning of consent".

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