Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

Europe's major markets - the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy - all experienced growth in turnover in 2016, according to a Federation of European Publishers' report.
Irish Flag
The widening of the Man Booker Prize criteria to allow Irish publishers to submit novels could lead to a "boom" in the publishing scene in Ireland, trade figures have suggested.
World Book Day 2018
World Book Day has revealed its YA book titles for 2018, including novels by John Green, Frances Hardinge and Benjamin Zephaniah.
Donald Trump
Michael Wolff’s US publisher says it has orders for more than one million hardcover copies of Fire and Fury, with "hundreds of thousands of e-books" already sold.
Matt Hancock
Former digital minister Matt Hancock has been made culture secretary in prime minister Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle, replacing Karen Bradley who is now Northern Ireland secretary.
Dan Kieran
White middle class men should not be afraid to talk about and challenge publishing's lack of diversity, Unbound c.e.o. Dan Kieran has said.

Lane Smith and Ruta Sepetys
Illustrator Lane Smith and author Ruta Sepetys, winners of the 2017 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway children’s book awards, are to jointly donate £1,000 to North Kensington Library, the closest library to Grenfell Tower.
Jenna Coleman
Actors Jenna Coleman and Ewen Leslie are to star in the BBC's adaptation of Helen FitzGerald's The Cry (Faber).
Faber Children's has acquired a middle grade novel about children living in a refugee camp by Steve Tasane.
Andy Stanton
Egmont is set to publish a collection of new stories by author Andy Stanton this spring, illustrated by David Tazzyman.
I Really Want that Unicorn
Orchard Books, part of Hachette Children’s Group, will this July publish I Really Want That Unicorn, a new picture book by Fabi Santiago.

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