Thursday, January 11, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

Fire and Fury
Little, Brown has said the response to the explosive exposé of Donald Trump's presidency has been "extraordinary", with the publisher fulfilling orders of 330,000 print copies and with "tens of thousands" of e-books already sold.
Tom Kerridge
Tom Kerridge has swiped the first number one of the year with Lose Weight for Good (Absolute), which sold 32,835 copies for £310,291 and toppled Joe Wicks’ The Fat-Loss Plan (Bluebird).
Rodale Books
Penguin Random House has purchased the trade book publishing assets of US wellness publisher Rodale Books from Hearst.
Freddie Forsyth
Transworld has acquired a new thriller from The Day of The Jackal author Frederick Forsyth, to publish in autumn 2018. 
John Glen
Junior minister John Glen has lost the libraries brief after being moved to the Treasury as part of prime minister Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle.
Booksellers have been invited to get a taste of what it is like to work at a publishing house by DK.

Allan Ahlberg
Thames & Hudson is publishing a children’s book by bestselling author Allan Ahlberg and illustrator Bruce Ingman about a picture book "going wrong".
Milo Yiannopoulos’ lawyers have reportedly asked to step down from his lawsuit against Simon & Schuster following a "breakdown in the relationship".
Rhiannon Smith
Rhiannon Smith has made her first acquisition for Fleet: a debut novel telling the story of three generations of Brazilian women in London.
Matt Hancock
New culture secretary Matt Hancock and his Labour counterpart Tom Watson presented different visions of the impact of Brexit on the creative industries at an event held at the Natural History Museum to celebrate the third anniversary of the Creative Industries Federation.  
Ben Miller
Simon & Schuster Children’s UK has signed a two-book deal with actor and comedian Ben Miller.

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