Friday, January 19, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

Anna Bond
Pan Macmillan's creative director Geoff Duffield is leaving the publisher to found an author-brand agency, with Anna Bond taking on a "new and broader" role as sales and brand director.
Lizzy Kremer
The vice president of the Association of Authors Agents, Lizzy Kremer, has said it is important for the trade to draw up industry guidelines on behaviour following the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal.
Libraries body CILIP has called for a public inquiry to investigate whether the government knowingly issued contracts for the delivery of public services to a failing company following the collapse of Carillion.
Nanette Gibb
Nanette Gibb and Carolyn Bresh have been appointed to Quarto’s senior management team.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Valuable books, including a £40,000 first edition of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, have been stolen from a bookshop in Norfolk, according to news reports.
Mind-body-spirit publisher Aeon Books is relaunching this spring with a new imprint, Sphinx, which will publish literary fiction and memoir.

Rachel Reeves
I B Tauris has inked a second book deal from Labour MP Rachel Reeves, about the 100-year history of female MPs, to be published on International Women’s Day.
The Baghdad Clock
The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) has revealed its longlist of 16 novels in contention for the 2018 prize, including a novel soon to be published by independent UK publisher Oneworld.
Octopus imprint Mitchell Beazley has acquired the first cookbook from HelloFresh, one of the world’s largest recipe delivery services. 
Hans Christian Andersen Award
The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) has shortlisted 10 authors and illustrators from countries such as France, Iran and Austria for this year’s Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Hodder & Stoughton is publishing a history of maps, Theatre of the World, which won the Norwegian Book Prize Foundation's 2017 Brage Prize for non-fiction.
Ehsan Abdollahi
Ehsan Abdollahi, the illustrator who hit the headlines after being refused a visa to visit the Edinburgh International Book Festival, is teaming up with Jackie Morris on a picture book.

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