Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

Connect Books
The chief executive of the Booksellers Association (BA), Tim Godfray, has said he hopes Connect Books can find a new buyer quickly to avoid a period of uncertainty for the company and its customers.
Sarah Hughes
Sarah Hughes, fiction publisher at HarperCollins Children’s Books, will leave the company at the end of the month after her role was made redundant.
Paula Saunders
Picador has acquired a "funny and tragic" debut novel about 1960’s rural America by Paula Saunders, the wife of Man Booker Prize-winning George Saunders.
Antony Beevor
Publishers should be fighting censorship "whenever they get the chance", Sir Antony Beevor has said, while observing that "more and more" attempts are being made by governments to "rewrite history".
Lennie Goodings
Former Virago Press publisher Lennie Goodings is to write The Idealistic Publisher, a book about ideas, literature, feminism and business, for Oxford University Press.
Fifteen libraries in Somerset are under threat of closure with the council under pressure to make up to £520,000 worth of savings.

Newham Bookshop
An East London bookshop's decision to put a sign in its window highlighting it is "proud" to sell books by authors from so-called "sh*thole" countries, in reference to a remark allegedly made by US president Donald Trump, has been met with a "phenomenal" response from the trade and customers.
Yale University Press
Academic and policy expert Richard Fisher has been named the vice chair of the board of trustees at Yale University Press London.
Muriel Spark
The 12 recipients of a new £16,000 fund to commemorate the centenary of Scottish writer Muriel Spark have been revealed.
How to Find Love in the Little Things
Headline has acquired How to Find Love in the Little Things by French author Virginie Grimaldi, translated by Adriana Hunter.
Collins Learning
Collins Learning has promoted Sam Eardley and Ian Mooney to newly-created positions as part of its "significant new assessment business strand".
Heidi Perks
Heidi Perks’ psychological suspense novel has been optioned for television by the production company responsible for “The Miniaturist”.

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