Friday, January 26, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

Lovereading’s new owners are set to unveil a new website in March, featuring a new review platform and partnership with Audible after pouring "hundreds of thousands of pounds" into the revamp.
Bridget Lawless
A screenwriter has launched an award for a novel in the thriller genre in which no woman is beaten, stalked, sexually exploited, raped or murdered.
Yellow Jersey Press is preparing to celebrate its 20th year of sports publishing with a host of promotions and a star-studded event at the Hackney Empire with Penguin Live.
Hodder and Stoughton has acquired the debut of Juliet Grames, a publisher at Soho Press in New York.
David Walliams
David Walliams' involvement at a controversial Presidents Club Charity Dinner has attracted criticism, including from some bookshops, which have removed his titles from sale.
Creative Scotland
Publishing Scotland, Edinburgh International Book Festival and Wigtown Book Festival have received a boost in funding from Creative Scotland, while grants to organisations including Gaelic Books Council and Scottish Book Trust have remained steady.

International publishers have condemned Gui Minhai's second alleged kidnapping and detainment, branding it a "sorry story of intimidation of Hong Kong publishers" and calling for his immediate release.
Joy Chambers
Joy Chambers, one of Ebury's longest-serving members of staff, has died following a "long, brave" battle with cancer.
Elif Shafak
Leading Turkish novelist Elif Shafak and novelist and poet Deborah Levy are among those judging the 2018 Goldsmiths Prize.
My Name is Lucy Barton
Elizabeth Strout’s My Name Is Lucy Barton is being adapted for the stage with American actress Laura Linney taking up the title role in her London stage debut.
Chasing Hillary
William Collins will publish a debut memoir from an award-winning New York Times journalist who spent a decade covering Hillary Clinton’s pursuit of the US presidency.
Sales and marketing agency Inpress is to hold a "festival of publishing" this Friday under the theme of "I Did it My Way: A Celebration of the Creative Spirit".

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