Saturday, January 27, 2018

Latest news from The Bookseller

Tony Ross
Tony Ross has topped The Bookseller’s year-end illustrator chart for a third year in a row, after his books earned more than £16m in 2017—£7.3m more than his closest competitor, Axel Scheffler.
Quidditch Through the Ages
Pottermore and Audible have announced a collaboration to publish a new audiobook Quidditch Through the Ages by J K Rowling, read by actor Andrew Lincoln.
The Booksellers Association has expressed "dismay" at the suggestion HMRC was told to "go easy" on Amazon by ministers reluctant to bring the retail giant to task over the amount of tax it pays.
James Daunt
Waterstones plans to press ahead with its programme of opening new premises in 2018, despite the business being up for sale.
Virago is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Modern Classics series with the publication of 13 "deluxe" illustrated paperbacks, showcasing authors such as Muriel Spark, Angela Carter and Patricia Highsmith.
Paula Hawkins
Paula Hawkins and Cecelia Ahern were welcomed into the Nielsen Book Hall of Fame last night at the Specsavers Bestseller Awards.

Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter
Penguin Random House Children’s is to publish two new books featuring the pooping dinosaur from authors and McFly bandmates Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter, to be illustrated by Garry Parsons.
Flame Tree Press
London-based independent publisher Flame Tree Publishing is launching a new trade fiction imprint in September.
Kaye Adams
DK is publishing Parent Alert​!​ How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online by celebrity mums and best friends Nadia Sawalha and Kaye Adams this July.
Sarah Perry
Author Sarah Perry is to chair the judging panel for the 2018 Desmond Elliott Prize.
Melvyn Bragg
Simon & Schuster UK will publish the official BBC Radio 4 In Our Time Companion by Melvyn Bragg, celebrating 20 years of the popular live discussion show.
Kate Harris
Kate Harris, m.d. of Oxford University Press’ Oxford Education division, is to retire from her role in the last quarter of this year.

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