Saturday, February 10, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

John Sargent
Macmillan c.e.o. John Sargent has called for the trade "to publish across the spectrum for everyone", not only according to the mostly liberal values of the book publishing industry.
Taipei Book Fair
A dozen UK publishers have exhibited at the Taipei International Book Exhibition for the first time this week, battling two major earthquakes in the country.
Kathy Settle
The chief executive of the government’s Libraries Taskforce, Kathy Settle, is stepping down in March after three years in the role.
Tom and Giovanna Fletcher
Penguin Random House Children’s and Michael Joseph are launching a new YA trilogy jointly written by authors Tom Fletcher and Giovanna Fletcher. 
JoJo Moyes
The third title in Moyes’ blockbuster Me Before You trilogy, Still Me, buzzed straight into the Weekly E-Book Ranking number one spot in the same week that it topped the Original Fiction chart in print.
David Walliams
Sales of David Walliams’ Bad Dad helped revenue at HarperCollins grow by $3 million year-on-year in the second quarter to $469 million.

Sebastian Barry
Sebastian Barry has been named as the Laureate for Irish Fiction for the next three years, hailing what he called the current "golden age of prose writing in Ireland".
Maggie O'Farrell
Memoirs from Maggie O'Farrell, Sigrid Rausing and Allan Jenkins have been longlisted for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize.
Akwaeke Emezi
Faber & Faber has acquired a "dazzling" debut novel by Akwaeke Emezi which explores "multiple and marginalised realities".
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
HarperCollins Children’s Books is partnering with Lupus Films to produce a TV version of Judith Kerr’s classic picture book, The Tiger Who Came to Tea.
Chris Smith and Greg James
Bloomsbury Children’s has acquired books three and four in the Kid Normal series by Radio 1 presenters Greg James and Chris Smith.
William Collins
William Collins has acquired the third book in the Brexit trilogy by Sunday Times political editor Tim Shipman.

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