Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

The Japanese art of forest bathing has been heralded as a potential big-hitting non-fiction trend of 2018, while the popularity of medical memoirs and feminist books look set to continue.
Taylor & Francis
Taylor & Francis has backtracked over plans to charge extra for access to older research papers online, after more than 110 universities signed a letter of protest.
Arnaud Nourry
Hachette Group c.e.o. Arnaud Nourry has expressed frustration with the e-book format, calling it a "stupid product" and forecasting its sales would continue to plateau because of a lack of innovation.
Graham Norton
Comedian and presenter Graham Norton is publishing a new novel with Hodder entitled A Keeper.
Republic of Consciousness Prize
Fledgling small presses Charco Press and Dostoevsky Wannabe have been shortlisted for the 2018 Republic of Consciousness Prize alongside Influx Press, Les Fugitives, Little Island Press and Galley Beggar.
Lord Bird
Lord Bird is to host a discussion about the recently-proposed Independent Bookshop Alliance at the House of Lords next month.

Francesca Best
Francesca Best has been promoted from senior commissioning editor to editorial director for Transworld.
Chris Bryant
Bloomsbury has signed a work of non-fiction by historian and MP Chris Bryant about a heroic group of gay and bisexual MPs.
Becky Bagnell
The Lindsay Literary Agency is sponsoring a scholarship place for an "under-represented" writer of children's fiction at the Winchester Writers’ Festival 2018.
Sophie Missing
Sophie Missing will join Daunt Books Publishing as editor later this month.
The Survival Game
Hodder Children’s Books, an imprint of Hachette Children’s Group, has pre-empted a commercial fiction novel by Nicky Singer.
The Times Literary Supplement has said it is now the UK’s fastest growing weekly magazine after sales climbed 20% year-on-year providing a contrast to "this era of fast, facile digital nonsense".

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