Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Latest frrom The Bookseller

Macmillan 175 years
Macmillan is celebrating 175 years of publishing in 2018 with an initiative for independent booksellers, roundtable events and the reissue of "one of the most successful anthologies in literary history". 
Nosy Crow and Bloomsbury dominate the IPG Independent Publishing Awards shortlist,s alongside various radical publishers such as Verso and Zed Books.
Waterstones has said it remains a committed partner of Oxfam "at this point" following accusations of sexual misconduct concerning some members of the charity's Haiti staff in the aftermath of the country's earthquake in 2011.
Oliver Wright
HarperCollins’ group sales director Oliver Wright has left the company with immediate effect.
Harvill Secker
Harvill Secker has paid a six-figure sum for a thriller written by "a member of the publishing workforce" under the pseudonym Jessica Barry.
Michiel Kolman
The International Publishers Association president Michiel Kolman has called on publishers to "shout more" about how they are innovating, rather than leave it to the global technology companies to claim that space.

Stephen Chbosky
Orion has pre-empted a new novel from Hollywood director, screenwriter and author Stephen Chbosky, Imaginary Friend, for a "significant" six-figure sum.
China's book market boom continued last year, with data monitoring service OpenBook putting the total printed book sales value for 2017 at Rmb80.3bn (£9.23bn), up 14.6% on 2016's total.
Miranda July
Female and American writers, including Curtis Sittenfeld and Miranda July, dominate the £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award longlist with themes including ‘Trumpism’, the refugee crisis and Artificial Intelligence.
Would you rather...
John Burningham is working on a sequel to Would You Rather, his bestselling picture book released 40 years ago.
The Lost Words
A campaigner has crowdfunded more than £25,000 to give a copy of The Lost Words (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Random House) by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris to every primary school in Scotland.
Katherine Woodfine
Egmont has bought four historical adventure stories by Katherine Woodfine, featuring the main characters from her previous series, The Sinclair’s Mysteries.

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