Thursday, February 08, 2018

Latest news from The Bookseller

The Water Cure
Editors are tipping "lush" historical fiction and literary dystopias with a feminist flavour to take the charts by storm this year, with the success of titles such as Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale (Vintage) and Naomi Alderman's The Power (Viking) demonstrating an increasing appetite for books with strong central female characters.
Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018
Titles by Matt Carr, Lisa Thompson and Alice Broadway are on the shortlist for this year’s Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, meaning Scholastic has more books in the running than any other publisher.
Tom Kerridge
Tom Kerridge’s Lose Weight for Good (Absolute) has eased in for a fourth week in total as the UK Official Top 50 number one, selling 34,843 copies for £386,049.
The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) is teaming up with BookTrust to review ethnic representation in children’s literature.
#MeToo poetry anthology
Indie publisher Fairacre Press is to publish a new collection of poems born out of the "collective rage" of the #MeToo campaign.
Three Things About Elsie
Joanna Cannon's newly published Three Things About Elsie (The Borough Press) is to be developed into a TV drama by Red Planet Pictures, the makers of BBC One's "Death In Paradise".

Ben Rhodes
The Bodley Head is publishing a "behind-the-scenes account" of the Obama administration from a former deputy national security advisor, Ben Rhodes.
Yale University Press
Noel Murphy, sales and marketing director at Yale University Press London, has left the company.
Usborne is launching a new work experience scheme for people from communities under-represented in the publishing industry.
James Frey
James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces (John Murray), is publishing a new novel with John Murray called Katerina.
Edna O'Brien
Irish novelist Edna O'Brien has been awarded the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature for her "powerful voice" and the "absolute perfection of her prose".
Rochelle Humes
TV presenter and pop star Rochelle Humes will publish a picture book with Kings Road Publishing's Studio Press later this year.

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