Thursday, March 22, 2018

From The Bookseller

HOPE not hate
Booksellers Amazon, W H Smith, Waterstones and Foyles have become the subject of a HOPE not hate campaign, which has accused them of listing far-right books for sale.
J K Rowling
Little, Brown is set to publish the original screenplay of the second Fantastic Beasts film by J K Rowling this November.
Daniel Kahneman
William Collins has struck a pre-emptive seven-figure deal for a new book by psychologist and Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman.
Brain Freeze
Tom Fletcher and Shane Devries’ Brain Freeze (Puffin) has scored a hat trick, topping the UK Official Top 50 for a third week running.
Attrib. and other stories
Hackney-based independent publisher Influx Press has won the 2018 Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses for its title Attrib. and Other Stories by Eley Williams.
British Council
A number of arts and literature programmes run by the British Council have been "suspended" following the UK's fall-out with Russia over the Salisbury spy case.

Scottish indie bookshop The Mainstreet Trading Company has appointed Sir Michael Morpurgo and Maggie O'Farrell as 'Mainstreet Makars' as part of a year-long campaign to celebrate its 10th birthday.
Potkin and Stubbs
Bonnier Zaffre will publish a “sparkling” Middle Grade series from children’s librarian Sophie Green.
Ian Rankin
Ian Rankin, Christopher Brookmyre and Karen Campbell are among the 150 Scottish authors, journalists and activists calling on the Scottish Government to bring forward a bill to reform defamation law in Scotland.
Mark McGinlay
Mark McGinlay is leaving Orion after almost four years to set up a new PR company.
Knights Of
Knights Of will this August publish its first title - a 7+ mystery novel, based on the video game Knights And Bikes, by Gabrielle Kent.
The Last Wave
Jeff Norton’s London-based Awesome Media & Entertainment company has optioned rights to The Last Wave by Gillian Best.

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