Friday, March 09, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

Women's Prize for Fiction
Six debut authors, including bookseller Fiona Mozley, Gail Honeyman and Imogen Hermes Gowar, have been longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018.
Independent publishers are rejoicing at the news they are bucking the market trend, with their sales up 2.7% to £511.4m compared to just 0.2% growth in the wider market, as the annual Independent Publishers Guild Spring Conference gets underway in Oxfordshire.
Mother's Day
Books about alcohol, romance and cooking are among those winning the consumers’ buck for Mother’s Day gifts in the run up to the event on Sunday.
Simon King
"Inspirational" former publisher Simon King, formerly of William Collins and Random House, has died, aged 80.
Pen International
PEN International is launching a "Women's Manifesto" on International Women's Day: a set of principles aiming to protect women's free expression.
Royal Wedding
Trapeze is publishing a Royal Wedding-themed colouring book from illustrator Adam Rushton.

In Other Words shortlist
Books from Iceland, Spain, Italy, Finland and The Netherlands are in the running for this year’s In Other Words project, designed to help UK publishers acquire children’s books in translation.
Sport Relief
Sport Relief is encouraging Harry Potter fans to compete for their Hogwarts house in the Nation's Billion Steps a Day Challenge.
Savannah Brown
Penguin Random House Children’s has acquired a YA thriller from debut writer and poet Savannah Brown.
Eat Shop Save
Mitchell Beazley has acquired a television tie-in to ITV's "Eat Shop Save" authored by the show's presenter, medicinal chef Dale Pinnock.
Hay Festival
Hay Festival is partnering with The Pool on a public campaign to select 100 books by women from the last 100 years to be celebrated at its festivals in the UK and around the world.

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