Monday, March 05, 2018

Latest fromThe Bookseller

Jim Zetterlund
Bonnier Publishing’s acting chief executive has told The Bookseller he is working on a "new strategy" to ensure the company has a "sustainable future", after it emerged that the firm has been beset by profitability issues in recent years. 
Tony Maher
Stanfords’ managing director Tony Maher is to leave the travel business in March after five years at the helm, following a clash with the company’s board over its future direction.
The heavy snow plaguing the UK and Ireland this week will "inevitably" have an impact on sales, retail chiefs have told The Bookseller, with several shops forced to close and deliveries postponed as the blizzards continue.
YA Book Prize 2018
Philip Pullman is in the running for the YA Book Prize 2018 alongside previous winners Sarah Crossan and Patrice Lawrence, and début author M A Bennett.
Elif Shafak
Novelists Elif Shafak and Kamila Shamsie are set to headline the UK’s first dedicated festival of Muslim culture, literature and ideas, at the British Library in April.
Libraries body CILIP has called for an urgent national enquiry into Northamptonshire County Council's "unprecendented" plans to cut 21 libraries.

Sherman Alexie
US-based author Sherman Alexie has apologised following anonymous accusations of sexual harassment against him.
Sofie Hagan
Comedian Sofie Hagen’s debut, an "intelligent, funny, provocative response to body shaming", will be published by 4th Estate.
Second Hand Time
Bela Shayevich’s "extraordinary" and "fearless" translation of Second-Hand Time by Nobel Prize in Literature winner Svetlana Alexievich, published by Fitzcarraldo Editions, has won the inaugural TA First Translation Prize.
4th Estate has won a five-way auction for a memoir by drag troupe leader ‘Glamrou’, exploring their journey from "god-fearing Muslim boy to an influential drag queen", in a six-figure deal.
Gail Honeyman
Here’s an interesting statistic: this Weekly E-Book Ranking is the first since launching in May 2016—that’s 95 weeks—in which no new title featured.
Canonagte has partnered with streaming service Zebralution to distribute its audiobooks on streaming services such as Spotify.

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