Friday, April 20, 2018

From The Bookseller

David Walliams
HarperCollins Children’s Books will publish David Walliams’ third and final title in ‘The World’s Worst Children’ series in May, with illustrations by Tony Ross.
school child
Pupils in primary and secondary schools are falling behind their peers because of an increasing “word gap” in their vocabulary, according to new research from Oxford University Press (OUP).
Amazon has denied allegations it penalises staff for toilet breaks or absence due to illness, after an author who worked undercover as an Amazon warehouse picker claimed UK workers "peed in bottles" for fear of taking breaks.
Lee Child, David Lagercrantz, and Fiona Barton are among the names on this year's CrimeFest Awards shortlists, which include a mix of established and new names in crime fiction.
Penny Scott-Bayfield
Penny Scott-Bayfield, current finance director of Conde Nast, will be joining the Bloomsbury board as group finance director.
London Marathon
Orion's Tom Noble and Alice Commins are among book trade figures running in Sunday’s Virgin London Marathon to raise money for charity.

David Almond
Children’s author David Almond has donated his archive to Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books.
Sally Williamson
Sally Williamson, a senior commissioning editor at HarperCollins, is leaving the company after 12 years to go freelance.
Authors' Club Best First Novel Award
Titles from independent publishers make up four of the six-strong Authors’ Club Best First Novel shortlist.
Terry Pratchett
A book accompanying the "Terry Pratchett: HisWorld" exhibition at Salisbury Museum has raised £20,000 for Bath-based dementia charity RICE (The Research Institute for the Care of Older People).
Amy Beashel
Oneworld’s Rock the Boat imprint has bought a YA novel about consent and rape culture by debut author Amy Beashel.
Orenda Books
A new crime fiction newsletter featuring e-book deals is launching, aiming to "meet the needs of the ever growing fiction market".

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