Friday, April 27, 2018

From The Bookseller

James Daunt
Publishers, authors and agents have welcomed Waterstones’ change of ownership this morning and expressed relief at the news James Daunt is staying on to lead the company.
Charlie Redmayne
The Publishers Association's new president, HarperCollins' c.e.o. Charlie Redmayne, has criticised Amazon as "a powerful engine for copyright infringement".
George R R Martin
George R R Martin is to release a new book in November – Fire and Blood – set 300 years before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire.
Elliott Advisors has bought a majority stake in Waterstones.
A number of trade publishers have enjoyed success at the annual D&AD Awards, and will hope to win one of the body’s coveted Pencils at a prize ceremony this evening. 
The six books shortlisted for this year’s CLPE Children’s Poetry Award (CLiPPA) showcases the diversity of both the poets and the publishers working with the medium, according to the organiser.

Alex Michaelides
A debut thriller which went for six figures to Orion has gone on to sell in 25 territories altogether.
Jane Gentle
Jane Gentle, most recently communications manager at Mumsnet, has joined the Penguin General Communications team as senior campaigns manager.
Cressida Cowell
Bestselling children’s author Cressida Cowell is spearheading a new schools writing campaign, encouraging teachers to let children write creatively and independently.
Lightning Books
Lightning Books has bought the second novel by the Scottish-born winner of Australia’s richest literary prize, Ryan O’Neill, about a 19th century short story reimagined 99 times.

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