Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

The sale of Waterstones to hedge fund Elliott Advisors is likely to close at the end of this month, The Bookseller understands.
Audiobook sales have doubled in the last five years, according to data from the Nielsen UK Books & Consumers survey.
International Dublin Literary Award 2018
Two Irish novels, from Eimear McBride and Mike McCormack, and six novels in translation, including from Han Kang and Deborah Smith, have been shortlisted for the €100,000 2018 International Dublin Literary Award.
Ben Brusey
Ben Brusey has been promoted to publishing director of Cornerstone imprint Century, from his position as deputy publisher of Century.
Scottish journalist Stuart Cosgrove has won the 2018 Penderyn Music Book Prize for the second book in his "epic trilogy" about soul music and social change in three American cities during three crucial years.
Viv Groskop
Transworld has acquired How Women Own the Room, a "celebration of women and public speaking" by writer, stand-up comedian and TV and radio presenter Viv Groskop.

Gail Honeyman
It’s not often a single title tops both the print and e-book charts in the same week, let alone pulls off that feat multiple times, but Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine has now scored the double four times.
Lucy Beirne
Headline has acquired the debut novel of 26-year-old talent agent Lucy Beirne, The List That Changed My Life, at auction.
Lyra McKee
Faber has signed two books by "rising star of investigative journalism", Lyra McKee. 
Claudia Carroll
Bonnier Zaffre has acquired world rights to two books from novelist and actress Claudia Carroll.
Oi Cat!
Hodder Children’s Books and Maximum Licensing are hoping to take the Oi! picture book series into stage promotions and licensing after acquiring new rights from the illustrator’s agent and the author.



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