Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

Nicholas Goodwin, the incoming chief financial officer of Bertrams Group, has said that under new owners private equity firm Aurelius, there will be investment in the business to innovate and take advantages of opportunities in the market.
Donald Trump
The publication of former FBI director James Comey’s upcoming book about President Trump has been brought forward to tomorrow (Tuesday 17th April) to coincide with the US, after attracting widespread publicity over the weekend.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
Sharjah publishing house Kalimat will later this month launch the first Arabic language translations of two books by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, including her title Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions.
World Book Night
New research by the Reading Agency suggests the UK is a nation afflicted with "book-block", with many readers deciding to give up on books after struggling through a difficult title.
Fiona Ford
Saga writer Fiona Ford has moved to Arrow for a "major" new series set in and around the shop Liberty's.
Lee Child
Big hitters including Lee Child, Ian Rankin and Val McDermid feature on the longlist for the 2018 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.

Jolly Learning
Jolly Learning has signed a 10-year licensing agreement with China’s biggest foreign language publisher, FLTRP (Foreign Language Teaching & Research Press).
Mary Beard
Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Marian Keyes are among the names featuring on the BBC's Tent line-up for the 31st Hay Festival this summer.
Supper Club
Luxury catering company Feast and Waterstones Tottenham Court Road (TCR) have teamed up to present a four-part seasonal series of literary-inspired supper clubs.
Publisher Springer Nature has confirmed it intends to list its shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, targeting funds of approximately €1.2bn to strengthen its financial profile.
Keren David
Barrington Stoke has acquired True Sisters, a novella about the power of sisterhood, by YA author Keren David.
Jake Gyllenhaal
Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal is to produce and star in the film adaptation of To Die in Vienna, set to be published in June by Amazon imprint Thomas & Mercer.

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