Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

Women's Prize for Fiction
Debuts by Imogen Hermes Gowar, Jessie Greengrass and Elif Batuman have been shortlisted for 2018’s Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Quick Reads
The book trade has reacted with shock and dismay to the “tragedy” that Quick Reads has been scrapped for next year after organisers struggled to find sponsorship.
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Little, Brown has pre-empted Andrew Sean Greer's 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Less within 24 hours.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman’s début continues to remain completely fine at the top of the Weekly E-Ranking.
Carlton Books
Dean Chance has been promoted to managing director of the Carlton Publishing Group.
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.

Poppy Stimpson
Members of the book trade braved the hottest London Marathon in history yesterday in the name of charity.
Sarah Odedina
Publisher Sarah Odedina is launching a new workshop for aspiring children’s authors and will give away 10% of the tickets to black, Asian and minority ethnic writers.
sarah Macmillan
Simon & Schuster UK has hired Sarah Macmillan as its new children’s marketing and publicity director.
Rosie Price
Harvill Secker has won debut novelist Rosie Price’s literary novel, What Red Was, in an "intense" five-way auction.
Lagom is publishing The Good Girl’s Guide To Being A Dick, the first English translation of Alexandra Reinwarth's book which has sold half a million copies worldwide.
Penny Junor
Royal biographer Penny Junor is publishing a book about all the dogs the Queen has owned in her lifetime, called All the Queen's Corgis.

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