Tuesday, May 22, 2018

From The Bookseller

The Quarto Group
Quarto’s dramatic boardroom take over last week was partly motivated by a major shareholder’s concern over the publisher’s debt, The Bookseller has been told.
Tom Fletcher
Children’s author Tom Fletcher has unveiled the second tranche of titles in his kids book club, exclusive to W H Smith.
Hachette managed a virtual clean sweep at the 10th annual CrimeFest awards, taking five of the six categories, with YA writer Patrice Lawrence and debut novelist Helena Duggan among the winners.
Rebecca Swift
The Literary Consultancy has created an independent grant-making foundation and poetry award in memory of founder Rebecca Swift.
Kate Davies
Borough Press has won a five-way auction for a book aimed at fans of “Girls” and “Fleabag”, written by commissioning editor for Lincoln Books, Kate Davies.
The London Magazine
Literary periodical The London Magazine is launching a new literary award for debuts in partnership with law firm Collyer Bristow.

G R Halliday
Harvill Secker has snapped up rights to a new "page-turning and atmospheric" crime series set around Inverness by G R Halliday, following a "hotly-contested" auction.
Kimberley Chambers
Crime author Kimberley Chambers and HarperCollins have launched a writing scholarship, the 'Kickstart Prize', in association with Peters Fraser and Dunlop Literary Agency and CrimeFest.
R O Kwon
Virago is publishing The Incendiaries by R O Kwon, a book about a couple, one of whom is drawn into a secretive cult tied to North Korea.

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