Thursday, May 03, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

Matt Bates
Influential WH Smith Travel fiction buyer Matt Bates is leaving the company after 31 years to return to education.
Branford Boase 2018 shortlist
Titles from seven different publishers have been shortlisted for the Branford Boase award, annually recognising the author of a debut novel and their editor.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (Harper) has returned to the UK Official Top 50 number one spot with 22,040 copies sold through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market, ousting Lee Child's The Midnight Line (Bantam).
Deborah Rogers Foundation
The judges of the 2018 Deborah Rogers Writers’ Award have revealed a "varied and hugely interesting" shortlist of three first-time writers: Dima Alzayat, Deepa Anappara and Chris Connolly.
Amazon Prime Book Box
Amazon US has launched its first subscription service for physical books - a service called Prime Book Box specialised in children's books.
Portobello Prize
The inaugural Portobello Prize has been awarded to "electrifying new voice" Samira Shackle for Karachi Vice, a "fresh and thrilling" non-fiction exploration of Pakistan’s largest city.

Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman has written a book about art for Headline, with illustrations by Chris Riddell.
A study examining the "gender price gap" in the American publishing industry claims to show that books by men are valued more highly than books by women.
Century is publishing a book from the first black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department about his infiltration of and subsequent undercover investigation into a local Ku Klux Klan faction.
Portobello Books
Portobello Books has bagged two spots on the Oxford–Weidenfeld Prize shortlist, which also includes titles from Bloodaxe, Pushkin and Harvill Secker, among others.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Meltdown
The 13th Diary of a Wimpy Kid cover has been revealed on Facebook as well as on a children’s radio station.
Ahlam Bolooki, Isobel Abulhoul and Jennifer Malton
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has appointed a new festival director, Ahlam Bolooki, and a new chief operating officer, Jennifer Malton.

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