Friday, May 11, 2018

The Bookseller

JoJo Moyes
Author Jojo Moyes has pledged to save Quick Reads from closure by funding the adult literacy programme for the next three years.   
Anwen Hooson
Anwen Hooson, co-founder and former co-managing director of Riot Communications, is launching the Bird Literary Agency.
Gail Honeyman
Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (Harper) has once again topped the UK Official Top 50, selling 19,984 copies for £111,356.
Encore Award
Two John Murray authors, Andrew Michael Hurley and Lisa McInerney, have been jointly awarded the Encore Award 2018 after the judges agreed each writer "more than earned their place".
Deborah Moggach
Headline is publishing two new novels by Deborah Moggach, who authored the book behind the hit film "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel".
Funmi Fetto
Hodder & Stoughton has signed a "beauty bible" aimed at women of colour by Vogue contributing beauty editor Funmi Fetto.

BookTrust will next month give publishers the opportunity to discuss its latest research into gaps in children’s reading.
Michael Fuller
Britain’s first black chief constable, Michael Fuller, is publishing a memoir with Kings Road Publishing imprint 535.
Michiel Kolman
The threat to copyright, and thereby to African publishers, posed by "big tech" was raised by International Publishers Association President Michiel Kolman at the IPA’s first seminar on African publishing held in Lagos, Nigeria.
Nelson Mandela
English PEN is celebrating the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth by holding an evening of readings with writers and creatives including Ted Hughes Award-winner Jay Bernard and Makar Jackie Kay.
Spread the Word
Development agency Spread the Word is launching a new annual development programme for London-based writers.

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