Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Bookseller

Nigel Newton
Bloomsbury’s total revenues soared by 13% in 2017 while its profit grew 10% in an "exceptional year" for the publisher, boosted by particuarly strong performances from titles by J K Rowling and TV chef Tom Kerridge.
Malcolm McLaren
A copyright row has erupted over an unpublished autobiography of late Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren.
Jonathan Coe
Jonathan Coe has written a “novel of the present” set over the last eight years “through a time of immense change and disruption in Britain”, due for release this November.
Bookchoice, a digital reading platform and membership service for book lovers, is partnering with HarperCollins Publishers Ltd to introduce a selection of the publishing house’s titles to its app and website’s monthly curated book selection.
Tash Aw
4th Estate has signed an “unblinking” novel from prize winning Malaysian author Tash Aw, described as “devastating” and “poignant”.
Once Upon a River
Independent drama producer Kudos has won the television adaptation rights to Diane Setterfield’s new novel Once Upon a River (Doubleday) after "fierce competition" for the rights.

Joan Smith
Journalist and human rights campaigner Joan Smith is publishing a book exploring the link between domestic violence and acts of terrorism with Quercus imprint riverrun.
Serpent's Tail
Serpent’s Tail has acquired The Money Book by campaigning journalist, speaker and consultant Alex Holder.

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