Friday, May 25, 2018

The Bookseller

Doug Young
Publishing director Doug Young is leaving Transworld at the end of May, after more than 17 years with the company, following a restructure.
World of David Walliams
HarperCollins Children's Books is to bring out its first brand extension publishing for kids' favourite David Walliams, with The World of David Walliams: Book of Stuff, illustrated by Tony Ross.
Hay Vote 100
Books by J K Rowling, Virginia Woolf and Yaa Gyasi have been nominated by the public to feature in Hay Festival and The Pool's campaign to celebrate 100 books by women from the last 100 years.
Vahni Capildeo
The shortlist for the 2018 Forward Prize for Best Collection (£10,000) includes US poet laureate Tracy K Smith and Vahni Capildeo, who won the same prize in 2016.
Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama is sharing never-before-seen photos of herself growing up to promote her forthcoming memoir Becoming (Penguin). 
Harry & Meghan: The Royal Wedding Book
Pavilion Books imprint Pitkin is claiming a publishing first with Harry & Meghan: The Royal Wedding Book, to be in stores less than three weeks after the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Alicia Keyes
A star-studded cast including singer Alicia Keys, actress Ashley Judd and "Hamilton" star Phillipa Soo are lined up to narrate the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls audiobook.
Tangleweed and Brine
Author Deirdre Sullivan and illustrator Karen Vaughan have won the 28th Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Award for their "remarkable" book Tangleweed and Brine (Little Island Books).
Liz Jolly
Liz Jolly has been named as the new chief librarian at The British Library, succeeding Caroline Brazier who is stepping down after 15 years in the role.
Stephanie Butland
Bonnier Zaffre has struck a deal to publish two more novels by Stephanie Butland.
Igloo Books
Igloo Books, a division of Bonnier Publishing, is partnering with Ameet on a series of Lego Star Wars titles.

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