Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Bookseller

Paula Hawkins
Paula Hawkins' Into the Water (Black Swan) has claimed a second week at number one in the UK Official Top 50, selling 33,362 copies in paperback—a 37% bump in volume on the week before.
Thumping Good Read
Pan Macmillan, Bloomsbury, Orion and Penguin Random House all have titles in the running for W H Smith's Thumping Good Read Award, which is back after 15 years.
Paula Hawkins, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman and Robert Webb are among the authors donating thousands of books to Oxfam in a bid to boost sales in the charity's shops and raise money for its work.
Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize in Literature may not be awarded in 2019 unless trust is restored in the Swedish Academy which administers the prize, the Nobel Foundation’s executive director Lars Heikensten has said.
Patricia Cornwell
Patricia Cornwell has signed a deal to release a new series exclusively with Amazon Publishing.
Tana French
Tana French, award-winning author of the Dublin Murder Squad series, has moved from Hodder to Viking for a standalone novel.

Matt Cain
Journalist Matt Cain’s novel, one of the fastest-funded in Unbound’s history, has won a six-figure film deal.
Kate Scott
More than 30 children’s authors are recommending books to schools via a new penpal scheme.
Isobel Richardson
Isobel Richardson has joined Penguin Ventures as head of brand management from Warner Bros Kids and Family Entertainment division. 
Imagine That
Independent children’s publisher Imagine That, formerly known as Top That Publishing, has hired several former Bonnier employees, including Ross Taylor.
Dan Snow
BAFTA-winning broadcaster and television presenter Dan Snow is publishing On This Day in History with John Murray Press.
Phoebe Morgan
HQ will publish two more books from Avon commissioning editor Phoebe Morgan, including a “gripping” psychological thriller about a dark secret hidden by a wife from her husband.

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