Friday, June 01, 2018

The Bookseller

Diane Banks
Diane Banks Associates has relaunched as creative talent agency Northbank Talent Management, in collaboration with business leader Luke Johnson, who is financially backing the venture.
Reed Exhibitions s.v.p. Americas Ed Several kicked off the "Reimagined BookExpo" at Javits Center in New York, before the keynote from Barnes & Noble founder/chairman Len Riggio.
Independent publisher Salt has raised more than £7,500 after appealing to its supporters to purchase "just one book" to help save the struggling business.
Michael Morpurgo
Children’s author Michael Morpurgo has revealed he received radiotherapy last year to treat cancer of the larynx.
Chuck Palahniuk
Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk has described himself as being "close to broke" after an accountant at his literary agency was arrested for embezzling $3.4m (£2.5m) from the company.
Kimberley Atkins
Hodder & Stoughton has appointed Kimberley Atkins as editorial director for its women’s fiction publishing.

The Reading Agency is hoping to maintain participant numbers in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, the theme of which is The Beano.
Dorothy Koomson
Headline Publishing Group has signed two novels from the author of The Ice-Cream Girls, Dorothy Koomson.
Winnie the Pooh
Auction house Sotheby’s will this morning unveil the original map of Winnie-the-Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood, due to go on sale later this year.
Nikita Gill
Writer and poet Nikita Gill is publishing a book of "empowering" reimaginings of traditional fairytales with Trapeze.
Cassell, part of Octopus, has acquired the first book from the creators of "The Midult", a digital platform about grown-up women. 
The latest issue of London Review of Books contains just one article for the first time in its history: a 60,000-word investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire and its political aftermath.

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