Sunday, September 16, 2018

Latest News from The Bookseller

Smaller and mid-size publishers are facing a squeeze on terms with Waterstones, with the bookseller pushing for them to trade on similar terms to the big houses, The Bookseller has learned. 
Granta Publications is closing the Portobello Books imprint as of January 2019.
Michel Faber
Michel Faber is publishing his first novel for young adults with Transworld, following a four-year hiatus from writing.
Pictures Mean Business
Pictures Mean Business (PMB), the campaign co-founded and run by Sarah McIntyre and aimed at boosting recognition in the industry and among the public for illustrators, is moving into “phase two”, with an expanded team and a new website.
KawaI Washburn
Canongate has acquired what it describes as a "breath-taking" debut novel from Kawai Strong Washburn.
Pete Selby
Pete Selby, former head of books and music at Sainsbury's, has been appointed retail publishing director at the Roald Dahl Story Company.

Felicity Bryan Associates has announced it will be taking over the management of some of agent Tony Peake’s key clients.
Gill Sims
HarperCollins has acquired world all-language rights to Why Mummy Drinks: The Journal by Gill Sims.
The growing importance of book podcasts is to be recognised at the FutureBook Awards for the first time, with a specific category for podcasters.
Maria Borelius
HQ is to publish a book about the anti-inflammatory lifestyle by Swedish science writer Maria Borelius.

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