Monday, September 24, 2018

The Bookseller

Frankfurt Book Fair
Publishers have reported buoyant trading on the international stage ahead of this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, though many are unsettled by the political backdrop, with the UK government sparring with the European Union to avoid a “no-deal” Brexit come March 2019.
Man Booker Prize
The judges who selected the Man Booker Prize 2018 shortlist yesterday have spoken out about a lack of thorough editing on some of the books submitted for the £50,000 award.
Linwood Barclay
After a decade's publishing with Orion, Linwood Barclay is moving to HQ, HarperCollins, in a new three-book, seven-figure deal.
Russell Brand
Yuval Noah Harari is addressing 300 schoolchildren this month on pressing issues facing their generation at a free event hosted by Russell Brand.
Abir Mukherjee
Abir Mukherjee has won the 2018 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize (£15,000) with his second novel, A Necessary Evil (Vintage).
Sam Coates is to join literary agency Rogers, Coleridge and White as foreign rights manager, working alongside department head Laurence Laluyaux.

Naomi Mercer
Naomi Mercer has joined the Orion Publishing Group as finance director.
Canongate editorial director Simon Thorogood has bought world rights in the latest book from Melanie Challenger, How to be Animal, from Jessica Woollard at David Higham.
Trapeze has signed a new two-book deal with thriller writer Alison Belsham, taking her debut The Tattoo Thief on into a trilogy.

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