Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Bookseller

The media is wakening up to the threat posed to the high street by Amazon, and the contribution made to wider society by bookshops, Booksellers Association president Nick Bottomley told delegates at the BA's annual conference.
Jon Wood
Outgoing Orion group publisher Jon Wood is joining Rogers, Coleridge and White as an agent in January.
I Love the Bones of You
Simon & Schuster UK is to publish actor Christopher Eccleston’s memoir, charting his own acting career plus the impact on him and his family of his late father’s struggle with dementia.
Pan Macmillan 175
Indies From the Madding Crowd, Imagined Things, Hunting Raven, Mostly Books, Moon Lane Ink and Newham Bookshop have all been named winners of the Independent Bookshop Innovation Award.
Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding
Six writers will contest the shortlist for the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2018, the British Academy's £25,000 international prize.
Mantle associate publisher Sam Humphreys has won a seven-way auction for a debut novel from short story writer Jane Healey.

Zlatan Ibrahimović
Penguin Random House (PRH) division Viking will this November publish a new book by and about footballer Zlatan Ibrahimović.
Edinburgh University Press
Edinburgh University Press saw a further year of rising sales for the 12 months to end July 2018, with total revenues of £3.43m, 6% up on the previous year.
Val McDermid
Sphere non-fiction has acquired My Scotland, by crime writer Val McDermid in collaboration with photographer Alan McCreadie.
Catherine Gray
Octopus imprint Aster has bought two new titles from Catherine Gray, author of hit debut The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober, which Aster also published.
Francois Dubrille
Francoise Dubruille will step down from the position as director of the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) in April 2019.
Nosy Crow has bought two titles by film critic and writer Tom Huddleston.

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