Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Laest from The Bookseller

House of Commons
The Publishers Association has advised businesses take “practical steps” to prepare for Brexit as best they can despite the “frustrating and challenging” political uncertainty, while the Society of Authors has warned it has “significant concerns” should a no-deal Brexit come to pass ahead of a major vote in the House of Commons tomorrow.  
David Nicholls
David Nicholls is bringing out a new "poignant" and "funny" coming-of-age novel with Hodder, called Sweet Sorrow, next July.
Kristen Roupenian
Vintage has unveiled the ambitious publicity and marketing plans for Kristen Roupenian’s debut book, You Know You Want This, a year after her ‘Cat Person’ story went viral in the New Yorker.
Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster has promoted two members of its UK sales team, Laura Hough and Dominic Brendon.
Forestry Commission
The Forestry Commission has launched a competition to “diversify” nature writing, as part of its 2019 centenary celebrations, with two paid writing residencies up for grabs.
Harper Collins imprint HQ will publish first-time author Annie Auerbach’s non-fiction title FLEX: The Modern Woman’s Handbook

Borough Press
Charlotte Cray will be promoted to editorial director at HarperFiction imprint The Borough Press as of 1st January, 2019.
404 Ink
404 Ink has acquired the rights to debut non-fiction Constitution Street from human rights campaigner Jemma Neville.
Independent publishing house Scribe has acquired the rights to New Zealand author Annaleese Jochem's first two novels, as film rights for her debut are sold to Wild Card Films. 
Hachette Children's Group
Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) will next year publish a page in adult titles from The Orion Publishing Group asking the reader to encourage children to read.
A document has been unearthed revealing the existence of a secret “book club” among the CIA operatives who campaigned against the USSR during the Cold War.
Egmont has acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights to Ben Clanton’s Narwhal and Jelly series of graphic novels after a “hotly contested” multi-publisher auction.

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