Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Latest News from The Bookslller

Everything Under
Former Blackwell’s bookseller Daisy Johnson has won the retailer’s Book of the Year for her "outstanding" Man Booker-shortlisted novel Everything Under (Jonathan Cape).
Kate Atkinson
Kate Atkinson is publishing a new Jackson Brodie novel with Transworld in 2019: Big Sky.
Michael Palin
Hutchinson is set to publish Michael Palin’s North Korea journal after associate publisher Nigel Wilcockson acquired the Monty Python member's account of his trip to one of the world’s most isolated countries.
Cornerstone has announced two new appointments: Katie Sheldrake, most recently commercial TV broadcaster at UKTV, joins as Cornerstone’s new deputy publicity director while Zennor Compton joins from Penguin Random House imprint Michael Joseph as senior editor for non-fiction.
Beryl Burton
Profile Books will publish a biography of “legendary” Yorkshire cyclist Beryl Burton, through its Pursuit imprint in 2021.
Caroline Hill-Trevor
BookTrust has hired Caroline Hill-Trevor as head of book selection and purchasing.

Stephen King
Stephen King’s The Colorado Kid will have a mainstream publication in the UK for the first time next July, by Titan Books.
Octopus has bought the memoir of forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes, The Dark Side of the Mind, after a five-publisher auction. 

Chris Wellbelove
Chris Wellbelove has been promoted to director at Aitken Alexander Associates, two years after joining the agency.
Kazuo Ishiguro
The Bodleian Libraries will present novelist Kazuo Ishiguro with the Bodley Medal, the Libraries’ highest honour, in April. 

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