Thursday, January 17, 2019

From The Bookseller

Theresa May
Trade leaders have warned Theresa May needs to “urgently” come up with a Plan B after MPs rejected the government’s Brexit deal in an historic defeat last night.
Pearson has reported making "good financial and strategic progress in 2018", despite a small revenue fall during the year, saying in its January trading update that it expects to have halved net debt in 2018 and will deliver underlying profit growth of 8% at £540-£545m.
The Fast 800
Michael Mosley has notched up his seventh week as the UK Official Top 50 number one, with The Fast 800 (Short) leapfrogging Joe Wicks’ Veggie Lean in 15 (Bluebird).
Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson returns this year with a new book, to be published in October by Transworld in the UK.
Curtis Brown
Curtis Brown is to celebrate its 120th birthday with a series of events spearheaded by a team of young agents, culminating in the Curtis Brown 120 Novel Writing Prize. 
Andrew Sauerwine
Andrew Sauerwine is stepping down from his role as UK sales director of Kings Road Publishing "to seek new opportunities". 

Cressida Cowell
The Southbank Centre is expecting 87,000 visitors to this year's event, which will welcome authors and illustrators such as Cressida Cowell, Malorie Blackman, Chris Riddell, Jacqueline Wilson and David McKee.
Wiley has signed what it describes as a “transformative” partnership with Projekt DEAL, which represents nearly 700 academic institutions in Germany.
Kate Burke
Kate Burke has joined The Blake Friedmann Literary Agency as a senior agent and will focus on commercial fiction. 
Ronan Colgan
Ronan Colgan will be joining Wordwell Ltd, publisher of Books Ireland, as m.d. from 1st February.
Reading charity BookTrust is launching a £5,000 book prize to celebrate titles published for babies and children aged 0-5.

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