Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Latest news from The Bookseller

YA author James Dawson has praised the “lovely and supportive” book industry, as well as his fans and the transgender community, following his announcement that he is transitioning to being a woman.
Two leading historians, Lisa Jardine and David Cesarani, have died.
Head of Zeus has asked UK booksellers to remove copies of Terry Goodkind's Warheart "with immediate effect" after it mistakenly sent out copies prematurely.
The c.e.o. of newly formed publishing house Springer Nature talks about the merger of Springer Science+Business Media with Macmillan Science & Education (MSE).
Novelist and essayist Dubravka Ugrešić has been awarded the 24th laureate of the $50,000 (£32,600) Neustadt International Prize for Literature, judged by a panel of acclaimed international authors.
The award was announced at the University of Oklahoma by World Literature Today - a magazine featuring international literature and culture.
Poland’s constitutional court has challenged a European Commission ruling that VAT on e-books must be charged at the standard rate.

One Pushkin Press
Pushkin Press imprint One has signed rights to a debut novel about online obsession called Sympathy.
Amnesty International and CILIP
CILIP will from next year give special commendations to the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway shortlisted books that celebrate human rights, after forming a new partnership with Amnesty International.
Portico Prize for Literature
Four poetry collections have made the shortlist for the fiction category of the Portico Prize for Literature in a "surprise outcome."
The prize is biennially awarded to the highest quality books set wholly or mainly in the North of England.

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