Friday, April 28, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

The industry’s earnings hit a new high in 2016, according to the PA Publishing Yearbook 2016, which has put total income from invoiced sales at £4.8bn.
Library campaigner and former boss of Waterstones Tim Coates has slammed the Carnegie UK Trust’s most recent report as "seriously avoiding the truth of what is happening in public libraries". 
Boston-born author Ottessa Moshfegh, debut novelist Yaa Gyasi and Emma Cline are among the names to feature on the 2017 Granta Best of Young American Novelists list.
Crowdfunding publisher Unbound is to launch a new audio and podcasting arm Unbound Audio. 
Lauren Laverne
BBC 6Music DJ Lauren Laverne is set to host this year’s British Book Awards, taking place on 8th May in a lavish ceremony at Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane.
Little, Brown has acquired an epic novel from Chigozie Obioma, author of the Man Booker-shortlisted debut The Fishermen (Pushkin Press), to publish in 2019.

Outgoing digital project manager at HarperCollins, Sam Missingham, is launching a website for book-lovers today called Lounge Books.
Hamish Hamilton
Simon Prosser has acquired two new books from Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of Between the World and Me, winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction.
Quarto Group
The Quarto Group is launching a new Spanish language imprint Quarto Iberoamericana through an international publishing partnership with Argentina-based Catapulta Editores S.L.
Penguin Random House is leading £10,000 Royal Society of Literature's Ondaatje Prize 2017 shortlist with two nominations.
Jim Chapman
Pan Macmillan has acquired a book from YouTuber Jim Chapman, taking readers on a whistlestop tour of the universe, from the mind-blowing to the ridiculous. 
Cross Sports Book Awards
Formula One champion Damon Hill, Arsenal football legend Ian Wright, London 2012 Olympic Gold medallist Greg Rutherford and Olympic Games runner Jo Pavey have each been shortlisted for 2017's Cross Sports Book Awards.

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