Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Curtis Brown has bought Ed Victor Ltd, following the passing of agent Ed Victor.
The Hobbit
The estate of J R R Tolkien and HarperCollins have reportedly settled an $80m (£62m) lawsuit against Warner Bros over the licensing of online games, apps, slot machines and other types of gambling merchandise based on The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
University College London is running a new, vocational course this summer, aimed at increasing employee diversity in the publishing industry.
Tammy Robinson
Piatkus has acquired two novels by self-published New Zealand author Tammy Robinson in a "significant" five-figure deal. 
Amazon has revealed a "diverse" six-strong shortlist for its first UK Kindle Storyteller Award, with finalists' books spanning genres from non-fiction and crime thriller to historical fiction and lesbian romance.
Amy Alward
The Potion Diaries author Amy Alward has signed a new series with Simon & Schuster, set in a near-future society where mobile phones have been replaced by “smart pets”.


 Bushra al-Fadil
Sudanese writer Bushra al-Fadil has won the £10,000 Caine Prize for African Writing for a short story which explores freedom.
Penguin Random House has acquired Ediciones B’s imprints from Grupo Zeta and will merge it into Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial (PRHGE) in Spain and Latin America.
Helen Cadbury
Crime writer Helen Cadbury has passed away aged 52 following a battle with cancer.
Monika Schlitzer
DK has promoted Monika Schlitzer to the newly created role of managing director of Dorling Kindersley's German arm, DK Verlag. 
BookTrust is to run its children's book translation initiative In Other Words this year, for a second time.
Judy Murray
Judy Murray, Scottish tennis coach and mother to tennis stars Jamie and Andy Murray, will be joining the Saltire Society’s virtual book festival Scot Lit Fest in the weekend after this year's Wimbledon tournament.

No comments: