Saturday, July 08, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Philip Pullman
This year’s Super Thursday falls on 5th October, The Bookseller can reveal, with 505 new hardbacks scheduled to hit shelves on that day, all competing for a slice of the Christmas-gifting pudding.
Arts Council England is broadening its literature work, which has previously concentrated on areas such as poetry and translated literature, into a new emphasis on literary fiction.
Jenny Todd
Canongate publisher Jenny Todd is to leave the company after 12 years.
Mel Sherratt
Mel Sherratt has moved to Avon from Bookouture in a six-figure deal for two books.
An unpublished picture book by the late Maurice Sendak has been discovered, Publishers Weekly reports.
Authors Emily Clarkson, Sarah Vaughan and Chris Carter were among those who attended the first Simon & Schuster Author Summer Drinks Party.

Anne Callanan
Annie Callanan has joined the Taylor and Francis Group as c.e.o., succeeding Roger Horton, who occupied the role for 14 years.
Fourteen libraries in Lancashire could reopen after being closed last year following a change in council leadership.
Maz Evans
Children’s authors have debated the opportunities and perils of school visits on Twitter after writer Maz Evans shared advice for schools.
Marilyn Dugdale
Former publicity director of Jonathan Cape, Marilyn Dugdale, has died aged 71 from cancer.
Scribner has bought a trio of non-fiction titles including a playwright’s autobiography, the memoir of a young beekeeper and a journey into the properties if ice.

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