Thursday, August 10, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

J K Rowling
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Sphere) has bewitched the UK Official Top 50 for a second week, holding the number one spot with 23,711 copies sold, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.
Netflix has bought Scottish comic book publisher Millarworld in its first ever acquisition.
Northern Fiction Alliance
Members of the Northern Fiction Alliance have said they have seen boosts in book and rights sales from being part of the coalition.
David Clark
Oxford University Press has appointed David Clark, senior vice president for Health and Medical Sciences at Elsevier, to be the new managing director of its Academic division.
W F Howes
Audiobook and large print publisher W F Howes is boosting its editorial team to “bolster” its acquisitions programme.
Steven Butler
Simon & Schuster Children’s will publish a new middle grade series written by Steven Butler, with illustrations by Steven Lenton, about a Brighton hotel for magical creatures.

Shami Chakrabarti
Human rights campaigner Shami Chakrabarti is publishing a new book with Allen Lane this October, Of Women, making the case for "radical positive action in every sphere of life to promote the vindication of the rights of women worldwide".
Orlando Weeks and Paul Whitehouse
Former member of The Maccabees, Orlando Weeks, has created an illustrated children’s book about a gritterman for Penguin Press.
Pride and Prejudice
Mammoth Screen is reportedly developing a new “darker” adaptation of Pride and Prejudice for ITV.
Octopus imprint Mitchell Beazley has acquired Champagne by American wine writer Peter Liem, a complete buyer's guide to help readers navigate the sparkling wine aisle.

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