Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Abe Books
Indie booksellers around the world suffered lost income over the weekend when the Amazon-owned website AbeBooks.com went down for nearly two days.
Taran Matharu
BookTrust’s new writer in resident Taran Matharu has discussed the need for publishers to capitalise on young people’s enthusiasm for gaming through books.
Marilyn Warnick
Marilyn Warnick, long-serving Mail on Sunday books editor, handling serial rights, has stepped down from the role after 18 years. 
Louise Hay
Louise Hay, the founder of self-help publisher Hay House, has died of natural causes aged 90.
George Michael
HarperCollins has acquired a biography of George Michael by author Sean Smith to publish in November.
Tell Me You're Mine by Elisabeth Norebäck
Swedish author Elisabeth Norebäck, whose domestic noir debut amassed a string of deals during this year's London Book Fair, has now sold in 26 territories and has attracted interest from the film industry. 

Hilary Strong
The former chief executive of Agatha Christie Limited, Hilary Strong, has been appointed to head up media production business Bob & Co.
A List
Mills & Boon is launching its first weekly serial: a new 12-part digital-only series, called Secrets of the A List, to be written by 11 of its existing authors.
Star Wars
DK is publishing an official beginner's guide to "Star Wars" this September.
VE Schwab
Titan Books has acquired four new titles by American fantasy author V.E. Schwab in a six-figure deal.
Simon & Schuster has made two new acquisitions for its digital-first programme for commercial women's fiction, Digital Originals.


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