Saturday, September 09, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Freight Books
Authors and agents have called on Freight Books to provide more transparency about its financial status after it emerged its writers have not been paid for several months.
Books Are My Bag
This year’s Books Are My Bag (BAMB) campaign is hooking up with dating site eHarmony to promote bookshops as the perfect destination for a romantic date.
Historian Simon Schama, former Chatto editor Jenny Uglow and journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge are among those longlisted for 2017's Baillie Gifford Prize, a £30,000 prize rewarding authors of any nationality for penning the best of non-fiction. 
Sheila O'Reilly
Indie booksellers looking to develop their business will be able to access free mentoring from former Dulwich Books owner Sheila O’Reilly, thanks to an initiative by the Unwin Charitable Trust.
Stef Penney
Under a Pole Star (Quercus) by Costa-winning author Stef Penney has been awarded the £10,000 2017 Wilbur and Niso Smith Adventure Writing Prize for Best Published Novel.
Jessie Burton
Jessie Burton’s first children’s book with Bloomsbury’s Children’s Books will be a feminist reimagining of the Grimms’ fairytale “The Twelve Dancing Princesses”, entitled The Restless Girls.

Hairy Bilkers
Seven Dials is publishing The Hairy Bikers’ Mediterranean Adventure on 2nd November.
Oi Cat!
The BA Children's Bookselling Group is launching the Indie Booksellers Children's Book of the Season, which aims to showcase indie bookshops' abillity to promote and sell children's books.
Piers Pickard
Lonely Planet is redesigning its Lonely Planet Kids books in order to give the brand a clearer identity.
China’s printed book sales in the first half of 2017 have showed revenue growth year on year of “above 10%”, according to book-sales data company OpenBook, which released the figure at the Beijing International Book Fair.
Ele Fountain
A former Bloomsbury editor’s début novel about a child refugee’s perilous journey is being published by Pushkin, which bought the title after it was submitted under a nom de plume.
Insidious Intent by Val McDermid
Val McDermid has gone straight to number one in her first appearance in The Bookseller’s Weekly E-Book Ranking.

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