Thursday, June 08, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

World's Worst Children 2
David Walliams has held off a challenge by Joe Wicks for the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, with The World’s Worst Children 2 (HarperCollins Children's) rocketing by 19% in volume to claim the top spot for a second week.
Harper Lee
William Heinemann is publishing the first graphic novel adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird, drawn and adapted by Fred Fordham.
Helen Dunmore
Bloodaxe Books is publishing a poem Helen Dunmore wrote in the final days before she died.
Audible has launched a £10,000 audio-exclusive writing grant for unpublished writers. 
Milo Yiannopoulos has followed up on his promise to self-publish after Simon & Schuster US dropped him.
Travels with my Sketchbook
Chris Riddell is publishing a book revealing his “incredible journey” as children’s laureate.

Independent publishers including Cloud Lodge Books, Burning Eye and Honno dominate the Polari First Book Prize longlist, which only features one non-independently published book.
Val McDermid
Val McDermid, Christopher Brookmyre, Denise Mina and Stuart MacBride will feature in crime festival Bloody Scotland's first ever book of fiction.
English Pen
The PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize 2017 shortlist celebrating the best non-fiction on any historical subject has been announced.
Phillippa Gregory
Historical author Philippa Gregory is to open a newly launched community library in North Yorkshire later this month.
Holly Willoughby
HarperCollins has acquired Truly Scrumptious Baby, the second parenting book from TV presenter Holly Willoughby, to be published in September.
Harvill Secker
Harvill Secker has acquired a debut psychological thriller by Jo Jakeman, 2016 winner of York Festival of Writing's Friday Night Live competition.

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