Friday, June 09, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Naomi Alderman
Naomi Alderman has won the £30,000 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her feminist science fiction novel The Power (Viking).
Lauren Child
Lauren Child has been announced as the 10th Waterstones Children’s Laureate.
Freight Books
Scottish independent Freight Books has revealed that it is "exploring the opportunity" to sell off the company.
Out of Print
Penguin Random House has acquired a New York-based company specialising in creating and selling licensed illustrated literary-themed products called Out of Print. The move is a bid to expand its author and brand-based merchandising.
Pottermore has launched an official art collection, with a selection of posters and mounted prints inspired by the Harry Potter stories (Bloomsbury) by J K Rowling. 
Claire Askew
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired two books by poet Claire Askew, winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Prize, following a four-way auction.

Collins Dictionary
Collins Dictionary has collected its favourite political words from elections to show how we never suffer “word fatigue” as the General Election draws to a close.
Century is publishing the debut of Rich McCor, aka Instagram star Paperboyo, called Around the World in Cut-Outs
The Extincts
Veronica Cossanteli’s middle-grade debut novel The Extincts (Chicken House) is being developed for film by Cirrina Studios, with a 2019 release planned.
Penguin Random House has developed a range of Barbican-inspired Penguin Classics to coincide with a new Barbican exhibition, Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction.
Peter Robinson
Hodder & Stoughton is running a 30th anniversary campaign for crime writer Peter Robinson’s lead character, DCI Alan Banks, with 30 events to unfold over 30 days in his honour.
Eleanor Moran
Element Pictures has optioned Eleanor Moran's latest two novels.

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