Friday, April 21, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Liberal Democrats
The Liberal Democrats have received a surge in support from the book trade ahead of the general election on 8th June thanks to the party’s clear stance against Brexit, according to a survey conducted by The Bookseller.
Other publishers have welcomed Penguin Random House's new stance on paying work experience participants, after it pledged to pay the National Living Wage to 450 candidates every year.
Malala Yousafzai
Puffin is publishing a picture book by Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani blogger who survived being shot by the Taliban for supporting girls' education in 2012 and went on to become the youngest-ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
National Trust
Cambridge Literary Festival has entered into a partnership with the National Trust to deliver a major history festival at the Wimpole Estate over one weekend in early July.
Kirstie Allsopp
TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp is penning her first cookbook Kirstie’s Real Kitchen to be published by Hodder this autumn.
Self-publishing historical fiction author D N Carter is offering a £10,000 prize to the reader who can crack the codes hidden in his new book series.

Amy Poehler
Hodder Children’s Books, part of the Hachette Children’s Group, has acquired Moxie, a "timely and empowering" feminist YA novel from US author Jennifer Mathieu.
American TV host Bill O’Reilly's US publisher Macmillan is to stick by him after he was sacked from his Fox News talk show following the revelation that he has settled several sexual harassment cases.
Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal
Sphere non-fiction is publishing a book by American comedy duo Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal combining autobiography, trivia and advice.

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