Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Sharmaine Lovegrove
Little, Brown Book Group is launching a new stand-alone imprint dedicated to inclusivity called Dialogue Books.
Ed Vere
As a slew of children’s books promoting empathy hit bookshelves, some kids’ authors say they feel a growing responsibility to counteract the UK’s “intolerant” political climate.
Hay House
Hay House UK has won the rights to publish Gabrielle Bernstein’s new book The Judgement Detox after a “heated” five-way auction.
Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize
Head of Zeus has two books shortlisted for the £10,000 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize.
James Lewis
James Lewis is leaving his role as senior communications officer in the corporate communications team at HarperCollins to join Amazon UK.
Saboteur Awards
Dead Ink’s email-based novella The Night Visitors and poet Hollie McNish have both been honoured Saboteur Awards this year.

Bonnier Zaffre has acquired two women’s fiction titles from debut author Asia Mackay, who was a runner-up in the Richard & Judy "Search for a Bestseller" competition.
Author Ian McEwan has likened the UK to "a depressed teenage self-harmer" in a speech to remain supporters in Westminster on Brexit.
Jerusalem by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Simon Sebag Montefiore’s Jerusalem (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) is set to be adapted for the screen after Lionsgate Television UK bought rights to the non-fiction work.
Fight For Libraries
Four libraries in South Tyneside are at risk of closure if community groups are unable to come forward to run them.

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