Thursday, August 03, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

computer typing
Sock puppetry is still "widespread" today in spite of the trade's best efforts to stamp it out more than five years ago, a number of publishers have told The Bookseller, following the latest case to be brought to light.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Little, Brown) has Wingardium Leviosa’d straight into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot.
Terry Pratchett's Discworld Imaginarium
Gollancz has acquired Terry Pratchett's Discworld Imaginarium, a portfolio of illustrations from Discworld artist Paul Kidby.
The government is to investigate the reduction of Barnet Council's library provision following complaints and protests from campaigners.
Arts & Humanities Research Council
A new £80m programme will see the UK's creative industries partnered with universities for a series of funded research and development projects aimed at boosting innovation.
US book publishing revenues have risen 4.9% for the first quarter of 2017 following higher sales in Adult books and higher education course materials, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) has reported.

Breakfast at Tiffany's KinderGuide
A judge in the US has ruled that unauthorised children’s editions of classics infringe the copyright of the originals published by Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster US.
Justice for Laughing Boy
Jessica Kingsley Publishers is to release Justice for Laughing Boy, the story of a disabled teenager who drowned while staying at a specialist NHS unit, written by his mother, Sara Ryan.
Big Family Cooking Showdown
Ebury has acquired the official TV tie-in to the new 2017 BBC Two series, The Big Family Cooking Showdown.
Portobello Books
Portobello Books is launching a new logo created by former Penguin designer David Pearson.
Gabby Sidibe
Vintage is to publish the Oscar-nominated "Precious" star Gabourey Sidibe’s memoir, This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare.
HarperCollins imprint HQ has acquired world English language rights to two books by IT officer and screenwriter, Khurrum Rahman.

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