Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

The publication of new guidelines on internships has been hailed as a “very positive” step in improving accessibility and diversity in the industry, as figures in the trade slam unpaid work as "morally wrong" and of earning the industry a "poor reputation".
Tamsin Rosewell
A viable Net Book Agreement for today's UK industry might stipulate that books should be sold at printed prices for a minimum of 30 days, independent bookseller Tamsin Rosewell has suggested.
Orion has made a number of promotions across its editorial, publicity, marketing, sales and rights departments, including the promotion of Olivia Morris to editorial director for Seven Dials and Orion Spring.
Matthew Todd
Matthew Todd, Bantam author and award-winning editorial director of gay magazine Attitude, is among the six authors shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize, awarded annually to a writer whose first book (whether poetry, prose, fiction or non-fiction) explores what it is to be LGBT. 
CILIP has made a number of pledges to overcome inequality in the library and information sector by 2020 in an action plan.
Non Pratt
YA author Non Pratt had her head shaved by fellow writers at the Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) after raising almost £3,000 for a neurodisability charity.

Personalised children’s book start-up Wonderbly has scooped $8.5m (£6m) in funding from European publisher Ravensburger days after changing its name.
Atlantic imprint Corvus has signed a "completely compulsive" psychological thriller by Jennifer Hillier in a "hotly contested and fiercely fought auction".
Publisher John Wiley has launched a content sharing initiative across its research portfolio, following a successful four-month trial run earlier this year.
Hawksmoor Restaurants and Recipes
Preface has acquired a new book from Hawksmoor restaurateurs Huw Gott and Will Beckett, to publish this autumn.
3 of Cups Press
A new independent publisher called 3 of Cups Press, dedicated to promoting and championing marginalised voices, is launching this month.
Seven Dials
Seven Dials has acquired The Dirty Diet: Ditch the guilt, love your food by Kate Harrison, bestselling author of the 5:2 diet series.

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