Friday, August 04, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

James Daunt
Waterstones m.d. James Daunt, author Cressida Cowell and Lizzy Kremer of David Higham Associates are among those contributing to the intensifying debate on steep discounts on printed books and a possible reintroduction of the Net Book Agreement.
Science Book Prize
Books on topics spanning Alzheimer’s, gender politics, infinity and octopuses have all been included on this year's shortlist for The Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2017.
Leslie-Ann Reed
For the first time Quarto has reached an equal split between men and women on its board of directors following the appointment of chartered accountant Leslie-Ann Reed.
Elsevier has acquired bepress, a business which helps academic libraries showcase and share their institutions' research.
P D James
Faber & Faber has launched a website dedicated to the "beloved" crime writer and author P D James, on the date of the author's birthday.
Turhan Gunay
A Turkish publisher and a Turkish publishing house have been named joint winners of the 2017 International Publishers Association's Prix Voltaire.

Former FBI director James Comey has signed a book deal with Macmillan’s Flatiron Books in the US, worth a reported $2m (£1.51m).
Walker Books has partnered with wildlife charity the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to publish a range of children’s titles promoting interest in nature and wildlife.
Benjamin Myers
Mayfly Press imprint Moth Publishing has signed These Darkening Days, the new book from Benjamin Myers.
Federico Andornino, currently editor at John Murray imprint Two Roads, is joining Weidenfeld & Nicolson's fiction team this September as commisisoning editor. 
Indie children’s publisher Tiny Owl has announced two London events to celebrate illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi getting a visa. 
The Bookseller
The Bookseller will run a preview of new titles being published by University Presses in the 3rd November issue of the magazine.

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