Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The Bookseller

Philip Pullman
Philip Pullman has called for a reintroduction of a minimum price for books to protect independent bookshops, calling them “the lantern bearers of civilisation”.
Advances for psychological thrillers 'plateau' as agents fear market is becoming more crowded.
Anja Sieg looks at how booksellers across the world are upping their game.
The UK’s biggest literary agency, Curtis Brown, tops our rights league table for the first half of 2017, doubling the reported deals of the next biggest firm.
Love Island on Paper
Hamlyn, part of Octopus Publishing Group, has acquired the official book of ITV2’s "Love Island" following a "hotly contested" auction.
Michael Joseph
Michael Joseph has welcomed Swedish bestseller Fredrik Backman to its list in a six-figure deal. 

Dangerous Milo Yianopolous
Simon & Schuster US has claimed that by failing to return its advance or respond with “protest or reservation”, Milo Yiannopoulos accepted the cancellation of his book contract, according to reports.
Independent houses Thames & Hudson and Darf Publishers are introducing new strands of children’s publishing to their lists.
The English-language edition of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (Vintage) has sold one million copies worldwide, the publisher has revealed.
Publishing start-up Lost My Name has changed its name to Wonderbly. 
The Handmaid's Tale on Channel 4
Handmaids descended on London to mark the finale of Channel 4's popular television series adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (Vintage).
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pan Macmillan imprint Boxtree is publishing a new unauthorised oral history of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and its spin-off "Angel", called Slayers and Vampires, to mark the 20th anniversary of the original cult '90s TV show. 

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