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A plea to booksellers, and one to publishers

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 5:00pm

In her speech at the Booksellers Association conference, Rosamund de la Hey had one plea for booksellers, and another for publishers.

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New Titan imprint to showcase Europe's best comics

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 5:00pm

Titan Comics has launched a new imprint named Statix Press, which will showcase the best comics from Europe and around the globe.

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Agent James Carroll to join Diane Banks Associates

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 5:00pm

Former PFD broadcast and live events agent James Carroll is to join Diane Banks Associates as broadcast and brand licensing agent in December.

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'Game-changing' book on sexual assault to Myriad

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 5:00pm

Myriad has bought world rights to What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape, a "game-changing" book that looks at sexual assault and the global discourse on rape from the viewpoint of a survivor, writer, counsellor and activist.

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Simple public libraries

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 5:00pm

A good library service is not a complicated library service, says Tim Coates.

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DFB buys 'explosive' first YA novel from Shaw

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 5:00pm

David Fickling Books has bought Fiona Shaw’s first YA novel, “an explosive thriller”.

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Read extracts from the Man Booker Prize 2017 shortlist

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 5:00pm

Get a taster of all six books shortlisted for the Man Booker 2017.

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Hayden to join Sphere as commissioning editor

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 5:00pm

Viola Hayden is to join Little, Brown Book Group as commissioning editor at Sphere Fiction.

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W&N hires Lettice Franklin as commissioning editor

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 5:00pm

Weidenfeld & Nicolson has appointed Lettice Franklin as commissioning editor.

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Roald Dahl Day celebrated with 'pop-up' Lego characters

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 5:00pm

Roald Dahl Day kicked off on Wednesday (13th September) with the annual global celebration of the author on his birthday with a range of celebrations, activities and new titles.

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Canongate buys Severn House Publishers

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 5:00pm

Canongate Books has acquired independent Severn House Publishers from owner Edwin Buckhalter and his family for an undisclosed sum.

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York bookseller's debut makes Man Booker shortlist

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 5:00pm

The debut novel by York bookseller Fiona Mozley has made the cut for the 2017 Man Booker Prize shortlist, along with debuts by George Saunders and Emily Fridlund.

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Icelandic crime writing award launches

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 2:00pm

Icelandic authors Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and Ragnar Jonasson are set to sponsor a new crime writing award to encourage more people to write in their first language.

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Publisher pays tribute to 'Titan of theatre' Peter Hall

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 5:00am

James Hogan, publisher at Oberon Books, has paid tribute to the late Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, as a "Titan of the theatre" and treasured author who helped to transform the fortunes of the small independent press 15 years ago. 

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Five alive: Jamie Oliver spends third week at number one

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 5:00am

Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food (Michael Joseph) has rustled up another week in the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 56,966 copies for £675,321 according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.

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Scribe signs 'ambitious' debut by Jonathan Carr

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 5:00am

Scribe UK is to publish Chicago Rising, an "ambitious" debut novel by Jonathan Carr.

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Faber signs Peace's 10th novel Patient X

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 5:00am

Faber is to publish the tenth novel from David Peace, entitled Patient X, in April 2018.

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Dommett's romantic misadventures debut to Headline

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 5:00am

Comedian and "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!" star Joel Dommett is publishing a book with Headline in February. 

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James and Smith join Blue Peter Book Awards as judges

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 5:00am

Kid Normal authors Greg James and Chris Smith are joining the Blue Peter Book Awards’ judging panel.

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Pan Mac makes e-books available to schools

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 5:00am

Pan Macmillan is making its e-books available to UK schools through digital education provider RM Books.

The partnership means e-books by authors such as Chris Riddell, Eva Ibbotson and Andy Griffiths, and the poet Brian Moses will be accessible to be read on the platform, aling with a selection of textbooks, topic books and ficiton e-books from educational and trade publishers of different sizes.

Alan Hodgin, head of RM Books, said the company was delighted to have Pan Macmillan's support for its licences and rental terms.

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