Thursday, May 18, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Paula Hawkins
Paula Hawkins’ Into the Water (Doubleday) has held the UK Official Top 50 number one spot for a second week running, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.
Cold Feet
Hodder & Stoughton is publishing Cold Feet: The Lost Years, an original novel written in collaboration with the creator of the 90s TV show of the same name.
Publishers are being urged to reassess how they process personal data ahead of new European regulations set to come into force in May next year regardless of Brexit.
Hay festival
The Hay Festival has agreed to continue to fund part of Hay-on-Wye Library’s operating costs offering a “short-term fix for a long-term problem".
Guardian Faber has appointed Fred Baty to the role of commissioning editor.
Speak its Name
The Society of Authors has announced its shortlist for this year’s £10,000, Betty Trask Prize - including for the first time a self-published novel, Speak its Name by Kathleen Jowitt. 

The TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (Vintage) will be shown in the UK on Channel 4 this month after the channel acquired rights to the drama series.
Kogan Page has bought two books about cyber attacks from a former Guardian editor and a professor.
Caine Prize
A story published by Manchester-based indie Comma Press is featured on the Caine Prize for African Writing shortlist.
Digital Science
Holtzbrinck technology company Digital Science has opened a subsidiary company in Moscow.
Seven Dials, Orion's new non-fiction imprint, has snapped up Roots, the first cookbook by Michelin star chef Tommy Banks.
William Sutcliffe
Bloomsbury Children’s Books has acquired two Young Adult titles from William Sutcliffe.

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