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The Bookseller
The UK's definitive book industry magazine and website. News, analysis, Nielsen BookScan sales charts, jobs, Buyer's guides, The British Book Awards and more.
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Markus Dohle, CEO of , has said that he is confident the mega-deal announced with rival publisher Simon & Schuster will pass the regulatory hurdles in the US, and assured agents and authors PRH will continue to be a good industry citizen: (£)
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"It’s vitally important that our publishing reflects the world and speaks to all readers... I can’t wait to discover a shining new star of the future", , and The Tandem Collective launch Fresh Ink, a new writing prize:
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A foreign rights consultancy agency that launched during the first UK lockdown has managed to expand during the second, with Books Everywhere. More here: (£)
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"These are some of the very finest storytellers of recent years and it is simply phenomenal to be working with such an astounding array of talent on a project like this", to publish The Haunting Season, a "dazzling" collection of ghost tales:
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"It's an incredibly exciting first book", has signed the "thrilling debut" from former bookseller , with Exactly What You Mean spanning from Guernsey to the Californian Wildfires. Find out more here:
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This week's Bookstat e-book Top 10 sees 's One More for Christmas in the top spot, with 's Shuggie Bain swooping into the charts. See more here: (£)
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"Gavin’s time as chief of staff coincides with some momentous events in recent political history, often the only person in the room aside from May herself, this book will contain some surprising revelations", bags 's memoir:
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"I’ve always loved Isabel’s writing but she has really upped her game with The Close, and we will match her ambition with a new publication strategy launching in audio first ahead of e-book and print!", takes two from :
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This year's award winners have been revealed, with , and Donal Ryan among the winning names! Find out more here:
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. has announced that actor Allan Corduner will narrate the audiobook of Parting Words by 100-year-old human rights lawyer , with the publisher saying "he’s a perfect narrator for something this special"! More here:
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was pretty audacious about audio—take the State of the (audio) Nation panel, where , , , Miles Stevens-Hoare & explored quality v quantity... Missed it? Catch up on the whole conference with your personal link!
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Still reeling from ? Or another online publishing conference/event from this month? So are we. Catch up on our blog post discussing why publishing events might be better online...
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. takes The Princess to , to complete her House of Windsor trilogy, with the final instalment set to follow the early life of Princess Diana and explore the princess' "painful and complex" route to the royal family:
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There have been mixed reactions from publishers and agents to Bertelsmann's acquisition of Simon & Schuster, with some opposed to the development and others expressing optimism, with calling the DoJ to block the move: (£)
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This year's award winners have been revealed, with , and Donal Ryan among the winning names! Find out more here:
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., a multi-format storytelling platform, featuring the work of authors including Colum McCann and Obioma, and audio performers including Helena Bonham-Carter and David Tennant, has launched this week! Find out more here:
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Novelist and historian Imaobong Umoren have been named as the 2021 winners of the Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award, each winning £20k and a year's residency with the ! More here:
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., part of , will be publishing The 30 Minute Diabetes Cookbook: Eat to Beat Diabetes with 100 Easy Low‐carb Recipes from and in March 2021. Find out more here:
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Markus Dohle acts to dissuade trade worries over 's owner buying S&S, speaking on the historically strong backlists both will now share, reassuring that the two businesses "share similar culture". See more: (£)
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. will publish Carol Ann Lee's "compelling and detailed" account of the women affected by the brutal crimes of Peter Sutcliffe, known as the Yorkshire Ripper, with Somebody's Mother, Somebody's Daughter, in paperback in December:
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