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Grand Central Charges into Its Second Decade
February 9, 2018

Following a big year for the publisher, which saw a change of leadership and an unexpected hit, the former Warner Books heads into 2018 with a handful of big books in the works.

Is Regan Arts Pivoting or Sputtering?
February 9, 2018

When it launched in 2013, Regan Arts, backed by industry veteran Judith Regan, got off to a promising start. But, after rounds of staff reductions, softening print book sales, and a number of canceled projects, publishing insiders claim something is wrong. Regan, through her lawyer, claimed it's business as usual.

Licence renewed: Anthony Horowitz to write official James Bond prequel
February 8, 2018 at 11:19 am

Forever and a Day, the author’s second 007 novel, will make use of material left behind by Ian Fleming to imagine Bond’s first missionDrawing from original material left behind by Ian Fleming, Anthony Horowitz is writing a prequel to the first ever James Bond novel, Casino Royale.Forever and a Day, which is authorised by the…

Helen Oxenbury and John Burningham win top books honour
February 8, 2018 at 8:12 am

The couple, whose children’s books include We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and Borka, receive BookTrust’s first ever joint lifetime achievement awardTwo giants of children’s books, Helen Oxenbury and John Burningham, are to be honoured with the first ever double BookTrust lifetime achievement award. The couple, who were married in 1964, are behind some of…

Getting the PID Word Out — At PIDapalooza and Beyond…
February 8, 2018 at 5:30 am

Outreach was the word of the moment at PIDapalooza 2018. So how can we improve persistent identifier adoption and usage by researchers? The post Getting the PID Word Out — At PIDapalooza and Beyond… appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Obama advisor's memoir to Bodley Head
February 8, 2018 at 1:45 am

The Bodley Head is publishing a "behind-the-scenes account" of the Obama administration from a former deputy national security advisor, Ben Rhodes.

O'Brien given $50k PEN/Nabokov Award
February 8, 2018 at 1:45 am

Irish novelist Edna O'Brien has been awarded the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature for her "powerful voice" and the "absolute perfection of her prose".

New James Frey novel from John Murray
February 8, 2018 at 1:45 am

James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces (John Murray), is publishing a new novel with John Murray called Katerina.

Darren Witherall appointed IglooBooks c.o.o
February 8, 2018 at 1:45 am

Darren Witherall has been appointed to the role of chief operating officer for IglooBooks as one of three "key" appointments across its senior management team in the UK and US.

My reading life
February 8, 2018 at 1:45 am

Vaseem Khan’s life changed after discovering the the local library as a child—and now he hopes to inspire others through his Quick Reads contribution.

New Harkness vampire novel to Headline
February 8, 2018 at 1:45 am

Headline is publishing a "passionate" vampire love story: Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness, the author of the All Souls trilogy. 

Comedian's endometriosis memoir to Hodder
February 8, 2018 at 1:45 am

Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a memoir from comedian and writer Eleanor Thom about endometriosis, a chronic condition affecting the lining of the womb, intended to help fellow sufferers.

Clarivate to re-establish Institute for Scientific Information
February 8, 2018 at 1:45 am

Clarivate Analytics is to re-establish the Institute for Scientific Information, in a new incarnation which Annette Thomas, c.e.o. of Clarivate's Scientific and Academic Research Group, promises will be "the brains behind our most complex thinking to solve the problems of our community."

Audible launches own Audio Shows
February 8, 2018 at 1:45 am

Joe Wicks, Bill Bryson and Naomi Alderman are among the writers featuring in Audible's new offering, Audio Shows, which launches today with short audio programmes, original series and exclusive podcasts.

Adult Sales Up, Kids' Sales Down In First Nine Months of 2017
February 8, 2018

Sales of adult trade books inched up 0.4% in the first nine months of 2017, over the same period in 2016, according to estimated released by the AAP’s StatShot program. Sales in the children’s/young adult segment fell 3.5% in the nine-month period compared to 2016.