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Thursday, February 15, 2018
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Connect Books sold for £6m
Connect Books has been sold to private equity firm Aurelius for just £6m – nearly half of the originally-agreed sale price.
Coelho and Thomas nominated alongside Ness and Rundell in more inclusive Carnegie longlist
Established names such as Patrick Ness, Katherine Rundell and Jim Kay are longlisted for the 2018 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals alongside debut authors Angie Thomas, Julia Sarda and Sam Winston.
Trade asked for evidence so UK can retain 'world-leading' publishing sector
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Publishing has called for evidence from the trade as it seeks to maintain a “world-leading” publishing sector in the UK.
Brazil’s book market saw 2017 lift
Brazil's book market saw real growth of 3.1% last year, according to Brazilian book trade publication PublishNews.
Feminist dystopia debut to HQ in six-figure deal
HQ has bought a "powerful feminist dystopia" by linguistics academic Christina Dalcher, billed as "
The Handmaid’s Tale
, in a six-figure deal.
Two British playwrights benefit from Audible's $5m fund
The first group of emerging playwrights to benefit from Audible's $5m fund will include two British writers: Gary McNair, from Glasgow, and James Fritz, from London.
Borough snaps up Saunders' protégé for 'dazzling' debut
Borough Press has scooped a debut novel by British author Joe Mungo Reed, described as "dazzling" by his professor George Saunders.
Michael O'Mara launches audio list
Michael O’Mara Books is expanding its publishing programme by launching a new audiobook list for key titles.
'Definitive' biography of Prince Harry to John Blake
John Blake Publishing, part of Bonnier Publishing UK, is releasing a "definitive" biography of Prince Harry by journalist and author Angela Levin.
'Electric' historical fiction wins Caledonia Novel Award
Scottish novelist Elizabeth Macneal has won this year’s Caledonia Novel Award for her "masterful" historical fiction debut,
The Doll Factory
, set in Victorian London.
Karnac Books moves premises
One of London’s oldest independent bookshops, Karnac, has moved to a new location on Finchley Road.
Hachette's Vagina Monologues performance raises hundreds of pounds
Virago and the Gender Balance Network staged a sold-out performance of Eve Ensler’s
The Vagina Monologues
at Hachette UK's offices in London on Valentine's Day to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.
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