Week 50/20 – week ending 11 December

  No bad sex in 2020 The Literary Review has cancelled the 2020 Bad Sex in Fiction Award. “The judges felt that the public had been subjected to too many bad things this year to justify exposing it to bad sex as well,” the journal explained. Invitations to the party at which the prize is…

Bookseller Briefing 33/19 – week ending 16 August

Orion launches digital imprint Dash Orion is launching a new digital-first commercial fiction imprint called Dash this autumn, led by commissioning editor Victoria Oundjian. The venture, which aims to “connect readers with stories, fast” will publish across all fiction genres including romance, comedy, suspense, historical tales and thought-provoking novels about the modern world. Oundjian will…

The Bookseller – Foyles Birmingham … ‘This is 21st century bookselling’

      Acknowledgements: The Bookseller Foyles Birmingham opens with audio-visual ‘author pods’ Published September 29, 2015. By Lisa Campbell The new Foyles Birmingham store opened today (30th September) featuring audio-visual ‘author pods’ reading stories to customers. In a new move for Foyles, the Birmingham’s Grand Central Station bookshop contains three audio-visual ‘author pods’ and a…