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Three wins for Gaiman's 'Graveyard' at Audie Awards

The audio adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book won three awards at the US Audie Awards, which recognise achievements in audiobooks.

Harris appointed IPG president

Jonathan Harris is the new honorary president of the Independent Publishers Guild.

Harris joined the IPG in 2000 shortly after setting up his publishing company, Learning Matters, which he sold to SAGE in 2011.

His experience in publishing includes the launch of Blackstone Press and being m.d. of Letts Educational.

Since selling Learning Matters, Harris has advised and mentored start-up businesses.

Harris succeeds Sonny Leong as honorary president. Leong will continue to be involved with the IPG as the coordinator of its newly created foundation.

American booksellers at BEA: 'endangered' no more?

Citing 48 new regular member companies in the last year, the American Booksellers Association (ABA) leadership is declaring an end to a six-year crisis in US independent bookshops.

At its annual meeting at BookExpo America in New York City on Thursday (28th May), c.e.o Oren J Teicher told the assembly, "We are engaged in decoupling the word 'endangered' from 'bookstores'."

Ebury Press signs Bonner memoir

Ebury Press has acquired the autobiography of Irish footballer Packie Bonner.

Deputy publisher Andrew Goodfellow bought world all language rights to The Last Line from Kevin Pocklington at Jenny Brown Associates.

Bonner was a goalkeeper who played for Celtic, winning four Scottish Cups and one Scottish League Cup.

He also played for Ireland.

Capstone acquires Oliver picture book

Capstone has acquired a picture book by Carmen Oliver, author and founder of book agency The Booking Biz.

Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies was created to encourage literacy and is about a little girl called Adelaide and her reading buddy, Bear. In the story, Adelaide has to persuade her teacher that Bear is the best individual for the job.

Capstone acquired world rights from Erzsi Deak at the Hen&ink Literary Studio and will publish simultaneously in the UK and the US in 2016. In the UK the book will be published as part of the Curious Fox imprint.


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