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Dateline LBF: Day One Deals & Tidbits

  • Booktwo is running a live Twitter feed from LBF. We’ll be checking it obsessively, no doubt.
  • Quercus‘s Sue Freestone beat out several other publishers to secure the UK rights to Canadian Donna Milner‘s debut novel, AFTER RIVER. (PN)
  • John Calder hands over eponymous publishing program to Alma Books. (PN, 1st item.)
  • Publishing Associations speak out about China’s intellectual piracy. (the Bookseller)
  • Keynote speech from non-executive chairman Simon Master. (PN)
  • Jamie Oliver signs with longtime publisher Penguin to tell his life story. (the Bookseller)
  • Journal prices: even more ridiculously expensive than previously thought. (the Bookseller)
  • Hanif Kureshi‘s first novel since 2001, SOMETHING TO TELL YOU, will be published by Faber in 2008. All other rights are still available. (the Bookseller)
  • Peter Collinridge posts a rejected Bookseller piece on the dangers of adopting technology too quickly
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