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Hely Hutchinson picks favourites
04.02.10 | Graeme Neill
Hachette c.e.o. Tim Hely Hutchinson has selected David Nicholls' One Day (Hodder) and Andrea Levy's The Long Song (Headline Review) as among his company's highlights in a letter to Amazon's readers.
Hely Hutchinson has become the latest c.e.o. to take part in Amazon.co.uk's Inside Publishing offer, which promotes books from individual publishers on a dedicated page.
He said: "The trend in publishing is the ever more intensive pursuit of quality. This might seem obvious, but Amazon customers will have read of sky-high deals offered to celebrities—perhaps not all on the A-list—and encountered other books that seem pretty pointless. The reading public is good at spotting the meretricious and selecting only the best, which is a relief to those of us who delight in publishing brilliant authors and telling keen readers about them."
Among the other books Hely Hutchinson picks are David Mitchell's forthcoming A Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (Sceptre) and Jonathan Tropper's This is Where I Leave You (Orion).
Other publishers who have taken part in the Inside Publishing campaign are Faber, Canongate and HarperCollins.