Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Morning Briefing - The Bookseller

Pottermore, big publisher office moves, Waterstones removing kindle devices from its stores and the recent Paris attacks feature in the Top 10 most-read stories on The Bookseller in 2015.
Bloomsbury Publishing is set to acquire LexisNexis and Jordan family law publishing assets from RELX, subject to approval, for £1.4m.
Matthew Williamson
Laurence King Publishing has commissioned a designer colouring book by “iconic” British fashion designer Matthew Williamson.
Senior commissioning editor for fashion at Laurence King, Camilla Morton, acquired world rights for the new concept book.
Matthew Williamson: Fashion Print and Colouring is intended to give readers an “exclusive window” into his creative process. It will combine his  catwalk archive with hand-rendered prints for the readers to colour in.
Karin Slaughter
In the second part of our review of the year, we take a look at the big stories from April to June.
HarperCollins Children’s Books UK is publishing a gift edition of Dr. Seuss' What Pet Should I Get? today in time for Christmas.
Publishers must participate in the evolution of metadata standards, improve the accuracy of inputting that data, and broaden the access to companies outside of their customer base, according to industry experts.

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