Saturday, December 19, 2015

Morning Briefing from The Bookseller

The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness
Penguin Random House UK's hit Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups series have run out of stock, leaving many booksellers across the country unable to sell the popular titles in the run up to Christmas.
HarperCollins’ associate publisher Minna Fry and editorial director Martin Redfern have been made redundant and will leave the company today.
Creative Scotland
The Scottish government's draft budget has revealed that Creative Scotland's funding will be reduced by 3.6% to £32.2m in the financial year 2016/17.
A former Financial Times digital editor has been appointed as the director of a new East London bookshop which intends to target millennials.
Chris Emerson
Chris Emerson, chief operating officer of Hachette UK, is to replace David Young as chair of the Hachette Livre Chief Operating Officers’ Board.
The Bookseller's Christmas Trading Survey
The Bookseller's annual Christmas Trading Survey for independent bookshops is now live.

The Tail of Emily Windsnap
Robert Stromberg, the director of "Maleficent", has signed on to develop a film adaption of Liz Kessler’s Emily Windsnap series.
Scholastic Inc has reported a drop in earnings of 1.5% for the second quarter of 2016, although its UK market grew in local currency terms.
CN Lester
Virago Press has bought a book tackling "burning questions about transgender identity".
James Heneage
Writer James Heneage, founder of the Ottakar’s chain of bookshops, will chair the final judging panel of the 2015 Costa Book of the Year.
Monocle 24
Monocle 24, the global radio station from the editors behind Monocle magazine, has launched a new book show called "Meet the Writers".
Althea Efunshile
Arts Council England deputy chief executive, Althea Efunshile, will step down from her role in October 2016.

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