Wednesday, December 16, 2015

News from The Bookseller

The Road to Little Dribbling
Many indies are reporting buoyant Christmas trading, with increases on last year as high as 20%.
Hachette Livre
Hachette Livre has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to buy general literature publisher Editions Kero.
Chris Hadfield © Max Rosenstein
Macmillan Children’s Books (MCB) will next year publish a children’s book by Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield.
Sarah J Maas © John Wasserman
Bloomsbury Children’s Books has acquired the world rights to The Throne of Glass Coloring Book, based Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series.
Nature Publishing Group
Nature Publishing Group and ReadCube’s 12-month content sharing trial to support collaborative research will "continue indefinitely" following "positive results" and no sign of an adverse effect on subscriptions.
Penguin Random House
Hemali Sodhi has been appointed senior vice president of marketing for Penguin Random House India, with Caroline Newbury - currently vice president of marketing and corporate communications - leaving PRH in 2016 to return to the UK.

Barefoot Books
Publisher Barefoot Books has told business associates it will close its Oxford studio at the end of the month.
Gobble Gruff
Sam Curry and Elle Stevenson, two of the candidates of BBC1’s "The Apprentice" who put together a picture book for the show, have decided to self-publish a new title.
John Murray
John Murray Learning has acquired The Miracle Morning, the self-published “new sensation in self-help” by Hal Elrod.
Icon Books
Icon Books has signed Make Way for the Superhumans - How the Science of Bio-enhancement is Transforming our World and How We Need to Deal with it by Michael Bess.

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