Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

tom Weldon
Industry leaders foresee a continued revival for high street bookshops in 2016, more from the vloggers, strength in children's and audio, and a renewed emphasis on diversity in the publishing workforce.
Harry Potter Magical Creatures colouring book
Studio Press is to release The Official Harry Potter Magical Creatures Colouring Book, the follow-up to the "hugely" successful Harry Potter Colouring Book.
Time Out will no longer produce any Time Out Guide Books in 2016, the company has confirmed.
DC Thomson
DC Thomson & Company Limited has said profit for the year to 31st March 2015 was up 23% from £23.6m, despite a 10% drop in book sales.
Society of Chief Librarians
A report commissioned by the Society of Chief Librarians will recommend a £20m investment in a “unified digital platform” for English libraries. However this investment risks "losing sight" of the immediate challenges facing libraries, campaigners have said.
The Road to Little Dribbling
Transworld is retrospectively seeking permission to publish Skegness' town mascot on the cover of Bill Bryson's bestselling title, The Road to Little Dribbling.

K M Peyton
Next month will mark more than 70 years of the work of author K M Peyton being in print, and David Fickling Books will recognise the occasion by publishing a new novel by the Flambards creator.
Ten Days
Ten Days, the “highly anticipated political thriller” by Gillian Slovo, has been chosen for the Cityread London campaign for 2016.
Fox has acquired rights to Joe Hill’s forthcoming novel The Fireman, to be published by Gollancz in May.
Bloomsbury is to publish its own French-language translation of Coup de foudre, nouvelle, a fictional rewrite of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s sexual assault scandal, as French publishers elected to turn down translation rights to the book.
The Complete Poems of Asa Briggs
Former Harvester Press founder John Spiers has set up a new publishing company called Edward Everett Root Publishers.
Cambridge University Press has teamed up with the UCL Institute of Education to launch a new reading scheme for young children.

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