Saturday, January 23, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Academic bookselling has “changed fundamentally”, and is proving a challenge for retailers.
Pearson is set to axe 500 jobs in the UK as part of its restructure this year, The Bookseller understands.
Andersen Press is marking its 40th birthday by launching a picture book prize for début illustrators.
Other publishers and universities are welcoming Penguin Random House UK's decision to disregard university degrees as a prerequisite for applications.
Former Weidenfeld & Nicolson employee Michael Dover remembers Lord Weidenfeld.
Lemmy, The Ace of Spades
Orion non-fiction is set to publish the biography of the late Ian Fraser ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, the founder and front man of the rock band Motörhead.

Amazon is to create "several thousand new jobs" across Europe this year, with 2,500 of them expected to be in the UK.
Profile Books has promoted Rebecca Gray to editorial director for Profile and Serpent’s Tail and appointed Ed Lake editorial director of Profile.
Gordon Wise
Senior agent at Curtis Brown, Gordon Wise, has been elected president of the Association of Author's Agents (AAA), following the end of current president Sam Edenborough's term.
BBC Books is expanding and diversifying its Doctor Who offering with a broad range of publications scheduled for 2016. 
Philip Gwyn Jones
Scribe has appointed Philip Gwyn Jones as publisher-at-large at the same time as revealing its first three acquisitions for the year.
Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a "brave and life affirming" debut about love, clinical depression and men called Boys Don't Cry.

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