Friday, January 29, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

National Libraries Day
A host of writers and artists, including crime writer Ann Cleeves, poet Roger McGough and author/illustrator Nick Sharratt, will join local library communities in a week of special activities leading up to National Libraries Day on Saturday 6th February.
Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press is cutting 45 editorial and production roles out of its English Language Teaching division in Cambridge, asking staff to move to "other Press publishing centres outside the UK".
Buster Books
Michael O’Mara imprint Buster Books has promised to stop selling books as being “for boys” or “for girls” following an online campaign against gender labelling.
Louise Rice
Louise Rice is to take over as c.e.o. of app developer Touchpress from 1st February, with Sam Aspinall departing.
Gail Rebuck
Penguin Random House UK chair Gail Rebuck has joined the board of the Guardian Media Group as non-executive director.
Trevor Noah
Comedian Trevor Noah, the host of "The Daily Show" on TV channel Comedy Central, is publishing his first book, a memoir, with John Murray.

The Hatching
Gollancz has won a "fun as hell" thriller at auction from a "remarkable new talent", US writer Ezekiel Boone.
The Association of American Publishers
The latest report from the Association of American Publishers has revealed adult book revenues in the US shot up 2.9% for the first three quarters of 2015 - and up more than 7% in September - while children's and YA takings for the period dipped slightly.
Mills & Boon
Romance fiction publisher Mills & Boon is entering the adult colouring book market with a new book,The Art of Romance.
Pushkin Press
Pushkin Press has acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights to a novel by Danish author Dorthe Nors.

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