Saturday, January 30, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

A revitalised bricks and mortar offer, new routes to readers and healthy exports are among the key elements that combined to create “a new landscape” for the trade in 2015, with publishers saying last year’s market growth is sustainable—despite a drop in digital sales.
 Fiona Kennedy
Orion Children’s Books' managing director and publisher Fiona Kennedy is leaving the company "to pursue other interests".
Amazon posted its third quarter of profits in a row in the fourth quarter ending 31st December.
Tom Bonnick
The children’s book industry will continue to see demand for beautiful print books and diverse stories in 2016, and the market for Young Adult titles by UK authors will go from strength to strength, according to publishers and editors.
The Murder Room
Hachette has decided to close its e-only vintage crime imprint The Murder Room, resulting in the redundancy of its publisher, Julia Silk.
John Sadler
US parent company Morris Communications is bringing together its three Bath-based businesses - Footprint Travel Guides, PopOut Maps and sales agency Travel Alliance - into one new company.
Jonathan Ruppin
Jonathan Ruppin, formerly web editor at Foyles, has joined Orson & Co. as literary director.
Roald Dahl redesigns
Penguin Random House Children’s is rebranding its Roald Dahl fiction range as part of plans to mark the centenary of his birth.
Fifty Shades of Grey
A sum of $11.5m has been awarded to a schoolteacher ruled to have been cheated out of her portion of royalties for the sale of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Journalist Laurence Blair, 24, has won the £1,000 2015 Bodley Head FT Essay Prize for "150 Years of Solitude: Bolivia’s Dreams of the Sea".
HarperVoyager UK is running a new Twitter campaign and title give-away, dedicating a day to fantasy author Peter V Brett's Demon Cycle series.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Weidenfeld & Nicolson is publishing I Must Belong Somewhere by Sunday Times journalist Jonathan Dean.

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