Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Bookshops are heralding strong Christmas trading, with retailers including Foyles and Waterstones reporting increased like-for-like sales despite the disruption caused by flooding and the threat of the Paris terror attacks deterring city centre shoppers.
Costa Book Awards
The category winners of the Costa Book Awards 2015 have been revealed, with Kate Atkinson winning in the Novel category for the second time in three years.
Stephen Lotinga
Stephen Lotinga, Nick Clegg's former director of communications, has been appointed as The Publishers Association's new chief executive.
The University Bookseller, Plymouth has closed after 42 years.
WH Smith
WH Smith is being forced to find new headquarters as its offices in Swindon are “no longer fit for purpose and in a state of disrepair”.
Pushkin Press
Pushkin Press will launch its non-fiction line with Summer Before the Dark by Volker Weidermann later this month.

Katherine Halligan
Children’s publisher Nosy Crow has appointed Katherine Halligan to the new role of head of non-fiction and activity publishing.
Grace Jones
Memoirs from musicians Patti Smith, Elvis Costello and Grace Jones have been longlisted for the second Penderyn Music Book Prize, while biographies of John Peel, Sandy Denny and Tubby Hayes have also made the list.
Faber Children’s will next month publish a picture book that was created to help parents get their children to sleep.

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