Saturday, January 09, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

A quirk in the data cannot detract from a buoyant print return, with 2015 recording the first rise in sales for the print market for seven years.
Independent bookshops have reported robust Christmas trading, with 72% saying sales increased on last year, reflecting a buoyant market for indie bookshops amid the best Christmas for physical book sales in five years.
Philip Pullman
Philip Pullman has joined in the debate over author earnings, saying they could soon be extinct if publishers fail to deliver on fairer terms.
Macmillan Children’s Books is moving in on the Moomins after signing a deal to publish gift titles with the brand’s rights’ owners Moomin Characters Ltd.
A late spending frenzy was not enough to end a challenging year on a positive note for German booksellers.
Emma Watson
Emma Watson wants to start a "feminist book club".
Little Tiger Press
Little Tiger Group is donating 300 new books to primary schools in Hebden Bridge that have been affected by recent flooding. 
Creative Skillset and the Publishing Training Centre (PTC) have partnered to improve access to training, with Creative Skillset subsidising fees for PTC-run courses in February for over 70 trainees.
London Book Fair
Around The World in 8 Hours, London Book Fair’s virtual conference which tracks key trends in the global publishing industry, will return later this month.
Building on the inaugural edition launched last year which engaged more than 900,000 people on Twitter, the conference will bring leading publishers from five continents together for a day of discussion and debate on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and webcasts.
September Publishing has signed non-fiction nature writing book, Among the Summer Snow by Christopher Nicholson.
Friends of the late Tony Moggach are invited to celebrate his life at a gathering.

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