Saturday, February 13, 2016

Latest book trade news from The Bookseller

The UK’s possible exit from the European Union, looking likely to be the subject of a summer referendum, would be a disaster for the book trade, according to industry figures such as Waterstones m.d. James Daunt, Bonnier Publishing c.e.o. Richard Johnson and Alma Books m.d. Alessandro Gallenzi.
IPG Awards 2016
Nosy Crow leads the nominations for the 10th annual Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) Independent Publishing Awards 2016 with five nominations, while Bloomsbury Publishing follows closely behind with four.
The book trade is aiming to put books at the heart of Valentine's Day, with publishers unveiling a range of campaigns reflecting that there is a light and a dark side to the day.
The British Book Industry Awards
Authors Peter James and James Heneage, critic and author Amanda Craig and former Hachette deputy c.e.o. David Young will help judge this year’s British Book Industry Awards.
Cassandra Clare
Cassandra Clare’s lawyer has hit out at a lawsuit filed by author Sherrilyn Kenyon for copyright infringement, saying the case is "filled with basic factual inaccuracies".
The Bodley Head is publishing an "exclusive firsthand account" of the scientific hunt for gravitational waves.

Simon & Schuster saw global sales rise by 8% in the fourth quarter of 2015 to $233m (£160m), however e-book sales were down, following a wider trend across the larger publishing houses.
Jack Monroe
Pan Macmillan has bought world rights for food writer and campaigner Jack Monroe’s third book Cooking on a Bootstrap.
Sophie Orme
An "internal restructure" at Mantle has led to the redundacy of a senior editor on maternity leave, Sophie Orme.
Burley Fisher Books
The people behind Camden Lock Books have opened a new independent bookshop in Hackney, east London.
Open Access
The UK has made "substantial progress" towards ensuring Open Access publication of publicly funded research since the Finch Report was published in 2012, according to an independent advisory report to government.
Born To Run
Bruce Springsteen has penned his autobiography, set for international release through Simon & Schuster this September.

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