Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller - Tuesday am

HarperCollins' profits tripled year-on-year in the 12 months to end June 2015.
Jon Rippon
Palazzo Editions, founded by Colin and Pamela Webb and based in Bath, has been acquired by a management buy-in team led by former Constable & Robinson finance director Jon Rippon.
Terry Wogan
Pan Macmillan has paid tribute to "everyone's favourite friend", the broadcaster Terry Wogan, following his death yesterday morning.
Ingrid Selberg
Ingrid Selberg, the former m.d. of Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Division, is teaming up with Emma Young to write a middle-grade fiction series about vloggers for Macmillan Children’s Books.
Penguin Little Black Classics
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first ever Penguin Classic this year, Penguin is to launch a further 46 titles in the Little Black Classics series in March, including authors and works new to the Penguin Classics list.
Little, Brown is relaunching its teen publishing imprint, Atom, with a new look and focus.
S F Said
Children’s author S F Said is today launching a campaign encouraging newspapers to give more space to children’s book reviews.
Children’s publishers have sent more than 2,500 books to schools and nurseries affected by flooding in Hebden Bridge.
Jamie Oliver Everyday Superfood
Chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver and first-time author Rachel Roddy were among the winners at the André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards.
Sigrid Rausing
Hamish Hamilton and Alfred A Knopf are publishing a memoir by Granta editor Sigrid Rausing in spring 2017.
Fnac, the biggest French cultural products chain, has acquired 50% of Europe’s leading electronic graphic novel and comic book portal Izneo.
A clutch of promotions have been made within the Hodder and John Murray Press publicity teams.

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