Thursday, February 25, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Mari Evans
Mari Evans has been appointed as the new managing director of Headline, with Jane Morpeth becoming chair of the group.
Joanne Harris
Joanne Harris has announced she is pulling out of a literature festival “for the first time in my life” because of its demanding contract terms and has called for an industry-wide standard to be introduced.
The subscriber list and review archive for mail-order book business the Good Book Guide has been acquired by book review and recommendation site Lovereading, following a “turbulent” decade for the Guide.
Jungle Books, a library for migrants set up in the French port city of Calais, is at risk of eviction after half of the camp has been threatened with demolition.
Matt Haig
Author Matt Haig has withdrawn from appearing at this year’s Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai following a campaign against the event, spearheaded by author Jonathan Emmett and blogger Zoe Toft.
Claudia Connal
Simon & Schuster UK has appointed Claudia Connal as editorial director of non-fiction.

Joe Wicks
Joe “The Body Coach” Wicks has held the Official Top 50 number one spot for an eighth consecutive week, selling 22,809 copies for £189,888, according to Nielsen BookScan.
Hachette Children’s Group has appointed Paul Rockett as publishing director of education.
James Patterson
Author James Patterson has launched a competition to give one student the opportunity to co-author a book with him.
The Romford Pelé
Century is publishing The Romford Pelé, the autobiography of Arsenal "legend" Ray Parlour.
Elizabeth Masters
Elizabeth Masters, currently PR manager for Tinder Press at Headline, has been appointed deputy publicity director for Quercus.
Canelo is to publish Last Light, the first in a new series from CJ Lyons, and will reissue her “hugely popular” Lucy Guardino FBI thrillers.

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