Friday, February 05, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Waterstones is “moving in the right direction” but there is still “much more work to do”, the chain’s managing director James Daunt has said after the company significantly reduced its losses last year.
Google has launched a new digital-only bookstore "for books that cannot be printed".
Peter Bazalgette
John Murray has acquired The Empathy Instinct: A Blueprint For a Civil Society by Peter Bazalgette, chair of Arts Council England.
Waterstones Tottenham Court Road
Publishers, writers and agents praised the new Waterstones Tottenham Court Road as “fresh” and “funky” at its official opening last night.
Quick Reads
Around 27% of people fear reading could become a “forgotten pleasure” according to new research commissioned to mark the 10th anniversary of Galaxy Quick Reads.
jodi Picoult
Hodder is set to publish a new "thought-provoking" and "life-affirming" novel from Jodi Picoult entitled Small Great Things.

Nicolas Sarkozy
A mea culpa book written by former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has shot to number one of the GfK/Livres Hebdo top 20 best-seller list of fiction and non-fiction titles eight days after publication.
Emma Matthewson
Bonnier Zaffre, the fiction division of Bonnier Publishing, has made a number of changes at Piccadilly Press and Hot Key Books, including promoting Emma Matthewson to publishing director of both imprints.
 Deborah Rogers
The Deborah Rogers Foundation, set up last year in memory of the literary agent Deborah Rogers, has received more than 850 submissions for its inaugural Writer’s Award, launched in October.
DK, a division of Penguin Random House UK, will next month launch a series of braille books for children.

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