Saturday, February 06, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Tony Ross
Tony Ross was the biggest selling children’s illustrator in the UK in 2015, with value sales of his books totalling more than £9m, according to data from Nielsen BookScan.
The crime and thriller genre dominated loans from UK public libraries last year according to data released by Public Lending Right.
National Libraries Day
Libraries across the country are hosting a range of events to encourage their communities to show "solidarity and support" in celebration of "our fantastic, vibrant libraries" to mark National Libraries Day tomorrow.
Iain Pears
Acclaimed art historian and writer Iain Pears is chairing the judging panel for the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. He will be joined by journalist and c.e.o. of website The Pool, Sam Baker, and the literary editor of the Independent on Sunday, Katy Guest.
Xi Jinping and His Lover
The author of a controversial book on China's president, believed to be the reason five booksellers from the Mighty Current publishing house in Hong Kong went missing between October and December 2015, has released the title online.
The Bookseller is seeking the book trade’s views on whether the UK should leave the European Union ahead of the nation’s referendum vote.

Harry Potter Book Night Waterstones Edinburgh West End
Robes were readied, potions mixed and spells memorised as fans across the country celebrated the second official Harry Potter Book Night.
Carlton Publishing Group
Jim Greenhough, formerly commercial director of Carlton Publishing Group, has been promoted to m.d.
Daisy Buchanan
Headline has pre-empted two books by journalist, columnist and media commentator Daisy Buchanan.
Germany's fixed-price book laws are to be extended to e-books.
Online community Toppsta is partnering with World Book Day this year, providing reviews of the £1 titles in the run-up to the day itself on 3rd March.
Dan Hannan
Head of Zeus is to publish a "clear and reasoned case" on the forthcoming EU referendum by political writer and Conservative MEP Dan Hannan.

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