Thursday, February 18, 2016

Latest News Overnight from The Bookseller

Joe Wicks
Joe “the Body Coach” Wicks is number one for the seventh week running, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market. His seemingly unstoppable début Lean in 15 (Bluebird) sold 30,117 copies for £246,957, dropping only 15.6% in volume week on week.
The i newspaper
The i newspaper is set to increase its books coverage under its new ownership, its editor has told The Bookseller.
The Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals has called for a national library strategy to be set out for England as the rate of attrition of the public library service is "beyond urgent". 
Nick Jones
Nick Jones, m.d. of Oxford-based Christian publisher Lion Hudson, is stepping down after 35 years in publishing.
US e-book subscription service Scribd is dropping its unlimited e-book subscription offer, and moving to a hybrid model as of next month.
Topsy and Tim
Goldsmiths, University of London is honouring one of its alumna, Topsy and Tim creator Jean Adamson, with a university fellowship.

Square Peg has acquired 70s Dinner Party by Anna Pallai, a book that "applauds" all that is wonderfully "downright naff" in retro 70s dining, following a five-way auction.
Nichi Hodgson
Robinson has acquired Nichi Hodgson’s The Curious History of Dating: from Jane Austen to Tinder.
HRH the Duchess of Cornwall
HRH the Duchess of Cornwall has taken on the role of patron of Roald Dahl 100, this year’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth.
"Backburn" by Ríona Judge McCormack
"Backburn" by Ríona Judge McCormack has won the inaugural Galley Beggar Press short story prize.
J R R Tolkien
Two poems by Lord of the Rings author J R R Tolkien have been unearthed in an old school magazine.

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