Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Paul Misener
Amazon will see how customers respond to its Seattle bricks and mortar store before considering opening any in the UK, its vice president of global public policy has said.
Ken Clarke
Politican Ken Clarke has signed a deal with Pan Macmillan for his memoirs Kind of Blue.
Hannah Telfer
PRH’s consumer and digital chief Hannah Telfer talks to Philip Jones about the company's audio strategy.
Finland has been named the world’s most literate nation - 16 places ahead of the UK - according to new research.
Malorie Blackman
Malorie Blackman is excited about the publication of her first standalone novel in four years but has warned that “some people won’t be happy” about its frank depiction of sex.
Doug Pocock
Doug Pocock, m.d. of Abrams & Chronicle Books, has left the company in order to “pursue other opportuniti
The Royal Rabbits of London
Simon & Schuster Children’s Books has acquired The Royal Rabbits of London, the first children’s book by Santa and Simon Sebag Montefiore.
Orion is publishing Calling Major Tom by David M Barnett as one of the first books on its new imprint Trapeze, as commissioned by editor Sam Eades.
HarperCollins’ Avon and children’s divisions will work together to expand the Alfie range of cat books by Rachel Wells, with titles for both kids and adults.
Knowledge Unlatched
Sven Fund, previously c.e.o. of De Gruyter, will head a new German branch of Knowledge Unlatched, the Open Access project for humanities and social science books established by publisher Frances Pinter.
Happy Birthday Old Bear
Author and illustrator Jane Hissey has created a new Old Bear story, Happy Birthday Old Bear, to mark 30 years since the first book in the series was published. It will be published by in September under the Scribblers imprint of The Salariya Book Company.

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