Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House global revenues rose 11.8% in 2015 to €3.7bn (up from €3.3bn the previous year), with operating EBITDA rising by 23.2% to €557m (€452m in previous year).
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Warner Bros Consumer Products has signed licensed publishing deals with HarperCollins, Scholastic and Insight Editions for the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, set in J K Rowling’s Wizarding World.
Max Porter
Books by Granta's Max Porter, Sunjeev Sahota and Andrew McMillan have been shortlisted for the £30,000 International Dylan Thomas Prize, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
Michael Bond
New titles by Michael Bond, Allan Ahlberg and Shirley Hughes were among some of the highlights presented at a Penguin Random House Children’s showcase yesterday.
William Collins
William Collins is to publish In the Darkroom, the new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Susan Faludi, this summer.
Hodder & Stoughton literary imprint Sceptre will mark its 30th anniversary this year with a series of events and promotions, branded with a motto that says "Read wisely. Read Sceptre."

James Patterson
James Patterson is to target new avenues for selling books with a series of shorter, cheaper novels he is calling BookShots, the New York Times has reported.
Abdulrazak Gurnah
Gravel Heart, the new novel by Man Booker shortlisted author Abdulrazak Gurnah, is to be published by Bloomsbury along with Gurnah's currently unavailable work.
Rachel Denwood
HarperCollins Children’s Books has promoted Rachel Denwood to publisher and appointed Val Brathwaite from Bloomsbury to the newly created role of creative director.
National Literacy Trust
The National Literacy Trust is urging more fathers to get involved with their children’s reading, after a survey revealed that only a third of dads said they have the most influence over their child’s literacy development.
Owners of Kindles made before 2012 must install a “critical software update” by today or they will be disconnected from the internet, Amazon has warned.
Trapeze, the new imprint from Orion, is to publish Little Sister by Isabel Ashdown in July.

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