Friday, March 04, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Mum’s the word for businesses in the trade in the run up to Mother’s Day this Sunday (6th March) with publishers, bookshops and libraries rolling out campaigns and promotions to mark the day.
Zoe 'Zoella' Sugg
WH Smith is launching an exclusive book club with author and YouTube vlogger Zoe Sugg, known as Zoella, this summer.
Publishers need to do a “much better job of catering to underrepresented groups” as they have a responsibility to “represent the experiences of their broad readership”, Elsevier chariman Youngsuk Chi has told the IPG Conference.
The Bumper Book Quiz
World Book Day today announced it has broken a Guinness World Record for the number of people taking part in a book quiz, as retailers, librarians and authors in the UK gear up to mark the annual event with events across the country.
Cathy Rentzenbrink
Cathy Rentzenbrink is stepping down as project director of adult literacy charity Quick Reads to pursue her writing career. 
Kobo c.e.o Michael Tamblyn says the industry is reaching the “end of the beginning for e-books”.

Going Clear by Lawrence Wright
Independent publisher Silvertail Books is set to publish an investigation into Scientology by Pulitzer prize-winning author Lawrence Wright, three years after it was pulled in the UK by Transworld.
Three Hong Kong booksellers being held in China will be released “within days”, according to news reports.
Charlie McDonnell
Quadrille Publishing has acquired a YouTuber's debut explaining why science is "so awesome".
Guinness World Records will next week launch a pop culture annual, featuring information about films, apps, YouTube and games.
The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie
Titles by independent publishers Bloomsbury and Kelpies are the winners of the Blue Peter Book Awards 2016.
Lady Midnight
Simon & Schuster Children’s is creating special editions of the new Cassandra Clare novel for retailers, with hardbacks and paperbacks for both Waterstones and WH Smith.

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