Thursday, March 24, 2016

Latest News overniught from The Bookseller

European Commission
An European Commission ‘Action Plan’ on VAT will include plans to allow countries to lower the VAT on e-books, The Bookseller understands.
Steven Inchcoombe
Steven Inchcoombe, previously managing director of Nature Research Group, has been appointed to the newly created role of chief publishing officer for Springer Nature.
Bertelsmann chief executive Thomas Rabe has said he would "feel comfortable" owning between 70-75% of Penguin Random House in the future.
David Walliams
HarperCollins Children’s Books will this May publish a new book by David Walliams, entitled The World’s Worst Children.
Joe Wicks
Joe Wicks has bounced back up the Official UK Top 50, as Lean in 15 (Bluebird) reclaimed the number one spot for a ninth non-consecutive week.
Public Lending Right
More than 20,000 authors are to receive a share of the £264,000 payout from libraries body Public Lending Right following an error in the calculation of PLR annual figures.
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize
Titles from Penguin Random House, Oneworld, Bloomsbury and Transworld are in contention for the 2016 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize which honours the funniest novel of the year.
Bobby Charlton
Yellow Jersey Press is to publish Sir Bobby Charlton's account of "England's greatest sporting achievement" - the 1966 Football World Cup.
Zeljka Marosevic
Zeljka Marosevic is to join the publishing team at Daunt Books as co-publisher alongside Karen Maine.
Martin Williams
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired Parliament Ltd: A Journey to the Dark Heart of British Politics, the first book by award-winning journalist Martin Williams.
Julian Fellowes
Authors including Julian Fellowes, Audrey Niffenegger and Jeffrey Archer will makes appearances as part of the “glittering” line-up for London Book Fair this year.
Springer Nature
Springer Nature is to expand its content sharing initiative to its entire journals portfolio.

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