Friday, April 01, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

National Living Wage
Independent bookshops are torn on how the introduction of the National Living Wage will impact them, with some saying it will be “catastrophic” while others believe it will be a positive move for staff.
Make Me
Lee Child has claimed his 14th number one as Make Me (Bantam), the 20th Jack Reacher novel, swiped the top spot from Joe Wicks’ Lean in 15 (Bluebird).
IBW Book Award
Kate Atkinson, Bill Bryson and Mary Beard are among the authors competing in the adult category for the 10th IBW Book Award.
Denise Mina
Denise Mina has moved to Penguin Random House imprint Harvill Secker for her next literary thriller based on a real-life serial killer Peter Manuel and set in 1950s Glasgow.
Textbooks are central to minimising the strain put on teachers, a government report has found.
Joe Wicks Lean in 15
Channel 4 has commissioned a TV series based on Joe Wicks’ bestselling cookery and fitness title Lean in 15 (Bluebird).
Saltire Society
The Saltire Society is marking its 80th anniversary by launching a £50,000 funding programme to support young and emerging Scottish artists.
Software provider Publishing Technology is changing its name to Ingenta, with immediate effect.
Howard Jacobson
The final events of the London Book & Screen Week have been announced, including a conversation between author Howard Jacobson and theatre actor Henry Goodman.
Abigail Bergstrom
Abigail Bergstrom, former senior commissioning editor at Simon & Schuster, has been appointed to the role of publishing manager for talent management company Gleam Futures.

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