Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Determined library campaigners have vowed to occupy Herne Hill’s Carnegie Library “until they are forced out”.
Bonnier Zaffre's new dinosaur children's imprint Supersaurs has received a "significant" pre-empt from R Jeunesse, a new children’s imprint at French book publisher Robert Laffont.
Taylor & Francis, Wolters Kluwer, Springer Nature, Elsevier, both Oxford and Cambridge University Presses, Figshare and Mendeley are among those who have endorsed draft guidelines for article-sharing on scholarly collaboration networks (SCNS) put out to consultatation by the International Association of STM Publishers (STM).
WH Smith
WH Smith is fitting 100 of its UK branches with digital display screens in a bid to modernise its shop fronts. 
Virgins Outlander
Cornerstone Digital is publishing a prequel to the Outlander series in April in the form of an e-book novella. 
Roald Dahl’s BFG and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird have topped the list of books parents said best helped children develop empathy.
The Publishers Association is urging members of the public to "share their love of reading" by volunteering to become Reading Ambassadors in their local communities.
Hachette Book Group (HBG) has completed its acquisition of the Perseus Book Group’s publishing business.
Nicholas Stargardt’s The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-45 (Bodley Head) has won the PEN Hessell Tiltman Prize 2016.
Scholastic UK has bought a picture book about a bat that turned into a ‘superbat’ by graphic designer Matt Carr.
Freight Books
Freight Books has signed a "virtuoso debut with experimental elements" by Helen McClory entitled The Flesh of the Peach to be published in spring 2017.
Black & White Publishing's teenaged author Estelle Maskame is a finalist in the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2016, in the arts category.

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