Thursday, May 26, 2016

Latest from The Bookseller

Hachette Children's Group
Ruth Alltimes is moving from HarperCollins to become m.d publisher of three arms of the Hachette Children’s Group to help spearhead the company’s “ambitious plans for growth”.  
Floella Benjamin
Booksellers have been criticised for not featuring books by black, Asian and minority ethnic authors prominently enough in their stores.
Paula Hawkins has withstood a robust first week challenge from David Walliams, as The Girl on the Train (Black Swan) rolled into the Official UK Top 50 number one spot for a third consecutive week.
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction
Hannah Rothschild and Paul Murray have won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction – the first time in the prize’s history it has been awarded to two people.
Philip Ardagh
Bestselling children’s author Philip Ardagh has penned an open letter to Simon Cowell recommending he enlist the services of a librarian in discovering good children’s books after he called them all “boring”.
Dan The Diamond Minecart book
Trapeze is publishing a debut graphic novel by YouTuber Dan The Diamond Minecart.

Audio Publishers Association
Audiobook sales rose 20% in the US last year, according to the Audio Publishers Association.
Steve Jones
William Heinemann is to publish the autobiography of Sex Pistols rock guitarist Steve Jones. 
Canelo is to take over Berlin-based translated fiction publisher Frisch & Co.
Deliciously Ella's Smoothies & Juices
Yellow Kite is publishing a series of mini books by Deliciously Ella this September
Gail Rebuck
The Oxford Publishing Group is hosting speakers including chair of Penguin Random House Gail Rebuck, Bloomsbury founder Nigel Newton, Chocolat author Joanne Harris and head of the Bodleian Library Richard Ovenden at this year's Summer Conference in June. 
National Book Tokens
National Book Tokens (NBT) has launched personalised gift cards in a bid to increase the popularity of giving book tokens as presents.

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