Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Leicester City Football Club
Publishers are celebrating Leicester City's rise from underdogs to Premier League champions with a host of offerings, including the "definitive" biography of manager Claudio Ranieri from Yellow Jersey Press.
Twelve vloggers have collectively racked up sales of more than £15m in the UK in just 18 months, according to figures from Nielsen BookScan.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Booksellers have been lobbying publisher Little, Brown to change the date of the release of the eighth Harry Potter story so that chain stores can sell the book without breaking Sunday trading laws.
Niclas Sandin
Swedish audiobook business BookBeat, part of Bonnier Books, could launch in the UK ahead of Storytel, Sweden's largest audiobook business.
Pearson has been forced to defend its business strategy at its a.g.m, with shareholders voicing their anger over the decline in the company's share price. However, c.e.o John Fallon has vowed "we will get Pearson growing again".
There has been a "significant" decrease in public library usage over the last nine years with usage falling from 14.3 percentage points since 2005, new figures have revealed.

Michael Morpurgo
Children’s author Michael Morpurgo has written a fairytale for BBC Radio 4 about Leicester City winning the football Premier League, suggesting the club had a helping hand from King Richard III, whose remains were found in a car park in the city in 2012.
Georgia State University
Attorneys for Georgia State University have appealed for publishers who brought a copyright suit against them to pay more than $3.3m in fees and costs, following their legal win in the long-running case.
Bloomsbury is partnering YA authors with booktubers (vloggers who talk about books on YouTube) for a new anthology.
Phil Earle
Barrington Stoke has acquired two books by Phil Earle: Mind the Gap, a novella for teen readers; and Superdad’s Day Off, an adventure story for readers aged five to eight.
Independent publisher Red Button Publishing has announced it will cease operations from June 2016.
Patrick Ness and Lewis MacDougall, the actor playing the lead role in the upcoming film adaptation of Ness' A Monster Calls, will be appearing at this year’s Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC).

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