Thursday, May 19, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

BBC Bitesize
Educational publishers have raised concerns over the BBC’s revision platform Bitesize, after the organisation launched a free app with cross-promotion on BBC TV and Radio.
The Da Vinci Code
Dan Brown is set to release an abridged version of his hit book The Da Vinci Code aimed at the Young Adult market.
Independent publisher of user manuals Haynes is to close its US and Swedish bases and axe 41 jobs due to falling demand for print manuals.
literary festival
This year, for the first time, Nielsen BookScan will track sales at leading literary events Hay Festival (26th May – 5th June) and Edinburgh International Book Festival (13th – 29th August).
The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train (Black Swan) has run away with the Official UK Top 50 number one spot for a second week, selling 89,852 copies for £347,113, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market. This is a 51.9% increase in volume on its first week at the top.
Helen Bailey
The police are re-appealing for information regarding the missing children’s author Helen Bailey, who was last seen in Royston in April.

Goodread Deals
Goodreads is introducing Goodreads Deals to the US market, a digital marketing tool that will alert site members when an e-book on their 'want to read' list is available at a discount. 
Faber has relaunched its flagship website at
P J Lynch
A picture book illustrator from Belfast, PJ Lynch, has been named as Ireland's new children’s laureate.
Valley of the Dolls
Virago is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its pop-culture classic Valley of the Dolls in June by bringing out a new, pink-paged anniversary edition.
Digital publisher Canelo has acquired two new novels by Ella Harper, who was previously published by HarperCollins.
PEN Translates
Independent publishers are "leading the field" in the latest round of the PEN Translates awards with Orenda Books, Arc Publications and Tilted Axis Press among the 16 publishers picking up accolades for their titles.

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