Friday, May 27, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

The Publishers Green Network (PGN) will relaunch with a special keynote to be delivered by the c.e.o. of the World Wide Fund for Nature.
Independent publisher Myriad Editions is making two editors redundant and cutting back the number of titles it publishes after a “tough” couple of years.
Antoine Leiris
A Bataclan widower's memoir is to be published by Harvill Secker ahead of the first anniversary of the Paris attacks in October.
Pronoun Macmillan
Macmillan Publishers in the US has acquired NYC-based self-publishing platform Pronoun for an undisclosed sum.
500 Words
"Refugee" has been revealed as Children’s Word of the Year, after Oxford University Press reviewed children's entries to Radio 2’s Chris Evans Breakfast Show’s "500 Words" short story writing competition.
Stephen King
Stephen King is one of hundreds of resident authors in the US to have signed an open letter, addressed to "the American People", expressing their opposition to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
European Commission
Trade bodies representing publishers and booksellers in Europe have welcomed the fact that new European Commission rules on geo-blocking do not apply to e-books, for the time being.
Cengage Learning
The course notes-sharing marketplace Luvo, formerly known as Flashnotes, has been wound down, Cengage Learning has confirmed.
Gui Minhai
The daughter of missing Hong Kong publisher Gui Minhai has called for the US to help secure his release.
hodder and stoughton
Hodder and Stoughton has acquired a "boundary-pushing, darkly suspenseful" new thriller: The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel.
Little, Brown imprint Abacus has acquired bestselling Italian thriller writer Donato Carrisi's latest novel The Girl in the Fog.

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