Saturday, June 18, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller icluding Hachette buys mobile game company

Neon Play
Hachette has bought mobile games development studios Neon Play in a “substantial” acquisition. Hachette c.e.o. Tim Hely Hutchinson has said the acquisition “could be one of several” for the company in the app space.
Anne Enright
On the eve of Independent Booksellers’ Week, the winners of the IBW Book Awards have been revealed, while authors have praised the work of independent booksellers.
Daunt Books
Daunt Books is set to open a second branch outside London, in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, this summer.
Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press has decided to outsource some of its technology services to Cognizant Technology Solutions as it moves towards becoming “a more digital business”.
Publishers are celebrating Father’s Day with a range of promotions from social media giveaways to "30%-off" deals targetting the gifting market.
Guardian Children's Books site
The Guardian is bringing its children’s books website to an end next month because of financial constraints.
Irish retailer Eason is to invest more than €5m (£3.95m) in the “ongoing transformation of its store estate” in 2016 and 2017 as part of a capital investment programme.
Amazon Books
Amazon plans to open a third brick and mortar store in Portland, US.
Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee, one of five booksellers/publishers who disappeared from the former British colony under mysterious circumstances late last year, has made a public claim that he was kidnapped by Chinese agents.
Translators Philip Rough, Paul Vincent and John Irons have been named the joint winners of the £2,000 Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize.

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