Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

David Walliams
David Walliams has claimed his 14th Official UK Top 50 number one, as The World’s Worst Children (HarperCollins) shunted Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train (Black Swan) off the top spot, selling 64,137 copies for £441,875 through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market.
Gail Rebuck
Penguin Random House chair Gail Rebuck has said that she and other UK bosses for parent company Bertelsmann are "unanimous" in wanting to stay inside the European Union, because leaving "it is too big a risk to take".
Peter Owen
Peter Owen, founder of the publisher Peter Owen, has died at the age of 89.
Adult Colouring Book Shop
An online bookshop selling exclusively adult colouring books has said it is likely to be put out of business should government proposals to remove their exemption from VAT go through, and has lent its support to a petition in protest.
Stephen Dumughn
Bonnier Zaffre has appointed Stephen Dumughn to the newly-created role of marketing director.
BIteback Publishing
Biteback has signed a book examining anti-Semitism and the Labour party.
Max Porter
Granta has promoted Max Porter to editorial director of Granta and Portobello Books.
Penguin Pride
Penguin Random House UK is launching a new campaign to celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) author community called Penguin Pride.
Jane Friedman
Jane Friedman will move to become chairman of Open Road Integrated Media, while Paul Slavin has been named the new c.e.o.
Churchill on Europe: The Untold Story of Churchill’s European Project
I.B. Tauris will release Churchill on Europe: The Untold Story of Churchill’s European Project by Felix Klos on 3rd June to coincide with the upcoming EU referendum, detailing Churchill’s role in building a united European body after the Second World War.
Orchard Books
Orchard Books has partnered with high street clothing retailer Monsoon for the launch of Rosie Banks’ new children’s series Secret Princesses.
Simon & Schuster UK
Simon & Schuster UK has acquired an account of what life was like for 50,000 Britons during the Nazi occupation of the Channel Islands.

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