Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Economic uncertainty ahead of the European Union membership referendum is impacting on high street footfall, Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has warned.
Generation Next
Vlogger Oli White's debut Generation Next (Hodder & Stoughton) has been placed top of this week's Sunday Times adult hardback fiction bestseller list, after being "reclassified" by its publisher.
Stella Duffy
London-born writer and theatre-maker Stella Duffy has received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. 
Patrick Walsh
Agent Patrick Walsh is to leave the agency he founded – Conville & Walsh – to set up on his own in Soho, taking authors such as Gaia Vince, Andrew Wulf and Tom Holland with him.
Inside Vogue
Editor-in-chief of British Vogue Alexandra Shulman is publishing her personal insider’s diary of Vogue’s centenary year with Penguin's Fig Tree imprint this October.
Forward Prizes for poetry
Women poets have dominated the shortlists for the Forward Prizes for Poetry.
Sarah Hughes
HarperCollins Children’s Books has hired Sarah Hughes, currently publishing director at Egmont, as its fiction publisher.
World Book Day
World Book Day director Kirsten Grant right has praised this year’s “phenomenal” event, which saw children’s book sales rise by 24.7% in WBD week, despite sales of the £1 WBD titles falling by 5.8% year on year.
Libraries in York have been bolstered by a £97,000 grant from Arts Council England, but campaigners are worried their status as charities removes responsibility from the council.
Leena Normington
Pan Macmillan’s Leena Normington is leaving the company’s BookBreak YouTube channel after a year, with the publisher now recruiting for a new creative producer.
Gary Pulsifer
The publishers behind Reading Europe – an initiative created to give a “cultural dimension” to the EU Referendum Campaign – are to host a tribute to Arcadia Books founder, Gary Pulsifer, on 22nd June.

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