Thursday, June 16, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Gail Rebuck
Penguin Random House chair Gail Rebuck has said the pipeline of women executives in publishing is “woefully low” and that she is “quite close” to be being in favour of quotas, should things not be seen to be moving in “the right direction”.
Paula Hawkins
Paula Hawkins took back the number one spot from David Walliams, a book/DVD deal propelled The Revenant close to the summit and vlogger Zoella showed why she just may be the new Richard & Judy.
Hannah Griffiths
Hannah Griffiths, formerly fiction and paperback publisher at Faber, has been appointed as the new head of literary acquisitions at independent television, film and digital production and distribution company All3Media.
Two more staff have left Waterstones’ e-commerce team after a restructure of the department.
Robert Crais
Simon & Schuster UK has acquired two new thrillers from Robert Crais, who has previously been published by Orion.
Kate Stephenson
Kate Stephenson, currently commissioning editor at Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins, is joining Headline as senior commissioning editor.

Academic publisher John Wiley & Sons has reported a slight decrease in revenue in both the fourth quarter 2016 and the whole fiscal year, as the business continues to move towards digital.
Atlantic Books
Three books published by Atlantic – The Looking Glass House by Vanessa Tait, Rembrandt's Mirror by Kit Devereux and A Want of Kindness by Joanne Limburg – are on the longlist for the Historial Writers Association Goldsboro Debut Crown award.
A fourth Hong Kong bookseller has returned home after going missing six months ago.
Domhnall Gleeson
Domhnall Gleeson will play AA Milne in the upcoming film about the Winnie the Pooh author, Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced.


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