Thursday, June 23, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Subscription audio- and e-book streaming service Storytel has bought Sweden’s oldest and largest publisher, Norstedts Förlagsgrupp, for £12.5m from Swedish co-operative union and retail group, KF (Kooperativa Förbundet).
Charlie Redmayne
HarperCollins UK is to open applications for 12-month training contracts targeted at black, Asian and minority ethnic graduates from tomorrow.
Alex Christofi
Debut novelist Alex Christofi from Dorset has won the £10,000 Betty Trask Prize at the Society of Authors annual Authors' Awards.
Holly Ainley
HarperCollins fiction imprint The Borough Press has made several changes to its editorial team, hiring Holly Ainley as commissioning editor.
Lean in 15: The Shape Plan
Joe “The Body Coach” Wicks’ follow-up to his record-setting début fitness title has rocketed to the top of the charts in a strong week overall as a Father’s Day surge boosted print book sales by almost 20%.
David Baddiel
Books by David Baddiel and Sue Hendra were amongst the winners of the first Laugh Out Loud Awards (The Lollies) for funny children’s books.
Fodor's Travel
Penguin Random House is set to sell Fodor’s Travel to Internet Brands, an online media and technology company.
Manchester United Class of 92
BBC Books is publishing an in-depth account of the Class of '92’s takeover of Salford City FC, authored by the ex-Manchester United stars Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt, with chief football writer for the Mail on Sunday Rob Draper. 
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,
Bloomsbury will publish a new edition of J K Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them next year.
HarperCollins Brasil
HarperCollins Publishers has appointed Patricia Hespanha to the role of executive director of HarperCollins Brasil.
Canongate is to publish Sheila Kohler's Once We Were Sisters, a "powerful" literary memoir, in early 2017.

Nosy Crow has hired Nia Roberts, currently art director at HarperCollins Children’s Books, as its new head of design.

Nia Roberts


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