Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Waterstones’ commercial manager has urged staff to "be there" for readers, to “put service first” and “truly engage with customers” in response to the EU Referendum result because what booksellers do "really, really matters". 
Sara Lloyd
The digital revolution is “absolutely” not over, Sara Lloyd, digital and communications director at Pan MacMillan has said, while arguing that there is “no room for complacency in our industry”.
The Society of Authors
The Society of Authors has vowed to continue its fight for authors’ rights by continuing its work in Europe to ensure UK authors' voices are heard in wake of the outcome of the EU referendum.
Publishing Ireland
The board of Publishing Ireland has called for the European book trade to "reaffirm its commitment" to its UK trading relationships.
University of Derby
A pilot scheme to help regional diversity in publishing has launched to offer accommodation to those who live outside of London and don’t have somewhere to stay during an internship or work experience placement.
Penguin Random House summer party
Francesca Dow praised her authors and illustrators for keeping the “magic of storytelling” alive at the annual Penguin Random House Children’s Summer Party.
Actissia, which owned the Chapitre chain of 57 bookshops in France that collapsed in 2013, is back on track, according to Adrian Diaconu, who bought the company a year ago and took over as chairman in February.
Greystone Books
Greystone Books and William Collins are to partner on UK editions of “international publishing sensation” The Hidden Life of Trees.
The Bodley Head
The Bodley Head has acquired a "major" debut on the British policy of appeasement by historian Tim Bouverie.
Hamilton the Musical
Little, Brown is publishing Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. 

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