Thursday, June 30, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Penguin Random House UK is vacating both its Transworld office in Ealing and its office in the Strand by 2020, it has announced.
The Bookseller Marketing & Publicity Conference
The importance of building partnerships and collaborating was the main theme of yesterday’s Marketing and Publicity conference hosted by The Bookseller, with delegates also urged to "get out of old habits and into the new spaces where readers are".
Ed Vaizey
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has said “the arts can bring us together” as a nation following the “uncertainty and division” caused by the EU Referendum.
Chris McCrudden
Publishers need to work harder at creating the need for books as a product, rather than focusing on their brands, delegates to The Bookseller’s Marketing and Publicity Conference have heard.
Joe Wicks
Joe “The Body Coach” Wicks’ second title Lean in 15: The Shape Plan (Bluebird) has scored a second consecutive week in the Official UK Top 50 number one spot, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.
Pearson’s chief executive John Fallon has said the company “fully respects” the outcome of the EU referendum despite its own view the UK would have been "better off" inside the EU.
Michael Gove
Biteback Publishing has confirmed an upcoming biography of Michael Gove has been cancelled.
HarperCollins has been named a finalist in the Business in the Community’s Race Equality Awards for its work increasing black, Asian and minority ethnic representation in the workplace. 
Jo Johnson
Universities and Science minister Jo Johnson has moved to calm fears about the impact of Brexit on the higher education sector by saying there will be no immediate changes for European students studying in the UK.
Piatkus has acquired a new saga by Kay Brellend set in 1913 North London.
Deon Meyer
CPNG, a Netherlands-based organisation that promotes Dutch literature, will next year give away free copies of a new novel by crime writer Deon Meyer.
page flip
Amazon has introduced a new tool for Kindles which will allow readers to flip back and forth between pages easily.

Northern European bookshop chain
Pocket Shop is to open its first UK
branch in Birmingham Airport this July.

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