Friday, July 01, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Pocket Shop
Pocket Shop plans to open several more stores in the UK next year as landlords are keen to "present something new" to the public, its c.e.o. Anna Borné Minberger has told The Bookseller.
Influx Press
Publishers and writers must rally together to protect and fight for the “cosmopolitan, heterogeneous and inclusive future of the UK” following the “profound crisis” triggered by Brexit, independent publisher Influx Press has said.
Alvin Toffler
Amercian writer and futurist Alvin Toffler, the celebrated author of prophetic 1970 bestseller Future Shock (Bantam), has died, aged 87.
The Little Elephant who Wants to Fall Asleep
Swedish author Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin, the author of The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep (Penguin Random House Children’s), has written a second book aimed at helping parents get their children to sleep.
British Council
The British Council has released a collection of essays from leading culture figures in the UK following the result of the EU referendum, with its regional director saying cultural and educational ties to Europe "are more important than ever".
My Dad Wrote a Porno
Quercus has acquired a book from the people behind the iTunes podcast "My Dad Wrote a Porno".
Alex Antscherl
Alex Antscherl will join Hachette Children’s Group as editorial director for Enid Blyton this August, where she will be responsible for developing the Blyton brand.
The Wainwright Prize
Three books from Penguin Random House have been shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize 2016, alongside books from Canongate, Bloomsbury and John Murray.
Book Marketing Society
Marketing campaigns from Pan Macmillan, HarperCollins and PRH Children’s were honoured by the Book Marketing Society's annual awards revealed at The Bookseller’s Marketing and Publicity Conference, while Simon & Schuster Children's was given a special award for the Best Marketing Team 2015/16.
Little Brown
Three Little, Brown books are among those longlisted for this year's Scottish Crime Book of the Year.
Francesca Russell
Francesca Russell, senior publicity manager at Michael Joseph, is joining Cornerstone as deputy publicity director. 
PopJam, the social app for children, now has more than one million users, according to owner SuperAwesome.

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