Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Theresa May
The industry has welcomed an end to the uncertainty over who will be the UK's next prime minister, with the news that Theresa May will be appointed in the role. But some have questioned May's voting record and also whether her unopposed appointment will create further problems.
Neil Morrison
Freedom of movement has undoubtedly helped the economic development of the UK and the publishing industry needs to work to "connect its demand for labour with the supply coming across the world".
The Scheme
Four aspiring editors have earned their place on Penguin Random House's entry-level recruitment programme, The Scheme.
A major stake in German book chain Thalia has been sold to the German Herder family, which runs a longstanding publishing house of the same name.
Amazon Prime Day 2016
Amazon has launched its second Prime Day promotional bonanza, offering deals on products every five minutes.
Helen Bailey
Police searching for the missing author Helen Bailey have arrested a man on suspicion of murder, according to news reports.
First Dates
Viking is publishing the official companion to the BAFTA-winning Channel 4 reality TV show "First Dates".
UK retail sales sank by 0.5% like-for-like in June, decelerating towards the end of the month, but the British Retail Consortium has said it is too early to pin the decline on Brexit.
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters has agreed to sell its Intellectual Property & Science division to Onex Corp and Baring Private Equity Asia for $3.55bn (£2.73bn).
Swindon Borough Council
Swindon Council’s plans to close 11 libraries “will cause long-term damage" to the futures of constituents, Nick Poole c.e.o. of libraries body CILIP has said.
Gollancz Festival 2016
Gollancz, Orion's science fiction and fantasy imprint, is partnering with Foyles as its official bookshop partner for the Gollancz Festival 2016.
Bright Group
Richard Scrivener has joined the board of illustrations agency Bright Group International as non-executive director.


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