Thursday, July 14, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Hachette is consolidating its distribution operations and building a new "world-class" centre in Didcot, Oxfordshire, resulting in the closure of its Littlehampton warehouse and office in 2019. 
A new website selling books has launched offering one-hour delivery in London, and connecting readers to bookshops in the capital through the “near me” search on their smartphones.
Jojo Moyes has scored a second week in the Official UK Top 50 number one spot as After You (Penguin) sold 47,872 copies for £180,513.
Publishing startup Lost My Name has reportedly laid off more than 10% of its 70-strong workforce.
Bloomsbury's total revenues have increased by 9% year-on-year in the three months ended 31st May 2016, driven by the children's publishing sector within its consumer division, the publisher revealed in a trading update
‘The Professors of Hogwarts’ will be the theme of next year’s Harry Potter Book Night, which will take place on 2nd February.

The Borough Press has acquired OOLA, an "unsettling and thrilling" debut novel by Brittany Newell, a 21-year old Stanford University student.
Author and freelance editor KJ Charles is offering free development edits to two aspiring romance writers in an effort to "help people towards publication and make for a more inclusive publishing landscape", following the UK's decision to leave the European Union.
Fourth Estate is to publish Alexandra Kleeman's "intelligent and madly entertaining" debut novel, You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine.

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