Saturday, July 02, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Brexit EU
Industry leaders are urging a calm approach as the book trade faces a sudden and prolongued period of economic uncertainty following last week’s decision to leave the European Union. But some also expressed anger at the outcome of the referendum.
Rising Stars 2016
This year’s tranche of Rising Stars come from all corners of the industry, but they are united by their drive, desire to innovate and willingness to go the extra mile.
Penguin Living
Penguin Random House is soft launching a new consumer and business-to-business lifestyle brand called Penguin Living. 
Sunshine Over Wildflower Cottage by Milly Johnson
With the summer kicking into gear, this week’s chart has 12 new releases, 10 of which broadly slot into the “beach reads” category.
Big Green Bookshop
The owners of The Big Green Bookshop in London's Wood Green are crowdfunding the publication of a book about the history of the shop with Unbound.
Creative Europe, a €1.46bn European Union programme for supporting culture between 2014 and 2020, has launched an initiative to support around 10,000 small and medium enterprises, including those from the publishing sector.

A Poem for Every Night of the Year
In the autumn Macmillan Children’s Books will publish a poetry anthology compiled by Allie Esiri, the writer and former actor behind poetry anthology The Love Book (Square Peg) and the app iF Poems, developed by Chickworks.
Nicola Millbank
HQ has acquired two titles from actress and food writer Nicola ‘Milly’ Millbank in a "significant" deal.
Kensal Rise Library
Two writers have donated £1,000 to the Kensal Rise Library Appeal to help re-open the library which was closed in 2011.
Ledbury Poetry Festival
English PEN is partnering with Ledbury Poetry Festival as part of a campaign to highlight poets at risk around the world.
David Marshall
John Smith & Son Group has appointed David Marshall to its board as group commercial director.
Headline Publishing Group has acquired Laurie Frankel’s This is How it Always Is, a book about "a little boy who becomes a little girl".

No comments: