Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Enders Analysis has downgraded its forecasts for the audiovisual sector following the referendum result that will likely see the United Kingdom exit the European Union. The analysts said the result offered “no clear benefits to the audiovisual sector” while a climate of uncertainty promised to be harmful across the entire creative sector, with the prospect of a recession now raised.
William Collins
William Collins and Biteback are both set to publish books on Brexit this autumn.
Ian McEwan
High profile and prize-winning authors including Ian McEwan, Jonathan Safran Foer, Sebastian Faulks and children's author Jacqueline Wilson, have been unveiled for The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Alma Books
The founders of Alma Books have expressed “shock and dismay” at the "apparent rejection of European values" which has accompanied Britain’s decision to exit Europe, saying that the prospect of the UK closing its borders to the continent is not one they "find easy to countenance".
Bookman & Black
Bookseller David Headley has revealed the new logo for his online retailer Bookman & Black, as he prepares an October launch date for the venture.
Doris Kutschbach and Andrew Hansen
The UK division of a German publisher is pushing ahead with plans to expand its children’s book business, despite the economic uncertainty caused by the UK’s recent decision to leave the European Union.

After five straight years of decline, French book publishers reported sales increases in 2015 of 0.6% to €2.267bn in value and 3.5% to 436.7 million in number of copies, the French Publishers Association (Syndicat National de l’Edition) has reported.
Kazuo Ishiguro
In the wake of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, author Kazuo Ishiguro has called for a second referendum to “define the mandate that comes out of last week’s unfocused result”, while arguing that the country “cannot afford to be ruled by anger or self-righteousness”.
Thomas Rathnow
Fifteen months after the Munich-based Verlagsgruppe Random House announced ambitious plans for a Penguin imprint, the iconic British publishing brand is ready to speak German.
Amazon Prime Day 2016
Amazon is to bring back its Prime Day of discounting next week on 12th July.
George Osborne
Chancellor George Osborne has pledged to cut corporation tax from 20% to 15% to encourage businesses to keep investing in the UK, according to news reports.
J K Rowling
J K Rowling has already written the script for the second Fantastic Beasts film, according to the director David Yates.

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