Friday, July 08, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Matthew Evans
Matthew Evans, former managing director of Faber & Faber, has died aged 74.
Booksellers Association
The Booksellers Association of Ireland has launched a manifesto calling for the Irish government to reconsider its controversial national library tender scheme due to commence in September. 
Nigel Portwood
Oxford University Press saw headline growth of 1.7%, 1% on a like-for-like basis (at constant exchange rates), in the year to end March 2016, according to its latest Annual Report.
Amazon UK
Amazon is creating 1,000 new permanent jobs in the UK, on top of the 2,500 roles previously announced in January, as it gears up for its “biggest Christmas ever”.
Victoria Barnsley
Victoria Barnsley was the surprise guest at the HarperCollins summer party, held at the V&A last night, with Charlie Redmayne, HarperCollins UK c.e.o. paying tribute to his predecessor as a "great friend to many staff, agents and authors" and someone who led the business "brilliantly" for 13 years.
Irish chain retailer Eason has returned to profit after increasing sales by 9% to €147m (£126m) last year.
Penguin Random House UK
Penguin Random House UK has appointed Rob Waddington as international sales director in a move that brings group and exports teams under a single leadership.
Nick Barley
Edinburgh International Book Festival director Nick Barley is chairing the judging panel for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize.
Ronnie O'Sullivan
Snooker genius Ronnie "The Rocket" O’Sullivan is publishing a "grittily authentic" crime novel with Orion. 
New Writing North
The book trade should be doing more to promote diversity in publishing, according to the chief executive of New Writing North, Claire Malcolm, who has called on the publishing industry to help it in addressing the issue.
Paul Auster
Faber & Faber is set to publish Paul Auster's first novel in seven years, an “epic" story of birthright and possibility titled 4 3 2 1.
The Quarto Group
The Quarto Group has opened a new office in Brighton’s town centre this week.


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