Saturday, July 09, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

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Booksellers are hoping that the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child later this month will offset the negative impact economic uncertainty has had on footfall following the Brexit vote.
Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press has cut around 140 jobs globally in recent weeks, representing 2-3% of its global workforce, with 51 of those jobs going in the UK.
Dan Franklin
Digital publisher Dan Franklin is leaving Penguin Random House UK on 14th July, with his role made redundant.
The Publishers Association
Two leading trade bodies in the book industry are turning towards lobbying the UK competition authorities over Amazon as opposed to the European Commission following Brexit.
Rising stars
The Bookseller Rising Stars were lauded for their “wealth of talent” and ability to take on the upcoming challenges facing the trade at a party last night to celebrate the 2016 inductees.
Jojo Moyes makes it five weeks on the trot at at the summit of the Weekly E-Book Ranking, with the film-boosted sales of Me Before You (Michael Joseph) showing little sign of slowing down.

Stephen Page
Faber c.e.o. Stephen Page paid tribute to the "energy, brilliance and power" of former Faber m.d. Matthew Evans at the publisher's annual summer party last night.
Tony Adams
Simon & Schuster UK has acquired Sober, a new autobiography from former England and Arsenal football captain Tony Adams.
Audible has released an on-demand, unlimited listening service called Channels to offer short-form content alongside full-length audiobooks.
New Welsh Writing Awards
Mandy Sutter has won the top prize at the New Welsh Writing Awards 2016 for her re-telling of her mother’s story of growing up in mid-1960s Nigeria.
Malorie Blackman
Malorie Blackman’s latest novel is among those longlisted for the Guardian children’s fiction prize, alongside titles from Alex Wheatle and Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock.
Firefly Press
A children’s book published by Firefly Press, the Welsh independent publisher launched in 2013, has won this year’s Branford Boase Award.


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