Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

woman in library
There has been a "significant decrease" in the proportion of adults who engage with public libraries across all demographic groups for the first time since records began.
Paul Taylor
Bath-based Parragon plans to “grow significantly” in the next five years, including boosting its business in the US, with a new American publishing team starting up next month.
Francesca Pathak
Francesca Pathak is leaving Cornerstone after five years to become senior commissioning editor for crime and thrillers at Orion Fiction.
Little Miss Fabulous
Adam Hargreaves, the son of the late Mr. Men creator Roger Hargreaves, has come up with a new series of characters to mark the 45th anniversary of the brand.
high street
The national town centre vacancy rate fell to 10.1% in July, which should serve as a “wake-up call” about its impact on local communities, the British Retail Consortium has warned.
book benches
BookBenches are back, this time in Birmingham for The Big Read to encourage literacy development in the West Midlands.

Val McDermid
Val McDermid is worth more than £2.6m, according to the crime author’s personal company accounts.
Barack Obama
US president Barack Obama has released his official summer reading list, which includes Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train (Doubleday) and H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald (Vintage).
Ian McEwan
Ian McEwan, Lionel Shriver and Jonathan Safran Foer are among the prize-winning novelists confirmed for the 67th The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, after the final line-up was formally announced today (13th August).
Wilfred Limonious exhibition
Al Newman’s publishing company One Love Books is publishing a book that highlights the work of the late Jamaican artist and illustrator Wilfred Limonious.

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