Saturday, August 20, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Jeremy Corbyn
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged his “100% support” to a national libraries demonstration which aims to highlight the “clear and present danger” to Britain's public library service.
For only the second time in weekly e-book ranking history, The Girl on the Train (Transworld) is number one, toppling Jojo Moyes' 10-week run in the top spot.
Five go Gluten Free
Quercus plans a "far-reaching" consumer campaign for Five Go, a brand new series featuring Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five as adults.
John Wiley & Sons
Academic publisher John Wiley & Sons has acquired Silicon Valley-based publishing software company Atypon in a $120m (£91.5m) cash deal.
Catherine Barter
Andersen Press has acquired a YA novel by debut author and bookseller Catherine Barter.
YouTube is to open its first Creator Store in London's King Cross, which will be open to the public and sell YouTuber merchandise.

We Need to Talk
Headline Publishing Group has acquired the first book from "Gogglebox" stars Stephen Webb and Chris Steed, set to be published on 22nd September 2016.
Amazon warehouse
Amazon is to open a new fulfilment centre in Essex next spring to meet increasing customer demand and support the growing number of third party Amazon Marketplace sellers.
How The Secret Changed My Life by Rhonda Byrne
Simon & Schuster UK is to publish How The Secret Changed My Life, the new book by Rhonda Byrne, author of "worldwide phenomenon" The Secret.
Outside in World
Outside In World will this autumn start promoting inclusive children’s books from around the world in schools, thanks to funding from Arts Council England and the Unwin Charitable Trust.
Matt Young
Bloomsbury is to publish Eat the Apple, the memoir of combat veteran Matt Young.
Cinderella is the most popular fairytale in the UK, according to a new poll of 2,000 parents.  

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