Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Pearson retained its position as the biggest publisher in the world for the eighth consecutive year in the Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry 2016 which, despite the number one publisher’s slump, also showed ongoing growth of the top end of the list.
Footfall at shops across the UK fell over the Bank Holiday weekend, but several independent bookshops have reported an increase in sales, with more visitors than usual.
The German Publishers and Booksellers Association has joined with freedom of speech organistations to launch an online petition calling on the German government and EU Commission to make an “uncompromising commitment” to freedom of expression in Turkey.
Oxford Dictionaries
Oxford Dictionaries has closed its survey for the least popular English word a day after it was launched due to “severe misuse” of the feature.
Shakespeare & Company bookshop
Renowned English language bookshop Shakespeare and Company, situated on Paris's Left Bank, is marking its 65th anniversary by publishing an illustrated history of the shop.
National Poetry Day
National Poetry Day this year will see community groups come together for a "mass outbreak of verse" on Thursday 6th October, when railway stations, coffee shops, police forces, schoolchildren and scientists all rise to the challenge to “say it with a poem”.

Joanna Cannon
Linda Duncan McLaughlin has won the 2016 Goat Bursary created by author Joanna Cannon (pictured) and agent Sue Armstrong.
First-time children’s novelist Elizabeth Ezra has won this year’s Kelpies Prize for new Scottish writing for children.

No comments: