Saturday, August 13, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Jamie Oliver
The big Christmas book contenders have been tallied up, with The Bookseller revealing 20th October as this year’s Super Thursday.
Books Are My Bag
The Booksellers Association is holding the first Bookshop Day for the UK and Ireland on Saturday 8th October and it will also continue its Books Are My Bag campaign, now in its third year.
Helen McAleer
Helen McAleer is stepping down from her role as chief global development officer and m.d. of Walker Productions, which is part of the Walker Books Group.
David Baddiel
HarperCollins Children’s Books will publish David Baddiel until 2019 under the terms of a new contract.
The old and new meld in this week’s Weekly E-Book Ranking. Nine titles make their bows in the list—including six débutants in the top 10—and a further three titles are in just their second week.
European Commission
A public consultation has formally been launched by the European Commission to address the inconsistency in VAT rates on print and electronically supplied publications. 

Samantha King
Piatkus has acquired two thrillers by debut novelist Samantha King for a “significant" five figures. 
The Food Medic
Yellow Kite has acquired a junior doctor's debut The Food Medic: A Total-Body Plan for All-round Health and Happiness.
Canbury Press
London-based independent publisher Canbury Press is to publish a book examining the role of the former MP and peer Greville Janner in the alleged sexual abuse of boys during the 1980s.
The Stylist by Rosie Nixon
HQ is launching the paperback of Hello! editor-in-chief Rosie Nixon’s debut novel The Stylist with an augmented reality app developed by TimeSlice Films.

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