Saturday, September 03, 2016

he Bookseller - Latest News

John Fallon
The industry's biggest companies have shrugged off a period relative stagnation and have began to grow dramatically. That is one of the overriding trends of the Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry, the annual Livres Hebdo/Bookseller list of the industry’s biggest players.
Mills & Boon Modern Girls Guide to Happy Endings
Romance publisher and HarperCollins imprint Mills & Boon is to launch a "fun and feminist" series of humour books which "celebrate the sisterhood from A to Z".
John Banville
Hachette Books Ireland is publishing Man Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville's "Dublin memoir", Time Pieces, this autumn.
Paula Hawkins
There is a change at the top of the Weekly E-book Ranking…but hardly a dramatic one: Paula Hawkins reclaimed the number one spot from fellow Penguin Random House author Jojo Moyes.
Caroline Sheldon
A quarter of Caroline Sheldon's clients at The Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency have been with her ever since she set the agency up, it was revealed last night at a party at The Art Workers' Guild in Queen Square, London, to celebrate the agency's 30th birthday.
Head of Zeus
Head of Zeus has established its own sales team to sell and market its books to independent and high street booksellers across the UK from the beginning of September.

Penguin Random House UK
Penguin Random House has been voted one of the top five media companies to work for in the UK, according to anonymous employee rating site Glassdoor, ahead of the BBC and Sky, and the only book publisher to make the top 10.
Rogers, Coleridge & White
Literary agent Sam Copeland has been made a director at Rogers, Coleridge and White, effective immediately.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay
Little, Brown Book Group has revealed the cover for JK Rowling's screenwriting debut, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Beijing International Book Fair
Penguin Random House China revealed a host of new initiatives and acquisitions during the Beijing International Book Fair, including the launch of a new literary imprint and a partnership with Chongqing University Press.
Karen Ball
Karen Ball, former publisher at Little, Brown Young Readers, is launching a new consultancy to help content generators develop intellectual property.
Piatkus is publishing a pocket guide to living longer, introducing the Nordic concept of "sudhet" (soundness) following a four-way auction.

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