Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Latest from The Bookseller

Amazon could be the European Commission’s next target when it comes to cracking down on unfair tax arrangements after Apple, its competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has said.
Jon Stefani
Quarto’s UK sales director Jon Stefani is leaving the company to run a new tech start-up in the social eating space called WeFiFo, founded by Seni Glaister, former c.e.o of The Book People. 
Jo Nesbo
Harvill Secker is publishing a new Harry Hole detective novel in May 2017.
Creative industries insiders are being invited to contribute to a culture, media and sport committee inquiry into the implications of Brexit on the creative industries and the digital single market.
John Wiley & Sons has bought edtech start-up Ranku for an undisclosed sum.
The Bookseller has launched its annual tracker of the publishing industry's transformation, the FutureBook Digital Census.

Winnie the Pooh and Penguin
A new Winnie-the-Pooh character, ‘Penguin’, will feature in an anthology, due for release next month, marking 90 years since the Winnie-the-Pooh novel was first published.
BBC National Short Story Award
Booker Prize-winner Hilary Mantel, poet and author Lavinia Greenlaw, and short story writer K J Orr have all made the shortlist for the BBC National Short Story Award with BookTrust for the second time.
Nordisk Books
A new independent press that will publish high-quality paperback translations of Scandinavian novels for the UK market will launch its first title next month.
Jojo Moyes
Author Jojo Moyes is offering her cottage to a writer to “kick-start or even finish” their work.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People and HarperCollins have announced a new three year partnership to grow Talking Books' library by 15% to 28,500 titles.
Rainbow Rowell
US YA authors Leigh Bardugo and Rainbow Rowell are coming to the UK and Ireland this autumn to tour together.

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