Friday, September 23, 2016

Latest news froim The Bookseller

Amazon’s dominance in the UK e-book market is so huge that other competitors are left "fighting for scraps” tech entrepreneurs have said.
Barack Obama
Pearson has committed to investing in aiding refugees around the world, alongside 50 other global companies, in response to US president Barack Obama's "Call to Action". Together the companies have pledged a combined $650m.
Ralph Lauren
Simon & Schuster is to publish the autobiography of fashion icon Ralph Lauren next autumn.
E-book sales rose to 5% from 4% of French publishers’ turnover last year, but are expected to fall sharply as a share of the total by 2020, according to the third annual survey carried out by consultants KPMG. 
Team GB
Ebury Press has signed "the backroom story" of Team GB’s Olympic success to be written by Times journalist Owen Slot.
Fiona Dunbar
Children's author Fiona Dunbar has set up a website for authors and editors to auction off their services to raise money for refugees.

Elizabeth Wein
Bloomsbury Children’s is set to publish a new novel from Elizabeth Wein, telling the story of Julie Beaufort-Stuart, the main character from her novel Code Name Verity, before the Second World War.  
Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster is to publish Chase the Rainbow, an "honest yet uplifting" account of a woman's life affected by the suicide of her husband by journalist Poorna Bell.
Zodiak Kids Studios has acquired the TV production rights to Girls Can Vlog, a fiction series about teen vloggers.
Penguin Australia has come under further fire for publishing disgraced health blogger Belle Gibson's cookbook, with court files revealing the publisher was aware of obvious "gaps" in her story.
Orion Publishing Group has promoted three members of its Weidenfeld & Nicolson (W&N) non-fiction editorial department, including senior editor Paul Murphy, who has moved up to become editorial director.
Stuart MacBride
Stuart MacBride is auctioning off the opportunity to become a character in his next Logan McRae novel, to be published in 2018.

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