Friday, September 02, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Richard & Judy
Three debuts have made it onto the WH Smith Richard and Judy Book Club line up for autumn 2016, with half of the list published by Penguin Random House imprints.
Jo Unwin
Jo Unwin is embarking on her “dream” of owning a fully-independent literary agency after nearly three years of working in association with Rogers, Coleridge and White.
Stephen Morris
Little, Brown imprint Constable is to publish the memoir of New Order drummer Stephen Morris.
Elizabeth Preston
Waterstones Gower Street in London is set to be "rejuvenated" with a fresh programme of events after the company has hired former Simon & Schuster publicity manager Elizabeth Preston to its team.
Markus Dohle
Overall digital sales at Penguin Random House are on a “positive path forward,” the company’s global c.e.o Markus Dohle has said in a letter to staff, despite the company’s first half results showing a decline due to lower e-book sales.
children reading
BookTrust is launching a new children’s books in translation initiative called In Other Words, to encourage UK publishers to release more works from around the world.

Eve Kalinik
Little, Brown imprint Piatkus has acquired Eat Well: How To Have A Healthier Happier Gut by nutritional therapist Eve Kalinik.
Orion has acquired a comic tale of "East meets West", The Arrangement, by 27-year-old debut author Sonya Lalli - pitched as "Bend it Like Beckham meets Bridget Jones's Diary". 
Bonnier Publishing, with Insight Editions and Warner Bros, is hosting an interactive colouring event celebrating the Harry Potter films today in King’s Cross Station, near The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 ¾.
Winchester Poetry Festival
Winchester Poetry Festival has commissioned a new event and anthology, with sponsorship from South Downs National Park Authority.

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