Saturday, September 17, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Blackwell's Liverpool
Blackwell’s has launched two new “enhanced” concept stores on the eve of the Back to University season in a bid to combat the “pressured” academic bookshop model, with, among other initiatives, a competitive price-match offer.
Five on a Treasure Island
Hachette Children’s Group is reverting to using the original Enid Blyton texts after attempts to modernise the language “didn’t work”.
Taylor & Francis’s novel approach to article marketing Cartoon Abstracts and Wiley’s drug creation aide Wiley ChemPlanner have both won Awards for Innovation in Publishing given by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP).
Paula Hawkins and Jojo Moyes
Paula Hawkins and Jojo Moyes once again dominate the upper echelons of the Weekly E-Book Ranking with The Girl on the Train and Moyes’ After You respectively.
Warrington Central Library
Warrington Central Library, the first UK rate-supported library, is under the threat of closure.
Kings Road Publishing has partnered with Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe and its studio Media Molecule to create a new range of official licensed PlayStation titles, including a Playstation colouring book.

Ann Cleeves
Crime writer Ann Cleeves has written a murder mystery script for libraries and booksellers to use in "author-less" events.
Egmont has acquired a YA novel narrated by a 14-year-old girl with cerebral palsy.
The Hanging Tree
Gollancz is publishing the sixth book in Ben Aaronovitch’s bestselling Peter Grant series,The Hanging Tree, this November, set to be supported by a major marketing and publicity campaign and full UK tour.
Orenda Books
Orenda Books has signed Block 46, the debut thriller from Johana Gustawsson.

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