Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

"Publishers need to think beyond the book" to other media such as YouTube and Snapchat, and ensure everything they do has "the consumer at its heart”, m.d. of Penguin Random House Children’s Francesca Dow has said.
Bookshop Day 2016
Over 2,000 bookshops are preparing to celebrate the UK’s inaugural Bookshop Day on Saturday 8th October with events and book clubs, according to The Booksellers Association.
Hachette UK has commemorated its first year housing all seven publishing divisions under one roof on London's Victoria Embankment by unveiling a large-scale mural at Carmelite House, described as a "river of authors" to celebrate its past, present and future.
The British Library, the Free Word Centre and Islington Libraries have come together alongside the American Library Association (ALA) to celebrate Banned Books Week in the UK for the first time.
Supermarket Sainsbury’s is taking on Amazon by offering a one-hour delivery of goods, via a courier on a bicycle.
Beatrix Potter 150th
Sony’s Columbia Pictures has announced it is creating a live-action, CG motion picture based on the works of Beatrix Potter.

Emma Finnigan
Emma Finnigan, previously William Heinemann and Windmill publicity director at Penguin Random House, has launched her own PR agency: Emma Finnigan PR.   
Giovanna Fletcher
Coronet is publishing the first non-fiction book by novelist, actress, and TV presenter Giovanna Fletcher, Happy Mum, Happy Baby: My Adventures in Motherhood in February.
Down the Rabbit Hole
The founders of Down the Rabbit Hole, the radio show about children’s books, are launching a new website and podcast to mark its Autumn 2016 season.
Rowan Coleman
Ebury is publishing two more books from Rowan Coleman, author of 2015 Richard and Judy selection The Memory Book (Ebury Press).
Drake the Bookshop
A family-run independent bookshop in Stockton is celebrating its first birthday by expanding into new premises quadruple its original size. 
Arrow has signed four more books from saga writer Donna Douglas, author behind the "heartwarming" Nightingale Nurses series of books set in an East End hospital in the 1930s.

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