Friday, October 14, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Elton John
Pan Macmillan has acquired Sir Elton John's autobiography alongside sister company Henry Holt in New York, for publication worldwide in 2019.  
W H Smith
WH Smith saw strong sales from its Zoella Book Club launch over summer, but general book sales were down 2% like-for-like for the retailer in the year ending 31st August 2016.
House of Commons
The Booksellers Association and Publishers Association will present three Parliamentary Book Awards at a reception in the House of Commons held to highlight the contribution made by the book industry to the economy and society. 
Graham Greene
Graham Greene CBE, most recently a director of Ed Victor Ltd and a "great cultural ambassador", has died. 
Harvill Secker has acquired a "heart-stopping" standalone psychological thriller Here and Gone by Haylen Beck. 
Academic publisher Policy Press has joined with the University of Bristol to become the University of Bristol Press.

Sceptre has commissioned women’s rights campaigner Helen Pankhurst to write a non-fiction work to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK.
Literary agency Peters Fraser + Dunlop has launched an online books catalogue and aims to have every agented book listed and available by 2024 in time for its 100th anniversary.

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