Saturday, November 12, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

PEN America
High-profile US novelists have slammed Trump in a series of statements reflecting on his election win published on the PEN America website.  
Ed Victor and Sophie Dahl
Agent Ed Victor promised he would "never, ever retire" as he celebrated 40 years as an agent at a star-filled party held at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Hyde Park last night (10th November).
European Union
Publishers and booksellers associations have expressed concern over an e-lending ruling passed by the European Union which will see the lending of digital books in public libraries treated the same as physical books in "certain conditions". But the ruling has been welcomed by librarians.
Dan Kieran
Crowdfunding publisher Unbound is to expand into the US next year. The press, which was founded in 2011 by writers Dan Kieran, John Mitchinson and Justin Pollard, is planning to hire US editors to source Stateside projects as part of its global expansion.
Alice in Wonderland
The Folio Society took home three British Book Design & Production Awards last night, including the ceremony’s top award, with a string of smaller and niche operations also lauded for their bold approaches to publishing.
Lynsey Sutherland
Orion Publishing Group has appointed Lynsey Sutherland, currently senior marketing manager at Bloomsbury, in the newly created role as head of marketing for fiction.

Pocket Shop
Bonnier-owned retail chain Pocket Shop has opened a branch in Hammersmith, London.
International Publishers Association
The International Publishers Association has condemned the closure of yet another Turkish publishing house, Evrensel Basım Yayın (Evrensel Publishing House).
Studio Anorak, the creators of children's magazine Anorak, is to publish a new children’s magazine to celebrate Hull becoming the UK’s city of culture.

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