Saturday, December 03, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

The long-awaited Ambition report for Public Libraries has been published, urging local authorities to use libraries to deliver other public services such as health, with the help of a £4m dedicated fund.
European publishers and booksellers have welcomed the decision of the European Commission to allow VAT to be reduced on e-books, with sales now bound to go up, according to booksellers.
Tim Hely Hutchinson
Hachette UK has "canned" many of its apps to focus on "fewer and better" following its acquisition of mobile app and games developer Neon Play in June, its chief executive Tim Hely Hutchinson has revealed at The FutureBook Conference 2016.
Beano Annual 2017
The Beano Annual 2017 (D C Thomson) is on track to be the biggest selling children’s annual this Christmas, with sales of 13,401 units (£52,549 in value terms) to date, according to Nielsen BookScan.
The Devil's Kingdom by Scott Mariani
Scott Mariani tops the latest Weekly E-Book Ranking.
F*CK YOU 2016
Michael Joseph is publishing "a humorous look back at the worst year ever", F*CK YOU, 2016.

Blue Peter Book Awards
Two Faber Children’s titles are in the running for the 2017 Blue Peter Book Awards, along with books from HarperCollins Children’s, David Fickling Books, Wide Eyed Editions and Walker.
Pearson has confirmed that its exam board is to run a new A Level in history of art and an A and AS Level in statistics.
Fourth Estate
Fourth Estate, a division of HarperCollins, has promoted PR director Michelle Kane to the position of PR and publishing director.
Lucy Worsley
TV presenter, historian and author Lucy Worsley has signed a deal for two further children’s books ahead of the release of her second title, My Name is Victoria, in March.
The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles
Netflix has commissioned a TV adaptation of Beth Reekles’ YA novel The Kissing Booth (Penguin Random House), according to Deadline.
Steve Parke
Prince's former art director Steve Parke is publishing a book with Cassell Illustrated, part of the Octopus Publishing Group, called Picturing Prince: An Intimate Portrait

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