Thursday, January 05, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Joe Wicks
The print market sold 195 million books for £1.59bn in 2016, a 7.3% boost in volume over the last 12 months and a 4.5% jump in volume.
Waterstones, Blackwell’s, Stanfords and independent booksellers have all reported strong Christmas book sales, with titles such as Five on Brexit Island and the GCHQ Puzzle Book proving hits with customers.
Waterstones’ m.d James Daunt told The Bookseller that while the chain hadn’t yet finalised its numbers, sales were up on last year after a “nerve-wracking” final week before Christmas.
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
Irish novelist Sebastian Barry has won the Costa Novel Award for a second time with Days Without End (Faber & Faber).
Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster UK will not join its US counterpart in publishing a book by controversial right-wing figure Milo Yiannopoulos.
Stripes, an imprint of the Little Tiger Group, will this year publish a BAME YA anthology of short stories by authors such as Patrice Lawrence, Nikesh Shukla and Lemn Sissay, as well as several unpublished writers.
Sarah Manning
Sarah Manning, formerly an agent at United Talent Agency, is joining the Bent Agency.

HarperCollins Brasil
HarperCollins Publishers has taken full ownership of HarperCollins Brasil after purchasing the shares owned by local publisher Ediouro.
Mary Pachnos
Mary Pachnos, who has worked with Aitken Alexander Associates for the last 20 years, has retired.
Joe Wicks
Joe Wicks was the bestselling author in print on Amazon's UK website last year, according to the internet giant’s 2016 Trends Report.

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