Saturday, January 07, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

The British Book Awards
The Bookseller has acquired The British Book Awards, also known as the Nibbies, from the estate of Publishing News founder and editor Fred Newman. The deal means that in 2017 The Bookseller will run a unified book awards event for the first time since 2004, when the British Book Awards split into separate trade and book awards.
The majority of independent bookshops saw like-for-like sales increases over the Christmas period as a feared hit to consumer spending after the Brexit vote did not come into fruition.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
It was a happy festive finish for the UK trade with £277.2m worth of books sold in the four weeks up to the 24th December through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market, an 8.1% rise over the same Christmas period in 2015.   
Diana Beaumont
Literary agent Diana Beaumont is leaving the United Talent Agency (UTA) to join Marjacq Scripts Ltd, bringing her clients with her.
Skin and Bones by Tom Bale
The Girl on the Train tops the Weekly E-Book Ranking, but there is new blood in the chart with Tom Bale's Skin and Bones claiming the number three spot.
Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity?
Jessica Kingsley Publishers (JKP) has ordered 5,000 copies of a book about gender diversity for schools, despite a media backlash over its subject matter.

Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2016
The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards have pitted two Man Booker winners against one another with Life of Pi author Yann Martel and Julian Barnes both shortlisted for its Fiction Book of the Year prize.
HarperCollins' sales and marketing director Nick Bates has been promoted to associate publisher, as one of three promotions with its sales and Harlequin teams.
Man Booker Prize 2017
The Man Booker Prize 2017 is now open for entries from publishers.
Brigitte Shull 192x181
Academic and educational publisher Cambridge University Press has appointed Brigitte Shull, most recently v.p. of Management, Business, Economics and Political Science Publishing at Springer Nature, to the newly-created role of senior vice president for Academic Publishing in the Americas. 
World Book Day
World Book Day (WBD) is teaming up with National Book Tokens to launch a children’s illustration competition.
Hannah Davies
Hannah Davies has been appointed account manager at Four Colman Getty as the company turns 30.

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