Friday, February 03, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Waterstones has reported a profit for the first time under the ownership of Russian businessman Alexander Mamut and direction of its m.d. James Daunt.
Susan Jurevics
Pottermore chief executive Susan Jurevics will leave the company at the end of February.
Lion Hudson
Oxford-based Christian publisher Lion Hudson has made almost two thirds of its staff redundant and submitted a notice of intent to appoint administrators.
Marlon James
Hamish Hamilton has won the rights to publish Marlon James’ new literary fantasy trilogy, dubbed the “African Game of Thrones”, in the UK.
Tim Barton is to step down from his role as managing director of Oxford University Press’ academic division in September.
Hilary Clinton
Simon & Schuster will this autumn publish a picture book version of Hillary Clinton's 1996 non-fiction title It Takes A Village. 

Chris Riddell
Children’s laureate Chris Riddell has used the re-launch of the Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to call for a probe into school library provision in the country.
Andrew Michael Hurley
Costa prize-winning author Andrew Michael Hurley’s new novel Devil’s Day is publishing this October with John Murray.
Annie Eaton
Annie Eaton retires from PRH Children's
Annie Eaton, associate publisher at Penguin Random House (PRH) Children’s, is retiring at the end of March.
Children's Book Illustration Gallery
Linda Lloyd-Owen, the founder of the online Children’s Book Illustration gallery, is selling the business.

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