Saturday, February 04, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Waterstones will aim to open at least 10 new shops in 2017, its m.d James Daunt has told The Bookseller, after the chain made its first profit in five years.
Five Forget Mother's Day
Quercus is releasing a new tranche of titles in the Enid Blyton for Grown Ups series from Bruno Vincent to help readers celebrate Mother's Day, Father's Day and get "beach body ready" for the summer holidays.
James Patterson
James Patterson was the most borrowed author through UK public libraries for a 10th consecutive year in 2015/16.
George Orwell’s 1984 (Signet) has rocketed straight to the top of the US chart, in a somewhat turbulent week for the Land of the Free. The edition, published in 1950, sold 25,884 copies—a 479% increase on the previous seven day period and is now overall number one in the US book chart.
In a sector rife with closures and cutbacks, public library usage among adults has declined by almost a third since 2005, according to new government figures.
Victoria Derbyshire
Trapeze is publishing BBC journalist and broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire’s account of dealing with breast cancer in Dear Cancer, Love Victoria: A Mum's Diary of Hope.

Julian Sayarer
Julian Sayarer's book Interstate: Hitchhiking Through the State of a Nation (Arcadia) has been named Travel Book of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards. 
Orion Publishing Group has restructured its group marketing team, hiring several new people as part of a drive to deliver "more integrated" support for its individual imprints and authors. 
Amazon has warned its profits will dip in the first quarter of 2017, despite achieving growth in the last fourth quarter and for the full year of 2016.
Daniel Berze
Amid the plethora of new models for academic publishing comes Glasstree, a DIY offering from US self-publishing company
Pushkin Press
Pushkin Press celebrated its 20th anniversary at the London Library, a “particularly appropriate” venue, according to managing director Adam Freundenheim.
Kim Kardashian West
Reality TV star and businesswoman Kim Kardashian West has started a book club and is encouraging her fans and social media followers to get involved.

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