Saturday, February 11, 2017

Morning News from The Bookseller

Edward Elgar Publishing
Academic publisher Edward Elgar Publishing has been awarded the top honour of Fox Williams Independent Publisher of the Year Award at this year’s Independent Publishing Guild awards.
Hachette UK
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, both published by Little, Brown, helped Hachette UK to see "strong" 17.5% sales growth in the fourth quarter of 2016. 
Waterstones is “not in the risk business” when it makes its buying decisions, but is able to be reactive to changes in demand, James Daunt, m.d. of the retailer, has said at the IPG Spring Conference.
Higher sales have pushed profits at HarperCollins globally up 32% in the second quarter of fiscal 2017, compared to the same period in fiscal 2016.
Alfie Deyes
Bonnier Publishing imprint Blink has acquired a fourth book by vlogger Alfie Deyes: Pointless Book 3.
Terence Mauri
Publishers need to “update their mindsets, ways of thinking and business models" and "treat time like money" in order to survive and thrive, innovation expert Terence Mauri has said in a keynote speech at the IPG spring conference.

The Essex Serpent
Waterstones' 2016 Book of the Year, The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry, has been longlisted for the £30,000 International Dylan Thomas Prize.
PRH Children's
Penguin Random House Children’s UK has signed a three-year publishing deal to release books based on Hatchimals, a brand of toys that hatch out of an egg, produced by Canadian Manufacturers Sin Master.
Sara Jade Virtue
Simon & Schuster UK has promoted Sara-Jade Virtue to a newly created role, special sales director and brand director for commercial fiction.
Walker Books
Artist Rachel Stubbs has won this year’s Sebastian Walker Award for Illustration.


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