Friday, March 03, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

A paper published today by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Publishing (APPG) is calling on government to keep barriers on trade "at an absolute minimum" for books during negotiations to leave the European Union - whatever trade-off is offered to impose them.
World Book Day
Research revealed on World Book Day (WBD) suggests that a quarter of eight to 11-year-olds would not own a book without the initiative.
HarperCollins Children's Books has partnered with Hopster, an "edutainment" subscription app that helps kids under six to learn through stories.
A class action complaint has been filed against Pearson in the US on grounds of over-optimism for its financial projections, relating to revisions to the education company's 2017 forecast and the retraction of its ambitious £800m profit target for 2018.
Georgina Hawtrey-Woore
Georgina Hawtrey-Woore, senior editor at Cornerstone, has died, aged 50.
Pan Macmillan
Pan Macmillan is publishing a book by anonymous legal blogger the Secret Barrister following a five-publisher auction.

Jane Eccles
Macmillan Children's Books has paid tribute to “much-loved” illustrator Jane Eccles who passed away on Monday (27th February).
Fnac Darty
Fnac Darty, the French books, music and electrical products chain that merged last year, has reported “very solid” results and strong growth for 2016, bringing forward the targeted savings of €30m euros from synergies by a year to the end of 2018.
The Old Curiosity Shop
The winner of the World Book Day Award has been revealed as an East Yorkshire school after it faced three years of “struggling” to expand its books offering from "one meagre bookshelf" into a library.
Nicholas Mosley
Whitbread award-winning author Nicholas Mosley has died, aged 93.
Mick Finlay’s Sherlock-inspired novel Arrowood has been snapped up for a television adaptation by the makers of "Bad Education" with Kathy Burke joining as executive producer.
Silvertail Books
Silvertail is to publish Undone, a novel from New Yorker staff writer John Colapinto, which was rejected by 41 US publishers for its controversial content.


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