Friday, March 10, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Philip Hammond
Chancellor Philip Hammond has partially bowed to pressure from retailers to tackle “crippling” business rate hikes in April with three measures aimed at relief, equating to £435m a year cut.
Hachette UK
Hachette UK's parent company Lagardère has published its annual results, reporting sales in the UK grew by 11% in 2016, helped by Little, Brown titles Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts.
Connect Books has promoted Rob Moss to managing director of online bookseller Wordery, following the decision of current managing director and founder, Will Jones, to leave the business at the end of May.
JoJo Moyes
Michael Joseph is publishing a new novel by Jojo Moyes featuring Lou Clark, the same protagonist as in her previous novels Me Before You and After You
Bonnier Publishing
Swedish company Bonnier is launching a new self-publishing platform, Type & Tell, in the UK.
Sharon Bolton
Crime fiction author Sharon Bolton has signed a three-book deal with Trapeze after 10 years publishing with Transworld.
Sauramps, the iconic group of five bookshops in the Montpellier area in the south of France, will file for receivership with the Montpellier commercial court after two takeover bids failed.
Harry Judd
Coronet is publishing a fitness book with Harry Judd, McFly band member and former winner of Strictly Come Dancing, this October.
Faber & Faber
Faber has created two new roles in its marketing team following the departure of consumer marketing director Matt Haslum last month.
Francesca Pathak, senior commissioning editor at Orion Fiction has pre-empted debut psychological thriller, The Innocent Mistress, within 24 hours of receiving the manuscript.
Rebecca Ritchie
Literary agent Rebecca Ritchie is leaving Curtis Brown after five years to join A M Heath.
Freight Books
Freight Books is to publish Elizabeth Reeder's third novel, Those We Buried, in Spring 2018.

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