Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Morning briefing from The Bookseller

JS Group
Academic retailer JS Group has reported a 6.2% year-on-year revenue drop to £38.1m in its annual results covering the financial year ending 31st May 2016.
World Book Day
More initiatives to mark World Book Day (WBD) have been announced ahead of the 20th anniversary event on 2nd March.
The Book Hive
The Book Hive in Norwich has said it is "astounded" by author Susan Hill's claim of anti-Trump bias.
Graham Swift
Scribner UK has acquired the rights to four backlist titles from Booker Prize winner Graham Swift.
Cornelia Funke
Chicken House is "joyous" to be reuniting with fantasy author Cornelia Funke on two titles, following a split in 2015 over an editorial disagreement.
Patrick McGrath
Hutchinson is publishing Patrick McGrath's The Wardrobe Mistress, a novel about the London theatre in 1947.

Borders Book Festival
Investment manager Baillie Gifford - sponsor of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction - is to become the title sponsor of The Borders Book Festival in Melrose, Scotland. 
Dolly Alderton
Penguin General imprint Fig Tree has acquired debut Everything I Know About Love at auction, a series of interconnected stories from journalist Dolly Alderton.
Johnny Mercer MP
Pan Macmillan has acquired We Were Warriors, the autobiography of former commando-turned-MP Johnny Mercer, comprising an account of life on the frontline during the Afghanistan war.
Virago deputy publisher Sarah Savitt and The Pool c.e.o. Sam Baker have launched a competition to find a new female crime writer for Virago.
Kerry Wilkinson
Publisher Bookouture has snapped up global print, e-book and audio rights to two psychological thrillers by author Kerry Wilkinson, who has been a bestselling self-published author on Amazon as well as publishing conventionally with Pan Macmillan.
Livre Paris
The annual Paris book fair, Livre Paris, will open for four days on 24th March with several new and revamped features as the organizers try to halt the slide in visitor numbers.

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