Friday, May 19, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Bloomsbury grew revenues by 15% to £142.6m in the 12 months to the end of Feburary 2017, in what chief executive Nigel Newton has branded  "a very strong year" for the company.
The Book People
The Book People returned to profit in 2016, two years after venture capital company Endless made a £10-£20m investment to acquire co-founder Ted Smart's share.
The Society of Authors is calling on publishers to consider the impact that bulk “special sales” deals are having on both author and publisher earnings.
Amazon has launched Prime Reading in the UK for the first time.
Helen Fielding
Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones’s Baby: The Diaries (Vintage) has won the 2017 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, making it third time lucky for the author.
Usborne has bought a middle grade magical fantasy from a former gaming programmer following a “hotly contested auction” against three other publishers.

Penguin Random House Children’s will publish a sequel to Clare Balding’s debut novel, The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop, inspired by the kidnap of Derby winner Shergar.
Foyles bookshop and Penguin Random House are partnering to run a "takeover" in Foyles’ flagship shop on Charing Cross Road.
Francoise Nyssen, chief executive officer of French publisher Actes Sud, has been appointed culture minister in Prime Minister Edouard Philippe’s new government.
Ronnie Fairweather, creative director at Penguin Random House Children’s, is retiring after nearly 30 years with the publisher.
Thriller author Kathryn Croft has sold one million copies of her e-book titles, according to publisher Bookouture.
Klaus Flagge
The shortlist of the second Klaus Flugge Prize reveals a global line-up of American and British publishers with illustrators also from Korea and Italy.

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