Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Lucy Menendez
Lucy Menendez, W H Smith business unit director for books, is standing down after 18 months in the role.
Hachette UK
Hachette UK is partnering with The Book Trade Charity (BTBS) to offer subsidised accommodation in London to people starting out on careers in publishing. 
e-book lending
Joanna Trollope called it "justice at last", as legislation making the UK the first country in the world to extend Public Lending Right (PLR) to include remote loans of e-books and audiobooks was finally passed.
Jacqueline Wilson
Three children's authors have been featured on the annual Sunday Times Rich List for the first time.
The Society of Authors (SoA) is calling on the next government to offer "more than just words" to help support British authors and the culture sector.
Why Mummy Drinks
HarperCollins has bought the début book from Gill Sims, the voice behind the hit Facebook blog "Peter and Jane".

After 2016 brought a welcome boost with sales up 1%, the German book industry couldn’t carry the momentum into 2017. Sales were down 4.5% in the first quarter and the mood is subdued.
United States Congress
Congressional leaders have rejected the Trump administration's proposal to eliminate money for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, according to US news reports.
Nasty Women
Scottish independent publisher 404 Ink has sold the audio rights of its debut non-fiction collection, Nasty Women, to Audible.
Editions de La Martinière (EDLM) is laying off 10 of its 40 employees, just four years after a first wave of 19 redundancies. 

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