Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Perminder Mann
Bonnier Publishing has consolidated its UK divisions under Perminder Mann, who has been promoted to head of the UK group, as it prepares for "significant growth" in Britain.
Pearson shareholders have rejected chief executive John Fallon's £1.5m pay package at the company's a.g.m. today. 
Chicken House editor Rachel Leyshon has two nods on the shortlist for the Branford Boase award, including the Waterstones Children's Book Prize-winning The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.
Alice in Brexitland
Ebury has acquired an Alice in Wonderland themed political parody telling the story of Brexit. 
Mel Winder
Mel Winder has been promoted to managing director of Hachette New Zealand, effective immediately.
The London Evening Standard has claimed that Penguin Random House UK is “eyeing plush new offices in Nine Elms” in the Southbank regeneration area in London SW8.

Charlotte Atyeo
Charlotte Atyeo, publisher of sports narratives and Wisden at Bloomsbury, will be leaving the company on 18th May after her role was made redundant.
Tanya Burr
Blink Publishing has won the rights to publish YouTube star Tanya Burr’s third book, Tanya’s Christmas.
A suitable boy
Screenwriter Andrew Davies is to adapt Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy for BBC1, in the novel's first screen adaptation.
Simon & Schuster saw worldwide revenue growth of 11% in the first quarter of 2017, up to $161m (from $145m for the same prior-year period).
The Bumblebear by Nadia Shireen
BookTrust is delivering 700,000 copies of picture book The Bumblebear (Random House) to every reception age child in England this autumn.

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