Monday, May 15, 2017

News from The Bookseller

Hachette, Hodder and Curtis Brown all once again top The Bookseller’s league tables in a second look at the British publishing rights deals landscape.
Waterstones London regional manager Luke Taylor talks about the retailer's newest branch in Crouch End.
Robin Stevens
A children’s author has described the labelling of her books as “too immature” for certain students as "heart-breaking".
Philippe Sands
W&N has acquired A Death in the Vatican by British Book Award and Baillie Gifford Prize winner Philippe Sands.
The Publishers Association is calling for all political parties to commit to abolishing "unjust" tax on e-books, which it has branded "a tax on learning".
Cengage’s adjusted revenues stood at $1.5bn for the fiscal year 2017, down 10% from the prior year, the company has told investors, ahead of posting its annual report later this month.

Emma Kavanagh
Crime writer and police psychologist Emma Kavanagh has signed a three book deal with Orion Fiction. 
Pan Macmillan
Pan Macmillan has announced a range of promotions across its communications teams and has developed new digital roles, among which is the appointment of the publisher’s first metadata manager.
Hello Sunshine
Reese Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine is to adapt Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (HarperCollins) and Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman (S&S UK) into film.
Kit de Waal
Kit de Waal and Andrew McMillan are among the names contributing to Dead Ink's crowdfunded anthology on the working class entitled Know Your Place.
Infinite Monkey Cage
Professor Brian Cox and the team behind BBC Radio 4’s "The Infinite Monkey Cage" have signed a book deal with William Collins.
Feature film rights for M A Bennett’s debut YA novel S.T.A.G.S have been bought by Chernin Entertainment, ahead of its UK publication.

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