Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Trade figures have said restrictions on the rights of European Union citizens and their families in the UK could be detrimental to the industry, following further detail from prime minister Theresa May on what EU workers can expect from Brexit. 
US-based Ingram Content Group has acquired UK distributor Book Network International Limited from the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.
Crannog Bookshop
The number of bookshops in Ireland has dropped by 30 in the past decade, new figures have revealed, but booksellers in the country are currently bullish about the future of physical retail.
Granta Books is leading a campaign featuring independent publishers and bookshops to celebrate and promote LGBTQ+ titles in the lead-up to the annual Pride festival on 8th July.
Natasha Bell
Michael Joseph has acquired two novels by debut author Natasha Bell in a six-figure pre-empt.
Brendan Bannigan
A government move to offer library supply contracts to foreign firms has spelled the end for the 27-year-old Open Book Company, with six roles affected and the wider trade outraged.

Leena Normington
Leena Normington has been appointed social media producer for Vintage. 
Publishers’ sales rose by 4.25% to €2.8bn in 2016 (€2.7bn in 2015), with volume sales rising 4.11% to 434.5 million (from 417.3 million), according to statistics released by the French Publishers Association (Syndicat National de l’Edition, SNE). 
David Olusoga
Pan Macmillan has acquired two new history books from award-winning historian and television presenter David Olusoga.
Twenty-seven writers have been recognised at the 18th annual Northern Writers’ Awards, sharing the £43,000 prize fund.
Bluemoose Books is to publish Naseem Khan's memoir Everywhere is Somewhere in November.
Cath Howe
Nosy Crow has acquired two standalone middle-grade novels from London teacher Cath Howe.

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