Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Philip Hammond
Chancellor Philip Hammond could be set to scrap plans to raise business rates by 3.9% next April.
Lily Allen
Bonnier Publishing imprint Blink has signed a memoir from Lily Allen to publish in autumn 2018.
Samantha Burridge
Samantha Burridge has been appointed director of strategy and transformation of the Scientific and Academic Research division at Clarivate Analytics.
Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2017
Two titiles from PRH are up for the Most Beautiful Book of the Year award, part of the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards.
Mostly Lit
Alex Reads, Rai and Derek Owusu, the creators of the books and pop-culture podcast Mostly Lit, are to bring their live show to the FutureBook Conference.
Ann Bissell
HarperFiction publicity director Ann Bissell has made her first acquisition in her newly expanded role commissioning for Borough Press.

Libraries Taskforce
Ahead of a consultation into the progress of the Libraries Taskforce, campaigners have praised the "hard work" done by the body but have criticised the exclusion of campaigners and frontline staff from its steering group.
Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster's worldwide sales grew 1% in the third quarter, up from $226m to $228m (£175m).
Liz Fenwick
Orion author Liz Fenwick is moving to HQ, HarperCollins, in a six-figure, three-book deal.
The Story of Looking
Canongate has worked with production company Stateless Studios to release a virtual reality film to promote The Story of Looking, a new book by filmmaker and writer Mark Cousins.
Alex Gregory
HarperCollins is to publish Dadventures, a "truly practical book" aimed at busy dads who want to spend quality time with their kids, by Olympian Alex Gregory.
Wren & Rook, the non-fiction imprint of the Hachette Children’s Group, is publishing the first children's book by Times journalist and Olympian Matthew Syed.

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