Thursday, December 07, 2017

Latest The Bookseller

E L James
E L James’ Darker (Arrow) has shackled the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 85,532 copies for £346,838, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.
Nick Clegg
Politicians have voted Nick Clegg’s How to Stop Brexit as the best non-fiction by a parliamentarian this year in the Parliamentary Book Awards.
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Cressida Cowell has called the closure of school libraries a “social mobility time-bomb” as it is revealed that one in eight disadvantaged children in the UK do not own a book.
Penguin Random House
An art director at Penguin Random House US has resigned from his post following sexual harassment allegations.
Kwame Anthony Appiah
Philosopher, cultural theorist and novelist Kwame Anthony Appiah has been named chair of the judges for the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
Thirty-seven per cent of UK-authored research articles were made freely available to the world immediately on publication last year, via Open Access, according to a report from Universities UK's Open Access Co-ordination Group.

Atlantic Books
Atlantic Books has signed the "inspiring" forgotten story of two pioneering suffragette doctors and life partners.
Cressida Cowell John Glen MP
Cressida Cowell has won the coveted Ruth Rendell Award 2017 for her “tireless championing of literacy throughout the UK”. 
Headline Home has acquired She, a "love letter" to inspirational women "who have thrown out the rulebook and threatened the status quo".
Doreen Montgomery
Doreen Montgomery, the “remarkable” chairman of the literary agency Rupert Crew Ltd, has died aged 89 following a seven-decade career in the trade.
Federation of European Publishers
The Federation of European Publishers (FEP) has spoken out against the delay in the adoption of a proposal to allow VAT on e-books to be reduced to match the rate on printed books.
France Loisirs
The Paris Commercial Court has authorised a plan to allow the France Loisirs book club, with its 200 retail outlets and 1,300 employees across France, to remain in business, according to press reports.

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