Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Stephen Lotinga
The British publishing industry contributed £3.2bn gross value added (GVA) to the wider UK economy in 2016, according to the chief executive of the Publishers Association Stephen Lotinga.
Michael Tamblyn
Kobo’s chief executive Michael Tamblyn has said that an "education needs to happen" in audio rights for publishers and agents to prevent one player dominating the market.
Frankfurt Book Fair
Peters Fraser + Dunlop (PFD) and Curtis Brown both sewed up 17 deals apiece in the latest edition of The Bookseller’s Rights Report, which covers the heavy trading months of August, September and October.
Rebecca Herrman
Rebecca Herrmann, founder and co-c.e.o. of Bolinda, has been named FutureBook Leader of the Year.
David Higham Associates
David Higham Associates (DHA) has bought Laura Cecil's agency as she prepares to retire.
Indie Booksellers
A trio of independent booksellers are launching a "small, stylish" new list of fiction, non-fiction and pocket essays.

Chantal Restivo-Alessi
Publishers need to embrace a global rights acqusition strategy, HarperCollins’ chief digital officer and executive v.p Chantal Restivo-Alessi has said.
Fig Tree
Penguin Random House imprint Fig Tree is to publish the first novel by current WriteNow mentee Geraldine Quigley.
Lis Tribe
Educational publishers should be focusing on technology that can actively help improve teaching and learning, Hodder Education m.d Liz Tribe has told The Bookseller's FutureBook conference.
Nosy Crow
Nosy Crow has unveiled its first fiction audiobooks as the market grows.
Alistair Campbell and Peter Fletcher
Orion is publishing a novel by former Labour spin doctor​ Alastair Campbell that he has written in collaboration with ex-Burnley Football Club star Paul Fletcher. 
Jeffrey Boakye
Dialogue Books is set to release a title examining over 60 words to describe black men and women, many of them "hugely contentious". 

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