Saturday, June 09, 2018

The Bookseller

Book shopping
Bookshops are asking to be given the same business-rate relief as pubs, arguing they help to drive social cohesion in a similar way to drinking establishments.
Paul Gregory
Igloo Books, the mass-market children’s books business owned by Bonnier Publishing, has undergone an overhaul thanks to its new chief executive officer, who has affirmed the division’s future profitability.
Digital Library
The Public Lending Right (PLR) will be extended to cover e-books and e-audiobooks borrowed from libraries from 1st July.
Martine Wright has won the Autobiography of the Year Award at the 2018 Sports Book Awards.
Chelsea Clinton
Chelsea Clinton is "excited" to be a part of the trend for feminist children’s books, she told The Bookseller ahead of her appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Libraries Connected
The Society of Chief Librarians is rebranding as a new charity called Libraries Connected.

Go! Go! Rainbow!
Wonderbly, the publisher of the personalised Lost My Name books, is partnering with animation studio Sixteen South and Walker’s Helen McAleer to create a TV series.
HarperCollins Children’s Books UK has launched a voice-activated app on Google Assistant for children’s audiobooks.
Katherine Ormerod
Octopus imprint Cassell has acquired a book warning against social media by influencer and journalist Katherine Ormerod.
Bill Gates
Bill Gates has pledged he will give every US college graduate a free copy of a book called Factfulness.

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