Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Widespread library closures across the UK have resulted in the loss of almost 8,000 jobs in the last six years, according to a report by the BBC.
Foyles has returned to profit and is “well-placed to expand further”.
Terry Pratchett
A Terry Pratchett adult colouring book is set to be released by Gollancz this August, created by Paul Kidby, with the rights negotiated by Rob Wilkins.
Publisher Severn House has responded to the revelation from J K Rowling that the company's Creme de la Crime imprint rejected her Robert Galbraith novel The Cuckoo's Calling; but Piatkus Constable Robinson has declined to comment on the fact that Constable & Robinson did likewise. 
Publisher Gary Pulsifer, who founded Arcadia Books, has died after a battle with cancer.
Charlotte Crosby
Headline is publishing a new book by Charlotte Crosby called Live Fast, Lose Weight, which will “show every young woman who wants to work hard all day and then party the night away how she can eat and drink on the go without piling on the pounds.”

Ellen Seligman
Penguin Random House Canada president Kristin Cochrane has paid tribute to publisher and editor Ellen Seligman, who has died.
Growth in children’s books is driving print market growth across the world, Nielsen’s Global managing director Jonathan Stolper told delegates at the Nielsen Book Insights Conference.
Ferne McCann
Penguin Random House is to publish TV personality Ferne McCann's autobiography 100% Me in May.
For the first time for a literary prize, a largely computer-written story has made it into the running, although it failed to make the final round.
US-based Scholastic Corp said revenues rose 5.6% in the third quarter, although international sales (including the UK) fell because of poor foreign exchange rates.
Lee Bo
Three months after he disappeared from his home in Hong Kong, bookseller and publisher Lee Bo has returned from China, the Hong Kong government has said in a statement.

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