Thursday, August 25, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller inncluding Pan Mac bags rights to Oprah Winfrey's first cookbook

J K Rowling
J K Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Little, Brown) once again easily triumphed at the top of the charts, shifting 86,525 units last week through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.
Oprah Winfrey
Pan Macmillan has bought the UK and Commonwealth rights to publish Oprah Winfrey’s first cookbook.
Shakespeare & Company bookshop
English language bookshops in Paris are battling to offset declining sales after a marked drop in tourism to the city following the spate of terrorist attacks.
Academic and trade independent publisher Rowman & Littlefield has made a key appointment in the US following double digit growth in Europe and Asia.
Jeremy Corbyn
Chi Onwurah, shadow minister for culture and the digital economy, has accused Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of "incompetence", saying that his ineffectiveness meant a campaign she was planning against library closures "went to waste".
Felicity Johnston
Bonnier Zaffre has hired Felicity Johnston as its new commissioning editor at children’s imprints Hot Key Books and Piccadilly Press.

Ebury Press has acquired Built for Speed, a memoir from "road-racing legend" John McGuinness, to be published in the lead up to racing event the 2017 Isle of Man TT.
Jeremy Paxman, Graham Norton and Ella Mills are to appear at this year's Guildford Book Festival which will take place at venues across the town in October.
A picture book set in Brixton’s Brockwell Park has proven to be a big hit at local indie bookshop Herne Hill Books, which is selling a copy of the title every week.

1 comment:

transpress nz said...

how many people really want to follow the Oprah diet? :-)