Thursday, September 29, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

The children's print book market is on course for an 11.7% increase to a full year value of £394m this year if sales continue at the same pace - making 2016 the biggest year for children's books for the third year in a row.
Videl Bar-Kar
Audio publisher at Penguin Random House UK, Videl Bar-Kar, has decided to leave the company after three years.
Jeremy Greenstock
The memoirs of former Iraq envoy Jeremy Greenstock, initially blocked in 2005 for his efforts to reveal "certain truths" about the conflict, are to be published by William Heinemann this November.
Academic publisher Elsevier has launched a free online resource to provide concrete data on the impact of Brexit on the research world.
C J Tudor
Michael Joseph has won a new debut thriller, The Chalk Man by C J Tudor, in a nine-way publisher auction.
Amazon is children's favourite online retailer, statistics from kids marketing platform SuperAwesome have revealed, with 54% of girls and 47% of boys, aged between 7 and 9 years old favouring the online giant.

The Girl on the Train (Black Swan) has run away with both first and second place in the Official UK Top 50, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.
Faber & Faber is to publish a "major" biography of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche by Sue Prideaux, after winning the title in a seven-way auction.
Book wholesaler Gardners saw revenue grow 8.5% in the year to the end of February 2016, with profit also up.
YA Book Prize 2017
The Bookseller has opened submissions for the YA Book Prize 2017.
Robyn Travis launch
Comedians, spoken word artists and a gospel choir entertained guests at the launch of Robyn Travis' debut novel Mama Can't Raise No Man at the Hackney Empire in London.
Live events are having a direct impact on book sales in the children's market, according to Julia Eccleshare, children's director for Hay Festival.

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