Saturday, October 29, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

The UK operations of many publishing houses with premises in numerous countries risk finding themselves sidelined in favour of other locations if a “hard Brexit” introduces restrictions on free movement of people, or if currency issues continue, some c.e.o.s have told The Bookseller.
Publishers and agents haggled over the currency book deals would be struck in at Frankfurt, as the falling value of sterling became a factor in whether deals were concluded in euros or US dollars rather than sterling.
The book trade has been gearing up for Hallowe'en with a range of fiendishly enticing promotions and events to sell the spookiest tales. 
Reform of the migration system to enable easy access to critical skills and talent from both EU and non–EU countries is a key recommendation of a new report on Brexit from the Creative Industries Federation.
Shares in Amazon fell 5% yesterday (27th October) after the company’s third quarter net income was lower than expected, although net sales increased 29% to $32.7bn (£26.9bn).
Ian McEwan, Philip Pullman [pictured] and Rose Tremain are among the authors offering bidders the chance to be named as a character in their upcoming books.

Novelists Joanne Harris [pictured] and Celia Rees are joining of the Society of Authors management committee, the governing body which oversees the SoA's strategic direction.
The final line-up for the Building Inclusivity In Publishing conference run by The Publishers Association and The London Book Fair in November will include the advertiser behind Maltesers’ Paralympics campaign.
YA author Kathryn Evans has won the 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book Award for her début novel, More of Me (Usborne).
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Clare Colvin, Jasmin Donahaye, Fiona Marshall and Kenneth Steven have been shortlisted for the V S Pritchett Memorial Prize 2016.

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