Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Hachette UK
Hachette UK is to target diversity in its senior management team with its Diverse Leaders Future Mentoring Scheme, designed to give up-and-coming stars from non-traditional publishing backgrounds the skills and confidence to rise up in the business.
Carole Blake
The funeral service for Carole Blake, held yesterday at Golder’s Green Crematorium, was as eclectic as the woman in whose loving memory everyone had gathered.
Read On. Get On.
Read On. Get On. is to campaign for a new measurement of primary school children’s reading, as part of plans to get all children enjoying reading by 2025.
Publishers Association and London Book Fair
An Inclusivity in Publishing Award has been launched by the Publishers Association (PA) and the London Book Fair (LBF), recognising companies that have demonstrated commitment to improving inclusivity across the publishing ecosystem.
Richard Adams
Hodder Children’s Books will next year publish the first picture book by Watership Down author Richard Adams, with illustrations by Alex T Smith.
Bella Pagan
Bella Pagan, senior commissioning editor at Pan Macmillan and Tor, has been promoted to editorial director at Pan Macmillan Fiction. 

The Greatest Gift
Walker Books is publishing a Christmas title based on this year’s festive advert from Sainsbury’s.
Philip Pullman
A new collection of essays by Philip Pullman was one of the highlights at a showcase presented yesterday (14th November) by David Fickling Books.
Inclusive Minds
Inclusive Minds, a collective set up to encourage diversity and inclusivity in children’s books, has launched a new charter with four key aims.
Mary Berry
Ebury Publishing imprint BBC Books will be publishing a new cookbook from TV personality Mary Berry in January.
David Walliams Jeff Kinney Christmas Spectacular
Children’s fiction giants David Walliams and Jeff Kinney are teaming up for the first time for a joint live event at the O2 in London.
Hodder & Stoughton
Hodder and Stoughton has acquired Windblown after a "keenly contested" auction, a narrative non-fiction title written to mark the 30th anniversary of 1987's Great Storm.

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