Friday, November 25, 2016

Philip Hammond Autumn Statement
Retailers are disappointed that business rates were not addressed in the Autumn Statement, while others in the trade were underwhelmed by what it contained.  
Lonely Planet
Turnover for travel publisher Lonely Planet grew 6.7% to £17.2m in 2015, while profit before tax increased by 63% on the previous year in a "strong" performance for the company.
Hodder & Stoughton
Changes are being made to Hodder, Sceptre and John Murray Press' publicity departments, following the decision of two publicity directors, Karen Geary and Kerry Hood, to reduce their working hours, while Sceptre publishing director Nikki Barrow has taken the decision to leave altogether to set up her own PR agency.
Sarah Emsley
Deputy publishing director Sarah Emsley has been promoted to publishing director for Headline Review Non-fiction.
Society of Young Publishers
The Society of Young Publishers is to host its annual conference this Saturday (26th November) around the theme of bestsellers.
Nick Coveney
Nick Coveney, Kings Road Publishing's head of digital and social media (part of Bonnier Publishing), is stepping down from his role.

Laura Sebastian
Macmillan Children’s Books (MCB) and Pan Macmillan Australia have jointly acquired a YA fantasy novel by debut author Laura Sebastian, at auction.
Audio Production Awards
Actor Daniel Weyman and producer David Roper were the winners in the audiobook categories at the Audio Production Awards.
The Green Carnation Prize, an award recognising lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) writers, is partnering with Foyles for a third year. 
Independent Dorset-based publisher Little Toller Books is to open a gallery showcasing the work of its collaborators.

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