Saturday, December 17, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Hodder & Stoughton is restructuring, dividing both its fiction and non-fiction publishing teams into two publishing units each, because non-fiction publishing director Rowena Webb is taking a "step back from management to focus on acquiring and publishing the books she loves."
The Bookshop Euston Station
W H Smith is “very ambitious” about its new dedicated Bookshop store and is keen to roll the format out to other travel locations, The Bookseller can reveal.
Creative Access
Pan Macmillan has pledged £50,000 to Creative Access and undertaken to double its intake of fully funded Creative Access interns in a bid to help the agency continue its work to increase diversity in the creative industries.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
After a four-week break, Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train (Transworld) has steamed back into the Weekly E-Ranking top spot, for a 13th non-consecutive week.
Tessa Strickland, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Barefoot Books, is retiring at the end of the year.
Viv Groskop
Viv Groskop's "literary self-help memoir" inspired by the Russian classics has been acquired at auction by Penguin General imprint Fig Tree.

Pocket Shop Liverpool Street
Bonnier-owned retail chain Pocket Shop has opened a second London branch in Liverpool Street underground station.
The Culture, Media and Sport select committee has warned that budget cuts are making culture less accessible, as part of its latest report on funding and support for the arts outside London.
Scholastic Inc saw revenues and operating profit increase in the second quarter of the year thanks to strong sales of its Harry Potter publishing in the US and Canada.
The White Review
Annual short story competition the White Review Short Story Prize will be running simultaneously in the UK & Ireland and in the US & Canada for the first time next year.

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