Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Penguin Random House
As the fall-out from Penguin Random House’s derecognition of its unions continues, PRH UK c.e.o. Tom Weldon has written to the company’s staff claiming “factual inaccuracies” in the NUJ and Unite’s version of events.
Hachette Livre has acquired a majority stake in a London-based mobile app company, Brainbow Ltd, the firm behind the brain-training app Peak.
Anna Hope © Jonathan Greet
Transworld has bought a new novel by Anna Hope inspired by American TV series "The Affair".
The colouring app Millie Marotta’s Colouring Adventures has been selected by Apple as one of the Top 10 Best Apps of 2016 on the App Store in the UK and Nordic territories.
The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak
Puffin Books is publishing a companion to US actor BJ Novak's internationally bestselling children's book, The Book with No Pictures, called The Alphabet Book With No Pictures.
The Bookseller indie trading survey
The Bookseller is calling on independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland to complete its annual Christmas Trading survey.

Today Will be Different by Maria Semple
Julia Roberts is starring in Annapurna Pictures' TV adaptation of Maria Semple's second novel Today Will be Different.
Maydo Kooy Literary Agency
Maydo Kooy Literary Agency is taking over from the Jan Michael Literary Agency, following the decision of agent Jan Michael to retire after 40 years in the business. 
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay
Audiobook and large print publisher W F Howes Ltd has made available an accessible large print edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the screenplay edition.
Jerusalem International Book Fair
The 28th biennial Jerusalem International Book Fair (JIBF) is inviting applications for its Zev Birger Editorial and Agent Fellowships.

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