Friday, January 20, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller including Rowling, Donaldson and James enter Nielsen 'Bestseller Hall of Fame'

J K Rowling
Authors including J K Rowling, E L James and Julia Donaldson have made Nielsen Book’s first Bestseller Hall of Fame, as their titles are amongst those which reached platinum sales records.
John Fallon
Pearson's c.e.o. John Fallon has been forced to defend his position after admitting the company "got it wrong" last year, resulting in revisions to its 2017 forecast and dividend, and the withdrawal of its ambitious £800m profit target for 2018.
Irish flag
Irish bookselling and literary organisations have protested the passing of a new national library tender for books, 60% of which has been awarded to suppliers outside the country.
Academic Book Week 2017
The late art critic John Berger's Ways of Seeing (Penguin Modern Classics), first published in 1972, Edward Said’s 1978 study Orientalism (also Penguin Modern Classics) and Germaine Greer’s 1970 feminist study The Female Eunuch (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) are among the list of the 20 “academic books that shaped modern Britain” unveiled for Academic Book Week next week.   
Former Gollancz associate publisher Simon Spanton is joining crowd-funding company Unbound as it moves into genre publishing.
Claire Evans
Pan Macmillan is strengthening its fiction communications team with two senior appointments, separating out commercial fiction and brands from literature and partnerships.

Claire Douglas
Michael Joseph has acquired two new thrillers by Claire Douglas for six figures in what is also the first deal for Juliet Mushens at her new agency CaskieMushens.
Katie Clapham
Over 50 booksellers from as far away as Cumbria gathered in London last night for the launch of The Booksellers Network.
Pearson plans to launch its own print rental program for courseware and reduce e-book rental prices by up to 50% as it bids to accelerate its shift to digital.
Exclusive Books
Exclusive Books has struck a deal to direct its customers to the Kobo website to buy e-books.
Quantum 2017
Steve Bohme, research director at Nielsen Book Research UK and Sophie Corcut from retail trends consultancy GDR Creative Intelligence will keynote this year’s Quantum Conference at London Book Fair (LBF).

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