Saturday, January 21, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Pan Macmillan
With eye-popping growth of 26.8% in 2016, Pan Macmillan usurped the Indie Alliance and staked its claim as a ‘Big Four’ publisher.
It was another year of digital contraction for the UK’s biggest publishers, who experienced a second consecutive year of declining e-book volumes in 2016.
Audible and Apple have agreed to end their exclusivity agreement for audiobooks following a European Commission (EC) probe.
Toby Jones
Toby Jones has left his role as Simon & Schuster’s group marketing and publicity director after 18 months.
Breakfast at Tiffany's KinderGuide
A Swedish writer is being sued for infringing copyright after making children’s versions of novels such as Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Sheila O'Reilly
Sheila O’Reilly is to join Village Books in Dulwich, south London, as its events manager, just months after departing its local rival, fellow indie Dulwich Books.

Ruth Davidson
Hodder & Stoughton has commissioned Scottish Conservative Party leader Ruth Davidson to write a book about the life lessons learned by the world’s most powerful women.
Damian Horner
Damian Horner is leaving his position as brand development director at Hachette UK to join Real Vision, a video-on-demand platform for finance, as their global chief creative officer.
Steven Hall
Steven Hall, m.d. of science publisher IOP Publishing, is to join the Bloomsbury board as a non-executive director, replacing Faber m.d. Stephen Page, who stands down after three years.
Jeff Brazier
Hodder has acquired a practical guide to grief by life coach and TV personality Jeff Brazier.
Author Nick Hornby has received an Honorary Doctorate from Kingston University in recognition of his contribution to "literature and reading pleasure".
Kingston University

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