Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Amazon has offered to drop the Most Favoured Nation clauses from its e-book contracts, following a European Commission investigation into the online retailer’s deals, it has been reported today. 
Stephen Lotinga
The chief executive of the Publishers Association (PA), Stephen Lotinga, has called on UK authorities to confront Amazon's book market dominance - an issue he said can no longer be left to the European Commission to tackle in the wake of Brexit.
Jeanette Winterson
Author Jeanette Winterson has said she fears a "species wipe out" of small independent shops in London in the wake of the business rates re-evaluation set to come in April.
Theresa May
The publishing sector could receive a boost as part of prime minister Theresa May’s new industrial strategy, the Publishers Association has said.
Simon & Schuster’s US chief executive Carolyn Reidy has moved to reassure authors that the publisher will not “support, condone” or publish “hate speech” following the Milo Yiannopoulos controversy.
boy reading on e-reader
Children aged 9-16 spend as much time reading online as reading print materials, although the number of young people reading books, comics and magazines drops in the teenage years, according to a new report.

Vincent Monadé, president of the French National Book Centre (Centre National du Livre, CNL), yesterday called for all institutions in the book sector to join forces and prepare a common set of proposals for books to present to candidates in the French presidential election.
Mark Twain
North American publisher Doubleday Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, will this year release a previously unfinished children’s book by Mark Twain.
Helen Bailey’s mother was uneasy about the author’s partner, who is on trial for murder, a court has heard.
The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) is conducting a public consultation in response to Times Publishing's proposed acquisition of Penguin Singapore and Penguin Malaysia.
Chicken House
Chicken House has signed three more titles from Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink & Stars.

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