Friday, January 27, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

J K Rowling
J K Rowling has praised booksellers as she and other authors, including Paula Hawkins and Joe Wicks, were honoured at the Specsavers Bestseller Awards.
Eason plans to continue to open new stores “despite the fragile economic recovery,” its m.d Conor Whelan has revealed, beginning with a store in Limerick and another in Dublin.
university lecture
It will be up to publishers to make the case for how their teaching materials help institutions to meet the requirements of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), and providing data evidence will be key, a panel discussion marking Academic Book Week heard.
Icon Books 25th birthday
The Library club on St Martin’s Lane was the chic venue for Icon Books’ celebration of “25 Years of Big Ideas”.
Ursula Mackenzie
Ursula Mackenzie, former c.e.o of Little, Brown, has joined Profile Books’ board of directors as a non-executive director.
Roxane Gay
Feminist author Roxane Gay has pulled the publication of her forthcoming book with Simon & Schuster, How to Be Heard, in response to the US publisher's reported $250,000 book deal with far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos.

Connect Books
Connect Books achieved a strong Christmas trading period, with like-for-like sales up 15.1% across its wholesale business and online platform Wordery.
Francesca Main
Pan Macmillan has promoted editorial directors Francesca Main and Trish Jackson as part of its "ongoing" aim to grow its commercial and literary fiction programmes.
From Cradle to Stage
Coronet has acquired a book by Dave Grohl's mum, From Cradle to Stage, in which Virginia Hanlon Grohl speaks to the mothers of other "era-defining" musicians such as Amy Winehouse, Dr Dre and Adam Levine.
Car manual publisher Haynes’ revenue increased 15% in six months, driven by a 50% growth in its digital products.
National Literacy Trust
More than 50 businesses, including Facebook, Amazon and Experian have signed this year’s Vision for Literacy Business Pledge, orchestrated by the National Literacy Trust.
Technology business Moondog Books has launched a subscription service for children's e-books with titles from HarperCollins, Bloomsbury and Disney.

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