Saturday, March 25, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

The Future Bookshelf
Hachette UK has launched a new diversity initiative, a creative writing hub called The Future Bookshelf, to make publishing more accessible for writers who feel they aren’t well represented by the industry.
Foyles has reported a second year of profit, with c.e.o. Paul Currie citing a “massive step change” in the retailer’s operations in the past two years.
Five Forget Mothers Day
Nostalgia titles Five Forget Mother's Day (Quercus) and The Mum, part of the Ladybird Books for Grown Ups series (Penguin) are among a tranche of titles going head-to-head this Mother's Day (26th March) as the trade prepares its most giftable wares.
Quarto Group
The Quarto Group has agreed a sale of its stake in Hong Kong-based Regent Publishing Services Ltd for $7.0m (£5.6m).
On Tyranny
Timothy Snyder’s new book On Tyranny is going to be published by Vintage in its entirety across a row of posters in East London.
German publisher Bastei Lübbe has launched mobile storytelling platform Oolipo, dubbed "the offspring of a love-affair between Netflix, YouTube, and a Snapchat Story".

Joel Richardson
Michael Joseph has appointed Joel Richardson, formerly publishing director of digital-first imprint Twenty7, Bonnier Zaffre, to the new role of crime and thriller publisher. 
Sophie Kinsella
Sophie Kinsella has signed a two-book deal with Puffin for a new young fiction series.
Audiobook streaming service Storytel is to open in four new markets this year: Russia, Spain, India and the United Arab Emirates.
Lincoln in the Bardo
Actors and producers Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman have acquired the movie rights to Lincoln In The Bardo by George Saunders.
Save Money Good Food
Hodder & Stoughton have signed up a new cookery book to accompany an eight-part prime-time TV series commissioned for ITV this spring.
Mitchell Beazley
Mitchell Beazley is publishing a book of 100 cocktail recipes in collaboration with mixers brand Fever-Tree. 

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