Saturday, May 20, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Senior industry figures have welcomed the appointment of David Shelley as the next c.e.o. of Hachette UK, while paying tribute to outgoing c.e.o. Tim Hely Hutchinson's "formidable" record.
Tim Hely Hutchinson is retiring as c.e.o. of Hachette UK at the end of this year, with David Shelley, currently c.e.o. of Little, Brown Book Group and Orion, set to take on the Hachette c.e.o. role.
Nigel Newton
Bloomsbury chief executive Nigel Newton has pointed to strong growth in the publisher’s consumer business as evidence of its continuing commitment to its trade lists.
Philip Pullman
Publishers have ramped up their support for Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) this year, with a raft of exclusive editions, including an essay by Philip Pullman.
Academic Book Trade
Academic booksellers and publishers need to work harder to raise their profile or risk “slipping away” into insignificance as the government prepares to bring the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) into universities, a report has warned.
Oxford University Press has been crowned Publisher of the Year once again at the Academic Book Trade Conference awards.

Kate Field
Kate Field has won the Romantic Novelists Association's Joan Hessayon Award for new writers with her debut novel The Magic of Ramblings (Accent Press).
Simon & Schuster Children’s Books will reissue the Pongwiffy series by Kaye Umansky 30 years after it was originally published.
Canada’s McGill University is re-launching the US $75,000 Cundill History Prize to highlight history writing as a way to illuminate the truth at a time when informed, factual debate is “increasingly losing out to populism and retrenchment is on the rise”.
Oliver Jeffers
Award-winning author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers is publishing a new book with HarperCollins at the end of this year and has signed a new two-book deal with the publisher for future publishing.
Little, Brown Book Group imprint Orbit has acquired Smartface, a high-concept debut thriller by Bristol-based author Heather Child.


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