Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Pearson has agreed to sell 22% of its stake in Penguin Random House (PRH) to co-shareholder Bertelsmann, valuing the publisher at $3.55bn (£2.76bn) including debt.
Accreditations for significant library supply contracts worth millions of pounds have been awarded, with Blackwell’s, Dawson and the JS Group among the winners.
William Bowes
William Bowes is set to leave Cambridge University Press to become the Publishers Association’s new general counsel and director of policy, saying there is “urgent work” to be done.
The Angry Chef
Oneworld is to publish The Truth About Fat, the second book by professional cook Anthony Warner, who blogs as The Angry Chef.
Ellie Peers
Ellie Peers has been appointed the new general secretary of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB), a trade union representing professional writers in TV, film, theatre, radio, books, poetry, animation and videogames.
Pure by Rose Brecheter
Unbound title Pure by Rose Bretécher is to be made into a six-part drama series for Channel 4 by the producers of "Doctor Foster".

Ian Rankin
Orion is launching an exclusive space for events by its crime fiction authors at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, called The Incident Room.
Claudia Winkleman
Claudia Winkleman has been unveiled as the head judge for Book People’s latest Bedtime Story competition with a theme of “friendship”.

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