Tuesday, July 18, 2017

News from The Bookseller

Sales of World Book Day (WBD) titles soared by more than 50% in comparison to last year, with 469,274 copies in total shifted in the week of the event, sales figures have shown.
 The Ladybird Book of the Ex
Penguin Michael Joseph has announced a new tranche of Ladybird Books for Grown-ups titles, including The Ladybird Book of The New YouThe Ladybird Book of Balls, and The Ladybird Book of The Ex
Creative Europe
The Creative Industries Federation has published a new report advising a range of practical recommendations to improve the working lives of freelancers, whom it argues are "vital but undervalued” in the creative industries.
Kate Beal
Kate Beal, formerly sales director at Oneworld, has left the company and, in partnership with her sister Sarah Beal, acquired Muswell Press.
Angela Eagle
Iain Dale, m.d. of Biteback Publishing, has acquired world rights to a "major" new book by Labour MP Angela Eagle and former political advisor Imran Ahmed.
Sophie Anderson
Usborne has snapped up a Russian folklore-inspired middle grade fantasy following a “hotly contested four-way auction”.

George Andreou has been appointed as director of the Harvard University Press after 27 years at Knopf.
Kate Wakeling
Poet Kate Wakeling has won this year's CLiPPA award for children's poetry for her debut collection Moon Juice, published by indie The Emma Press.
Scribe UK has acquired three new titles from its existing authors Marina Benjamin, Jeremy Gavron and Tommy Wieringa.
Penguin Random House Children’s is publishing a fans’ guide to the 2018 World Cup with football fan network Copa90.
Research communications platform Kudos is to run a pilot programme aimed at helping find ways to tackle the issue of copyright infringement on scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs) while still embracing academics' wish to increase the visibility of their work.

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