Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

IPA calls on China to overturn 'assault' on academic freedom
The International Publishers Association (IPA) is calling on the Chinese authorities to overturn its decision to censor articles in a Cambridge University Press journal, calling the act a "retrograde assault on freedom to publish and academic freedom".

Audio download chart: Ronson's Butterfly Effect
A non-fiction title tops the digital audio download list for the first time, as TV tie-in titles flock into the top 20.

Waterstones to be 'transformed' ahead of Pullman release
Waterstones in Tottenham Court Road (TCR) is set to be “transformed into Lyra’s Oxford” the night before Philip Pullman’s first Book of Dust novel is published.

BIBF: Overseas visitors pounce on currency flux
The 24th edition of the Beijing International Book Fair (23rd–27th August) will have a record number of foreign trade exhibitors - including its biggest ever UK contingent.

Nosy Crow boosts team with raft of new hires
Children’s publisher Nosy Crow is expanding its team as it prepares to turn over £10m for the first time.

BIBF: Usborne campaign to highlight safety threats of pirated titles
Usborne Publishing and Jieli Publishing House will run social media campaigns to educate Chinese consumers over safety worries about fake Usborne titles printed in China.


Morpurgo and Riddell on Hay Children's line-up
Michael Morpurgo, Meg Rosoff and Chris Riddell are among the famous names who will be appearing at the inaugural International Children’s Literature Hay Festival Aarhus 2017.

Yiannopoulos responds to S&S in reissued lawsuit
Milo Yiannopoulos has reissued his $10m legal complaint against Simon & Schuster US for cancelling his book deal.

Buchan moves to Atlantic after auction
Elizabeth Buchan is moving to Corvus, an imprint of Atlantic Books, following a "hotly contested" auction for her next two novels.

Paul O'Grady's Country Life to Transworld
Transworld is publishing a new book from comedian and TV presenter Paul O’Grady on life in the country this November.

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