Saturday, August 26, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Springer Nature surges in the Global Publishing Ranking 2017
Springer Nature has cracked the top 10 of the world's biggest publishers for the first time, while Pearson - despite its recent travails - has comfortably retained its number one spot for a ninth year in a row.

China's CPG goes public, reveals failed UK acquisition attempt
Chinese publishing giant the China Publishing Group (CPG) has realised an eight-year ambition and taken its publishing wing public on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

LGBTQ+ book trade network launches
Pride in Publishing (PiP), a brand-new networking group for LGBTQ+ people in the industry, has launched in order to create a way for queer members of the publishing industry to meet up, connect with others and find peer support.

Canongate scoops Gina Miller’s memoir Rise
Canongate is to publish the memoir of Gina Miller, the business owner who successfully took the UK government to the Supreme Court over its authority to trigger Article 50 without parliamentary approval.

Busy BIBF sees 'more discerning' rights buying
A busy Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) is seeing a surge of interest from Chinese houses in lifestyle titles, UK publishers have told The Bookseller.

Trade gets behind National Poetry Day 2017
National Poetry Day, Britain’s national campaign for poetry, is holding its first dedicated trade promotion highlighting 40 "inspiring" poetry books across four categories: anthologies, children’s poetry, current collections and poetry for book groups.


Weekly E-Ranking: Tess of the debut thrills
American crime author Tess Gerritsen has gone straight to number one in her first-ever appearance in The Bookseller Weekly E-Book Ranking, while Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale dropped into second.

Louise O'Neill's Almost Love to publish spring 2018
Quercus imprint riverrun is publishing Louise O'Neill's third novel, Almost Love, in March 2018.

SoA adds two new grants for writers
The Society of Authors has added two new Authors’ Foundation grants: the Antonia Fraser Grant and the Eric Ambler Award.

Michelle Obama photos to Sphere
Sphere Non-fiction is publishing a new book of photographs of Michelle Obama by former White House photographer Amanda Lucidon.

Library cuts planned in Wales and Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire and Powys are the latest councils to come under the spotlight for planned cuts to their public library service.

Ilett's debut teen novel wins Kelpies Prize 2017
First-time novelist Emily Ilett has won the Kelpies Prize 2017 for her debut The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow.

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