Thursday, September 07, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

office workers
Starting salaries in publishing have risen 13.2% over the past few years,'s Salary Survey 2017 has found, but the results have shown there is still a gender pay gap.
Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver has continued his blistering return to form, shifting 52,211 copies of 5 Ingredients: Quick and Easy Food (Michael Joseph) last week through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market to take the Official UK number one by almost 40,000 units. 
Joe Wicks and Anthony Forbes Watson
Pan Macmillan authors Joe Wicks, Jeffrey Archer, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler were last night awarded the Golden Pan, one of the industry's very first author awards, recognising sales in excess of one million copies over a book's lifetime.
Jonathan Ruppin
Former bookseller Jonathan Ruppin is launching a literary agency after a career spanning Dillons and Foyles.
Emily St John Mandel
Picador has acquired a new novel from Station Eleven writer Emily St. John Mandel to publish in 2019.
The White Review
Literary journal The White Review is launching a new prize for poets, who are working towards their first pamphlet or collection.

BBC children’s presenter Jay Jay Burridge's Supersaurs series with Bonnier Zaffre has been turned into an augmented reality app. 
Katie Seaman
Katie Seaman is joining the Ebury Fiction team as a fiction editor.
Bertelsmann and Google are between them to fund 75,000 scholarships through US online education provider Udacity, in which Bertelsmann has a stake.
The Self-Care Project
Orion Spring is publishing The Self-Care Project by Jayne Hardy, founder of social enterprise The Blurt Foundation, an online community designed to help those affected by depression.
Book Aid International
Book Aid International is hosting its annual literary quiz night in October with "Drop the Dead Donkey" actor Neil Pearson as quiz master. 

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