Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

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book buying
Bookshops contribute £1.9bn to the UK economy every year and pay 11 times more corporation tax than Amazon, according to statistics published in a new report commissioned by the Booksellers Association.
Rosamund de la Hey
Booksellers Association president Rosamund de la Hey has called on publishers not to forget the "growing" market for physical CDs when making plans for their audiobook businesses.
Tom Fletcher
McFly band member turned children's author Tom Fletcher has launched a children's book club exclusively with WH Smith.
Arnaud Nourry
The market for books, whether print or digital, should remain flat in the next three to five years and then decline slightly over the following decade, according to Arnaud Nourry, chairman and c.e.o. of Hachette Livre.
Kings Road Publishing is launching a new food and wellness imprint in 2018 run by Natalie Jerome and called Lagom.
Profile Books
Turnover at Profile Books was up nearly 7% to £12.6m in the financial year to March 2017, in a "strong" year for the company.

Bonnier Publishing is partnering with Disney to publish a new range of titles in the UK from autumn 2017. 
Harry Potter British Library
The BBC will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter with “rarely seen documents from J K Rowling’s archives, revealing her magical inspirations” in the run up to the British Library’s exhibition next month.
Gollancz has made two promotions in its editorial team, seeing editor Marcus Gipps step up to the role of editorial director and senior editor Rachel Winterbottom promoted to commissioning editor.
The Long Drop
Denise Mina's The Long Drop (Harvill Secker) has been awarded the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish crime book of the year.
Rebel Voices
Hachette Children's Group non-fiction imprint Wren & Rook has signed a three-book deal with pop culture illustrator Eve Lloyd Knight, with the first title celebrating the centenary of women in the UK winning the right to vote.
Ian McEwan
Three novels by Ian McEwan - The Children Act (2014), On Chesil Beach (2007) and The Child in Time (1987), all published by Vintage - are set to hit screens in the coming weeks as film and television adaptations.

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