Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Bookseller

Publishers are becoming increasingly concerned about Amazon’s policing of territorial rights, with fears heightened by last year’s launch of the Global Store, which enables customers in certain markets to obtain products through their local Amazon store but sourced from Amazon stores across the world.
Harry Potter British Library
Unseen material from J K Rowling and Bloomsbury’s personal collections sit alongside artefacts from the British Library's archives in the new Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition, which opens today.
Boogie Bear
David Walliams has revealed his fifth picture book with illustrator Tony Ross will be called Boogie Bear.
Agents and publishers have spoken out to condemn the violence that took place at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair between left- and right-wing groups.
Lauren Child
Children’s laureate Lauren Child has called for kids to have "more space to create" and warned about the negative impact of social media on the younger generation whilst giving the annual BookTrust lecture last night (19th October).
Natasha Devon
Natasha Williams has moved from HarperCollins to Kobo to become its new merchandiser for the UK and Ireland.

A Christmas Carol
Amazon has launched a new competition in search of a modern reimagining of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, with the winning book to be published in time for Christmas.
MIchael Bond
A memorial service for Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond CBE will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral on 14th November.
Michael Pickrum
Cengage has appointed Michael Pickrum as chief financial officer, replacing John Leahy who steps down as planned after three years in the role.
Dr Matt Morgan
Simon & Schuster is to publish a "compelling and profoundly insightful" journey into the world of intensive care medicine by Dr Matt Morgan.
Bookouture's Erika Foster series by Robert Bryndza is to be published in paperback in partnership with Sphere, following the digital publisher's acquisition by Hachette UK earlier this year.
Matt Hancock
Culture and digital minister Matt Hancock is to give the keynote speech at the 2017 Building Inclusivity in Publishing conference.

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