Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Bookseller

Blackwell’s is to open a new 3,000 sq ft store in the new Westgate Shopping Centre in Oxford tomorrow (24th October), with a "completely different" format designed to broaden its customer base. 
A survey conducted by Digital Science's data management company Figshare has found "strong signals that open data is becoming more embedded" with researchers.
Sam Fisher
Salt has acquired the debut novel from Bookseller rising star and co-founder of Burley Fisher Books, Sam Fisher.
Library Shelves
Campaign group Voices for the Library is to disband due to the pressures of the workload on its members.
The parliament of the French-speaking Wallonia-Brussels region of Belgium adopted a decree last week to allow publishers, authors or importers to fix the retail prices for print and e-books starting on 1st January.
The Book Hive
Independent bookshop The Book Hive has partnered with a local coffee shop and launched a new weekly "detox reading" event called Page Against the Machine designed to encourage more customers to pick up a book.

Monty Don
John Murray imprint Two Roads has struck a three book deal with Monty Don.
More than 50 speakers from across the publishing, retail and entertainment industries will address delegates at December’s FutureBook Conference. 
Carel Halff
In a surprise move, Bastei Lübbe has named Carel Halff as the new c.e.o. and successor of Thomas Schirack, who left the German trade publishing group abruptly in mid-September.
Twenty-one libraries in Northamptonshire are at risk of becoming community managed as part of new proposals to make £10m worth of cuts.
Lamorna Ash
Bloomsbury is to publish the story of life in a Cornish fishing village by new writer Lamorna Ash, after a fortuitous reading of an article in the Times Literary Supplement.
Dialogue Books
Translator and former Granta publicist Saskia Vogel’s debut I Am a Pornographer has secured a flurry of deals in the UK, Sweden and Spain.

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