Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Bookseller

Book of Dust
Philip Pullman’s La Belle Sauvage (Penguin and David Fickling), the first title in his His Dark Materials “equel” The Book of Dust, has crashed into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.
Gardners Books has seen its annual turnover soar 30% as the wholesaler grows into more of a “global business”.
Brian A Napack
Putting customer needs at the heart of your thinking, and letting that drive the change, and pace of change, in your business is the number one lesson for an academic publisher as it navigates the digital transition, according to Brian A Napack, the newly appointed president and c.e.o. of John Wiley.
Small Print Books
A new children’s bookshop Small Print Books has opened in London's Forest Hill and took £2,300 on its opening day.
These are the first pictures of the new 3,000 sq ft Blackwell’s store in Westgate Shopping Centre in Oxford.
Bloomsbury has scored twice on the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award shortlist, vying against fellow indies Biteback Publishing and Axis Projects, as well as Simon & Schuster and Transworld.

Lauren Groff
William Heinemann has bought two books by New York Times bestselling novelist Lauren Groff.
Sharjah International Book Fair
The UK will be the guest of honour at the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) next month.
David Dilger
Irish retailer Eason has appointed David Dilger as non-executive director and chairman of the board.
Kindle App
Amazon has launched a new Kindle app designed to encourage more people to read e-books on their mobile phones.


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