Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller, including Pitkin rushes out book on Harry and Meghan

Atlantic Books
Atlantic’s revenue dropped in 2016 following a 20% slump in e-book sales, but the indie publisher’s managing director has said the firm is on course to make a profit this year for the first time since 2009.
Relentless cuts to the public library service are turning the sector into a “war zone” and making it difficult to recruit staff, figures across the library and information profession have heard.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Pavilion Books imprint Pitkin is rushing out a book about Prince Harry's engagement to American actress Meghan Markle: Harry & Meghan: A Royal Engagement. 
Greater commitment is needed from the government to support the continued growth of the creative industries in the UK, the Creative Industries Federation (CIF) has said following the release of the industrial strategy white paper.
Gary Maclean
Gary Maclean, champion of "MasterChef: The Professionals 2016" is to publish his first cookbook Gary Maclean: Kitchen Essentials with Scottish indie Black & White Publishing.
Pan Macmillan
Pan Macmillan is launching the next season of its Twitter book club with a new partner, Falkirk Community Trust Libraries, during Book Week Scotland.  

Ali Novak
Komixx has secured worldwide rights to Wattpad “sensation” Ali Novak’s My Life with the Walter Boys.
The Vagina Monologues
Virago will publish the 20th anniversary edition of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues with exclusive new material, accompanied by a fundraising performance from Hachette staff.
Orion Spring
Wellbeing imprint Orion Spring is publishing a book about the oral contraceptive pill. 
Sabrina Cohen-Hatton
Kudos has pre-emptively acquired the TV rights to female firefighter Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton's memoir, Through the Fire, which Transworld bagged rights to publish in a "substantial" pre-empt last month. 
Kingsley Amis
MI5 monitored author Kingsley Amis after an intercepted letter described him as a “very promising” member of the Communist Party while at Oxford, according to the Telegraph.
Le Seuil
Olivier Bétourné, chairman and c.e.o. of French publisher Le Seuil, is handing over the post next April to Hugues Jallon.


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