Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Latest from THe Bookseller including Waterstones to open five shops before Christmas

Waterstones is to open five new bookshops before Christmas – with three named after the area they are based in the spirit of an independent bookshop.
Pearson has agreed to sell its English language business Wall Street English (WSE) to a group of funds affiliated with Baring Private Equity Asia and CITIC Capital for $300 (£225m).
Amazon warehouse
"Exhausted" staff at Amazon are being taken away in ambulances and falling asleep on their feet due to intense pressure to meet warehouse targets, an investigation by the Mirror has claimed.
Amelia Edwards
The founding art director of Walker Books, Amelia Edwards, who helped create Five Minutes’ Peace and Owl Babies, has died.
BBC Books will publish BBC presenter Stacey Dooley’s debut about "extraordinary women".
Tom Weldon
Penguin Random House chief executive Tom Weldon has urged the industry to respond to the "really urgent commercial imperative" of reflecting working class experiences in books.

The Midnight Line by Lee Child
Lee Child’s The Midnight Line has easily topped the Weekly E-Book Ranking, shunting last week’s pole, Michael Connelly’s Two Kinds of Truth, down to fourth.
Jacqueline Wilson
Dame Jacqueline Wilson has won the Special Award for her “outstanding contribution to children’s media” at the British Academy Children’s Awards.
Lily Pebbles
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a "personal celebration" of female friendship by lifestyle content creator Lily Pebbles.
Customers nominating The Book Case in Hebden Bridge, One Tree Books in Petersfield and Waterstones in Guildford have won prizes as part of the Books are My Bag #OneInAMillion competition.
Keith Stuart
Sphere has signed two more books by Keith Stuart, bestselling author of A Boy Made of Blocks (Sphere).
Manchester Writing Competition
An 86-year-old former Town Hall clerk and an organiser of the Milton Keynes Festival are among those shortlisted in the Manchester Writing Competition.

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