Saturday, November 11, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller including Hodder bags Borough Market cookbook in eight-way auction

Just over half of the 388 respondents to The Bookseller’s survey on sexual harassment within the book industry said they have experienced harassment, with 54% of women and 34% of men stating that they had suffered abuse.
Worldwide revenues at HarperCollins have grown by $12m (£9.13m) to $401m (£305.24m) for the first quarter of 2017, with digital sales increasing 6% due to growth in audiobook sales.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Niantic Labs, the creator of free-to-download augmented reality game Pokemon Go, is to launch a new game based on Harry Potter in conjunction with Warner Bros.
Moz the Monster
Nosy Crow has created a children’s picture book based on this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert: Moz The Monster, which is published today to coincide with the ad's launch.
Henry Volans
Faber's digital and new business director Henry Volans will be leaving the company to take up a position as a diplomat at the Foreign Office.
Hodder is publishing The Borough Market Cookbook following a "competitive" eight-way auction.

English PEN
Books from 15 countries have received PEN Translates awards in the latest round of grants for translation, with Ros Schwartz, co-chair of the award panel, saying publishers are becoming "increasingly adventurous" in their choices.
Helen Hughes
Irish independent publisher Tramp Press is expanding its presence in the UK and has appointed Helen Hughes as head of UK development.
Octopus imprint Mitchell Beazley has acquired the first cookbook from Greek restaurant MAZI which will "present a collection of authentic Greek recipes with a modern twist".
Kid Normal
Kid Normal by Greg James and Chris Smith (Bloomsbury Children's) has been chosen as 2018 Young City Read for children across Brighton & Hove and "beyond".

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