Saturday, November 11, 2017

Publishers Lunch

Today's Meal

News Corp. reported fiscal first quarter results through the end of September, with sales at HarperCollins rebounding by 3 percent, to $401 million. While ahead of last year's $389 million, it's still behind their $409 million in fiscal 2016 and $406 million in fiscal 2015. EBITDA rose by $2 million, to $50 million in the quarter. The gains were "primarily due to the continued popularity of Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson." Digital sales grew 6 percent, driven "by growth in downloadable audio sales."
Chad Felix will join Grove/Atlantic as digital marketing manager. Previously he was director of library and academic marketing at Melville House.

At The Experiment,
Nicholas Cizek has been promoted to senior editor, while Liana Willis moves up to assistant editor.

Kim-Mei Kirtland has been promoted to full agent at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.

Faber & Faber digital and new business director Henry Volans is leaving the company on November 17 to work for the Foreign Office

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