Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Christmas Bookshop
Footfall into bookshops is down year-on-year in December, retailers have reported, but traders are holding their nerve, hopeful for a rush of sales in the last week to go before Christmas.
Lion Hudson
The 37 staff who were made redundant by Lion Hudson PLC in January have been awarded a payout after the company failed to properly consult with them before they were dismissed.
Moon Tiger
Penguin Random House is launching a new exhibition to showcase 100 "iconic, deliberately bold and thought-provoking" cover designs of its modern classics.
Merle Nygate
Merle Nygate has won the inaugural Little, Brown Award for crime fiction at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Christmas Books
German booksellers are hoping for a shopping frenzy in the final run-up to Christmas to salvage an otherwise disappointing year.
Bad Dad
David Walliams’ Bad Dad (HarperCollins) has topped the list of books children would most like to find under the Christmas tree, according to an Amazon UK survey.

French Flag
The French Competition Authority has authorised the takeover of La Martinière Groupe by Media Participations, which will create the third largest book publisher in France after Hachette Livre and Editis.
Amanda Robson
HarperCollins Publishers has acquired world rights in two new novels from author Amanda Robson.
HE Academy
A long-anticipated merger between the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) has been confirmed.
Deborah Hewitt
Pan Macmillan has acquired Deborah Hewitt’s The Nightjar, a book for adult readers infused with magical adventure and Finnish mythology.
Natasha Lester
Sphere is publishing Australian author Natasha Lester in the UK after acquiring four of her historical fiction novels.
Walden of Bermondsey
A former judge's collection of satirical short stories, entitled Walden of Bermondsey, has been optioned for television by Revelation Content and Media Limited.

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