Friday, December 22, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Connect Books
Private equity firm Aurelius has bought wholesaler and distributor Connect Books from distribution company the Connect Group for £11.6m.
Julia Kingsford and Nikesh Shukla
Nikesh Shukla and Julia Kingsford's new literary agency, The Good Agency, dedicated to championing under-represented voices in publishing, is receiving a grant for over half a million pounds from Arts Council England. 
Amazon bookshop
The announcement that Amazon is getting closer to opening physical stores in Germany has put a dampener on the Christmas spirit among many booksellers and retailers in general.
Waterstones in Aberdeen is to move to a new premises in the Bon Accord shopping centre in spring 2018.
Scout Press
Scout Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster US, will publish the debut short story collection of Kristen Roupenian, the author of "Cat Person" in America.
The Borough Press
The Borough Press is publishing a short story collection inspired by Wuthering Heights, to be edited by Kate Mosse.

J R R Tolkien
The Bodleian Libraries in Oxford are unveiling a series of previously unseen letters that J R R Tolkien wrote to his children “from Father Christmas” every winter for 23 years.

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