Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

Sarah Perry
Fiction continued its print sales recovery in 2017, which was its third consecutive year of growth. However, the category, like the TCM as a whole, sorely missed a breakout bestseller.
Stephen Fry
Though specific download figures are not available, all signs point to a growing audio download market—and it’s one dominated by the vocals of Stephen Fry. However, its physical counterpart has hit an all-time low.
Creative Industries Federation
The creative industries sector is anxious it is being "sidelined" as Brexit negotiations continue, according to a new report published by the Creative Industries Federation.
Mary Beard
According to The Bookseller's analysis of sales through Nielsen BookScan, the sub-categories that fluctuated most in 2017 were a reflection of the coming and going of industry fads, including parodies and adult colouring books.
Michael Morpurgo
Bestselling author Michael Morpurgo and illustrator Jim Field are working on a new Christmas picture book for Egmont.
Kobo's parent company Rakuten has struck a "strategic alliance" with Walmart which will see the e-book retailer broaden its customer base in the US.

Society of Authors’ president Philip Pullman has presented Sarah Woods with the Tinniswood Award and Adam Usden with the Imison Award at the BBC’s Audio Drama Awards.
Creative Access
Diversity social enterprise Creative Access has placed its 800th intern.
Matt Cain
The publication date of journalist Matt Cain’s The Madonna of Bolton has been brought forward by Unbound due to the support it has received by crowdfunders.
Lounge Marketing
Lounge Books founder Sam Missingham, formerly digital project manager at HarperCollins, is launching a book marketing service for authors called Lounge Marketing.
Amazon centre
Amazon's new fulfilment centre in Rugby will create 400 new jobs, the e-tailer has said.
The Scandi Sense Diet
Mitchell Beazley has acquired The Scandi Sense Diet, a book devised by Danish entrepreneur Suzy Wengel to "lose weight and keep it off".

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