Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Latest News from The Bookseller

Charlie Redmayne
The Big Four publishers claimed less of the overall market in 2017 than in previous years, with HarperCollins its biggest grower.
Connect Books
Private equity firm Aurelius has said it is backing out of its agreement to buy Connect Books because it can see “no way of financing this transaction”.
2017 review
The Bookseller has conducted analysis of the sales of Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette and Pan Macmillan through Nielsen BookScan.
Big Green Bookshop
The Big Green Bookshop has received a "fantastic" response to its proposal for an independent bookshop alliance, with over 90 expressing interest since the idea was first mooted.
Freight Books’ authors have been told to buy back their stock or face it being pulped after creditors have revealed the company’s debt is estimated to be £160,000.
Stephen Page
The Bookseller has conducted an analysis of how independent publishers fared last year through Nielsen BookScan sales, with some of the smaller parts of the Faber-led Independent Alliance collective enjoying the best year-on-year boosts in 2017.

Deadly Letter
Author Mary Hoffman and her publisher Barrington Stoke have hit back against a complaint about a children's book about racism which uses offensive language.
Antony Beevor
Author Sir Antony Beevor has called for an apology following a ban of his book, Stalingrad (Penguin) in Ukraine, branding its prohibition "utterly outrageous". 
Michael Wood
Simon & Schuster UK has bought a book about China by author and TV presenter Michael Wood following an auction.
The writer and broadcaster Bidisha will chair the jury of the Forward Prizes for Poetry.
The Booksellers Association and Society of Authors have collaborated on a guide advising authors how to get their books stocked in high street bookshops.
Egmont will next September publish a picture book adaptation of L Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, retold by Sam Hey and illustrated by Meg McLaren.

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