Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

JS Group
Online sales at the JS Group grew last year as students increasingly turn to online shopping to buy their books.
Quarto has made five roles redundant from the foreign rights team based in its Brighton office.
Mostly Lit
Books and pop-culture podcast, Mostly Lit, has teamed up with Waterstones on a year-long partnership to create a new series of events and online content for the bookseller.
Bloomsbury is to publish an “urgent” and “unapologetically radical” book on sexual consent, rape culture and the power of desire by writer and journalist Laurie Penny.
Donald Trump
The Trump administration has again proposed to eliminate funding for the National Endowments for the Arts (NEA) and Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood has teamed up with Audible to adapt her first graphic novel, Angel Catbird, into an audio drama.

Virago has pre-empted an "extraordinary" story of Jewish women resistance fighters that has already been preemptively optioned for film by Steven Spielberg's agency for DreamWorks Pictures.
Richard Charkin
Bloomsbury executive director Richard Charkin says the world’s biggest tech companies need educating about the importance of copyright, and that publishers must talk to them and not "just to each other".
Jacaranda Books
Jacaranda Books, in partnership with Words of Colour Productions, has launched an initiative to publish 20 Black British writers in the year 2020 across adult fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Nina Power
Penguin Press has pre-empted a title on male desire, called What Do Men Want? 
Klaus Flagge Prize
The organisers of the Klaus Flugge Prize for newcomers in children’s book illustration have shortlisted 15 artists for this year’s award, including three who have books out with Walker.
Bruce Daisley
Twitter's European vice-president, Bruce Daisley, is publishing a book with Penguin Random House offering his insights for "redesigning" the world of work.

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