Thursday, February 15, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

Ernest Hecht
Ernest Hecht OBE, founder and publisher of Souvenir Press, has died at the age of 88.
Black Dog Publishing
The assets of Black Dog Publishing and sister company Artifice Books, recently gone into liquidiation, have been bought by St James’s House Media Group.
Gail Honeyman
Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (HarperCollins) has soared into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 29,442 copies for £170,329.
Thirteen Reasons Why
US children’s author Jay Asher and illustrator David Diaz have been expelled from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) because of allegations about sexual harassment.
University press publishers have challenged the head of research policy at funder HEFCE over plans to require all monographs to be published Open Access to be eligible for the 2027 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Bev Thomas
Faber has won a "dark and gripping" debut exploring the complex dynamic between a patient and a therapist after a five-way heated auction.

Samuel French Bookshop
Theatre bookshop Samuel French has found a new home in the Royal Court theatre a year after rent hikes forced it to close.
Juno Dawson
Little Tiger imprint Stripes is launching a new YA anthology of short stories and poetry by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer plus (LGBTQ+) authors.
Amazon has reportedly revealed it will axe a "small" number of roles and has not ruled out cutting jobs in the UK.
Frances Pinter
Knowledge Unlatched founder Frances Pinter has been named winner of the first University Press Redux Award.
Jacqueline Wilson
Jacqueline Wilson has helped launch a campaign for Book Aid International celebrating the power of books.
Penguin Life is publishing a guide to giving up plastic from Greenpeace UK’s head of oceans.

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