Friday, February 23, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

Simon & Schuster UK saw a rise in sales and profit in 2017, driven by a "significant" increase in print and downloadable audio book sales, the firm has revealed.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2
The company behind the Rebel Girls series is already planning a second print run for book two, due for release next week, following “unprecedented demand” for the title, a spokesperson has told The Bookseller.
Zoe Sugg
Zoe Sugg, known as YouTube personality Zoella, has moved to Hodder & Stoughton for her first non-fiction book after the publisher won rights at auction.
Father reading to son
Only 51% of pre-school children are read to on a daily basis, a “steep decline” from 69% five years ago, Egmont Publishing has revealed.
Kit de Waal
Kit de Waal's anthology Common People, providing a platform for new working class writers, is now fully crowd-funded for publication with Unbound. 
Nick East
Hachette Children’s Group has signed a seven-book deal with author and illustrator Nick East.

International Prize for Arabic Fiction
Two debut novels are battling it out on the shortlist for the $50,000 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, including one soon to be published by Oneworld.
Jean-Manuel Bourgois
French publisher Jean-Manuel Bourgois has died aged 78.
Consider Phlebas
Amazon will adapt the late Scottish author Iain M Banks’ acclaimed space opera Consider Phlebas 30 years after it was first published.
Teens Reading
A new report from Renaissance Learning suggests the reading comprehension of secondary school pupils is falling below that of primary school children because teenagers are not reading challenging enough books.
Trevor Dolby
Trevor Dolby has joined creative management agency Toby Mundy Associates (TMA) following his retirement as publisher at Penguin Random House imprint Preface last year.
Fiona Crosby
Fiona Crosby, commissioning editor at Michael Joseph, is joining Headline to become senior commissioning editor for non-fiction.

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