Sunday, February 25, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

The British Book Awards 2018
A bumper crop of Britain and Ireland’s best independent bookshops are bucking the market trend, achieving double-digit sales rises in 2017.
Pearson has returned to profit a year after posting its biggest ever loss, at the same time as announcing it is putting its K12 school courseware business up for sale.
Meryl Halls
The Booksellers Association (BA) now has its largest membership since records began with over 5,000 members.
Anthony Forbes Watson
Pan Macmillan has launched a competition for seven independent booksellers across the UK and Ireland to celebrate the 175th anniversary of parent company Macmillan.
Sally Magnusson
The book trade is a “custodian of empathy” and plays a vital part in reminding the world of the universality of the human condition, writer and broadcaster Sally Magnusson has said.
Kate Wilson
Nosy Crow will be the only publisher included on this year’s Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100, which celebrates small and medium-sized companies with fast-growing international sales.

Bologna Book Fair
The Bookseller is to run an Illustrators’ Showcase at this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair devoted to displaying the art-work of new illustrators. 
Sally Rooney
Faber has revealed the details of Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Sally Rooney’s eagerly anticipated second novel, "an exquisite love story" exploring themes of domination, legitimacy and privilege.
Indie Bookshop
Trade figures have expressed their excitement about the imminent launch of the Independent Bookshop Alliance, with hopes it will bring retailers and publishers closer together.
Elaine Egan
Hachette Ireland has expanded its team, with Elaine Egan moving from her position at Orion into the newly-created role of group PR and communications manager at the firm.
Vanessa Lafaye
HarperCollins has bought a novella about Ebenezer Scrooge's ghostly business partner, Jacob Marley, and his sister.
Melvyn Burgess
Melvin Burgess is set to release a YA novel about a girl who discovers she has the powers of a witch this August.

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