Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

Bonnier Publishing
Bonnier Publishing "wrestled with profitability problems" as the result of its rapid growth in 2017, financial accounts revealed a week before its chief executive Richard Johnson's departure.  
Becoming Michelle Obama
Former first lady Michelle Obama’s forthcoming memoir, Becoming, will be published in the UK on 13th November, Penguin Random House has confirmed.
The Barefoot Investor
Scott Pape’s The Barefoot Investor was Australia’s number one title for January 2018, carrying over from topping the overall bestseller charts in both 2017 and 2016.
Philip Jones looks back on "maverick" Richard Johnson's nine years at the helm of Bonnier Publishing. 
Kate Tempest
Picador will publish the "unashamedly personal and intimate" third poetry collection by writer and performer Kate Tempest.
Avon is calling for open submissions for its digital-first publishing list.

Simon & Schuster
Elisa Offord, marketing and publicity director at Simon & Schuster Children’s, has left the company to go freelance after 12 years in the role. 
Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson is stepping down as group chief executive of Bonnier Publishing with immediate effect, after nine years in the role. He is being replaced by Jim Zetterlund, current chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Bonnier Books in Sweden.
Radio 4
Cassell Illustrated has signed a publishing partnership with BBC Radio 4’s "Today" programme, to publish the programme’s first official book along with two others.
The Spy Who Changed the World
William Collins will publish the first book by Cambridge espionage historian Svetlana Lokhova revealing the "greatest pre-war triumph of Stalin’s secret services".
Sam Hawke
Transworld has won two books in a new fantasy series at auction.

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