Thursday, March 15, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

Stephen Hawking
Transworld's managing director Larry Finlay has paid tribute to "one of the world's greatest thinkers" following the death of Stephen Hawking, aged 76.
Philip Hammond
The Chancellor’s decision to bring business rates revaluations forward by a year is akin to “putting a plaster on a gunshot wound”, according to retail consultant John Webber.
Creative Industries Federation
The Creative Industries Federation has published a report claiming the true value of the UK's creative digital exports, including from the publishing sector, is much higher than originally thought.
Brain Freeze
Tom Fletcher and Shane Devries’ Brain Freeze (Puffin) has eased into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot for a second week running, selling 46,028 copies.
Emma Woolf
The great-niece of Virginia Woolf is to publish her debut novel in July with Three Hares Publishing.
robot in bookshop
Twenty automated bookstores staffed by robots are reportedly expected to open in Beijing later this year, offering a 24-hour-a-day service.

Sara Miller McCune
Sara Miller McCune, founder and executive chairman of Sage Publishing, is to be awarded the London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award 2018. 
Sarah Pakenham
Sarah Pakenham, who announced her resignation from Andersen Press this week, is setting up a new picture book publishing company called Scallywag Press.
The Publishers Association says school textbooks only need to save teachers four and a half minutes a day to pay for themselves, arguing that not buying them to save money is a "false economy".
Borough Press
Borough Press has partnered with the Evening Standard to launch the newspaper’s first podcast series, with 11 original stories about the London Underground from authors such as Lionel Shriver and Joanna Cannon.
Helga Flatland
Orenda Books has signed bestselling Norwegian author Helga Flatland in a pre-empt ahead of London Book Fair.
Making the Americas Modern
Laurence King Publishing is launching a new series of richly-illustrated student titles “placing art within a global geography and opening up new possibilities for interpretation”.

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