Friday, March 30, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

Quarto Group
The Quarto Group's sales declined marginally by 1.4% to £152.5m last year, however, its operating profits plunged 58% to £7.2m.
Booksellers Blackwell’s and W H Smith have revealed their gender pay gap data, both beating the national median average.
Gail Rebuck
Thirty high-profile former members of Women in Publishing reflect on how the group empowered women in the industry in the 1970s and '80s in an oral history being made available at the British Library.
Gender Equality
Academic publishers Taylor & Francis (T&F), Wiley, SAGE and Cambridge University Press have published their gender pay gap data, with all showing pay gaps in favour of men, particularly in bonus payments.
Men earn a median average of 17.2% more than women at Bloomsbury, and a mean average of 23.3% more.
Michael Morpurgo
A host of authors, illustrators and publishers feature on our pictures round-up of this year's Bologna Children's Book Fair, including Michael Morpurgo, Sarah McIntyre and Kori Song.

Jay Bernard
Jay Bernard has won the £5,000 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry for Surge: Side A (Speaking Volumes).
Bedford Sq
The Society of Authors (SoA) is moving from South Kensington back to Bloomsbury in London, "to usher in a new era".
Leona Deakin
Transworld has acquired a debut thriller, Mind Games, by Penguin Random House Writer’s Academy graduate Leona Deakin. 
Big Green Bookshop
The Big Green Bookshop has helped raise funds to get a copy of nature anthology The Lost Words (Hamish Hamilton) into every school in Haringey.
Zoje Stage
Transworld has pre-empted a "tense" debut, Bad Apple by Zoje Stage, which the publisher says takes domestic suspense "to a whole new level".
Pay Gap
As more publishers and booksellers release their gender pay gap data, we are keen to hear your thoughts on the figures being revealed.

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