Wednesday, March 28, 2018

From The Bookseller

Markus Dohle
Penguin Random House achieved "stable" revenues of €3.4bn in 2017, down 0.1% on previous year's revenues (also €3.4bn), with negative exchange rate effects largely offset by portfolio effects, parent company Bertelsmann has announced.
Blackwell’s is seeing rapid revenue growth spurred on by its multi-channel strategy, with like-for-like sales up 12% to £48.3m for the year to June 2017.
The Beijing International Book Fair announcement that it is to launch a dedicated children’s stream to run alongside its main event has underscored China’s burgeoning power in the international sector.
Arrow has signed world rights to a crime debut by the co-founder of the Chipping Norton Literary Festival ahead of London Book Fair in April.
Eiko Kadono and Igor Oleynikov
Japanese author Eiko Kadono and Russian illustrator Igor Oleynikov have won the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Camryn Garrett
Penguin Random House Children’s has acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights to Full Disclosure, a “powerful” YA novel by 18-year-old debut author Camryn Garrett.

Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood, David Walliams and Jacqueline Wilson are amongst those headlining the Hay Festival, which is set to respond to the world's “urgent need of empathy”, according to organisers.
Jeff Kinney
Penguin Random House Children’s is publishing the 13th book in Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series on 30th October. 
Dylan Thomas Prize
Four debut authors make up the female-dominated shortlist of six for the 10th edition of the Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize which celebrates the "brightest young writers in the world".
Book Marketing Society
The best marketing campaigns for the period September to December 2017 have been revealed by the Book Marketing Society.
Kerry Wilkinson
Kerry Wilkinson has signed a deal to publish three new novels with Bookouture outside the UK, deciding to self-publish the titles in his home market.
British Film Institute
Bloomsbury has been appointed as the publishing partner of the British Film Institute, tasked with developing and managing its publishing programme.

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