Saturday, May 26, 2018

From The Bookseller

Urban Express
Foyles has struck a "significant" strategic partnership with a global travel retail group, which could see the roll-out of a national presence for the London-based bookseller.
Marcus Leaver
Marcus Leaver has resigned as chief executive from the Quarto Group with immediate effect.
BA Diversity Logo
The Booksellers Association has unveiled a raft of measures to improve diversity in bookselling, including handing out £50,000 worth of grants to bookshops.
Publishers are urging the UK government to support measures that would allow VAT to be removed on e-books, audiobooks and online newspaper and magazine subscriptions in the UK.
Susanna Wadeson
Transworld's Susanna Wadeson has been promoted to publishing director, head of non-fiction, taking over the leadership of the company’s non-fiction team.
Simon Mayo
Simon Mayo is to launch his own fortnightly book club, following the ending of his popular BBC Radio 2 book club last month.

Golden Man Booker Prize
Retailers and libraries have revealed their plans to support the Golden Man Booker Prize, a one-off award crowning a winner among winners after five decades of the prize.
Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Kit de Waal are fronting a new feminist teen YA series from Hachette Children’s Group, called Bellatrix.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
While Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine vacated its print number one in the week this chart covers, Gail Honeyman is nowhere near done in the Weekly E-Book Ranking: The British Book Awards’ Book of the Year notched up a 15th week as the e-book number one.
Nadiya Hussain
Hodder Children’s is to publish My Monster and Me, a debut picture book from Nadiya Hussain and illustrator Ella Bailey in September.
James Comey
Former FBI director James Comey, author of Trump exposé A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, is coming to London for an exclusive UK event in June. 

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