Friday, May 04, 2018

From The Bookseller

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An activist hedge fund is reportedly proposing a shake-up to Hachette's parent company, the Lagardère Group, arguing its supervisory board is not sufficiently "independent" to hold the management’s strategy to account.
Springer Nature
Springer Nature, which places a strong emphasis on its Open Access and Open Research publishing, has been forced to defend its position after researchers in the Artificial Intelligence field vowed to boycott a new journal which is not being published OA.
Søren Sveistrup
Michael Joseph has snapped up the debut novel from "The Killing" creator Søren Sveistrup following a nine-publisher auction.
Malala's Magic Pencil
Malala shortlisted for Little Rebels Award
The debut picture book by campaigner Malala Yousafzai is one of eight titles in the running for this year’s Little Rebels Award, which promotes children’s books that celebrate social justice.
Diana Broccardo
Profile Books has promoted sales and marketing director Diana Broccardo to commercial director.
Paolo Coehlo
Books by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho are being developed for a TV drama series, the first TV adaptation of his work.


Magdalene Skipper
Dr Magdalena Skipper, currently editor-in-chief at Nature Communications, has been given the editor-in-chief role at flagship journal Nature, becoming its first woman editor.
Sarah J Harris
HarperFiction is releasing its first podcast today, featuring one of its key debuts for this year The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J Harris.
John Murray is publishing Michael Hughes' "vivid, funny and brutal" reimagining of Homer's Iliad, set at the end of the Troubles in Northern Ireland in the mid-1990s.
Tory Lyne Pirkis
Independent publishing and arts PR agency Midas PR has appointed Tory Lyne Pirkis as a director following 10 years at the company.
Bookouture has signed two four-book contracts with Kindle bestsellers Shalini Boland and Carol Wyer.
Amazon is to create a new fulfilment centre in South West Sydney to bolster its expansion into Australia.

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