Saturday, May 05, 2018

Latest frpm The Bookseller

James Daunt
Daunt: ‘Website and Hub will be investment priorities' 
Investment in the Waterstones’ website, the Hub and growing its related product range are key priorities for the business under its new ownership, chief executive James Daunt has revealed.
The Swedish Academy which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature has confirmed that it plans to postpone this year's award following the sexual assault scandal which has rocked the organisation and led to more than half the 18-strong Academy resigning their posts.
Pearson has reported it is "on track" to return to underlying profit growth in 2018 after its revenue rose 1% in the first quarter.
At the annual general meeting of Hachette’s parent company Lagardère, shareholders refused to appoint the candidates proposed by activist hedge fund Amber Capital and instead re-appointed Xavier de Sarrau as chairman of its supervisory board.
Rob Hart
Transworld has splashed out six figures on a “near future thriller” set in an America addicted to consumerism, following a “hard-fought” 10-way auction.
Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine has rampaged into the Weekly E-Book Ranking top spot for a 11th consecutive week, bringing its tally of number ones to 12 and edging closer to The Girl on the Train’s all-time record of 19.

Vincent Pankoke
HarperCollins has acquired world rights to "landmark publication" Anne Frank: A Cold Case Diary, promising fresh evidence on how the Frank family were discovered.
Be More Pirate
A debut author flyposted Penguin Random House's offices in London's Vauxhall as part of a guerrilla marketing stunt to promote his new book.
Unbound has started a reading club offering benefits such as free e-books, special events and free shipping.
Emma Lazell
Pavilion Books has signed Emma Lazell, who was featured in The Bookseller’s Bologna 2018 Illustrator’s Showcase.
Secrets of the Singer Girls
Kate Thompson’s Second World War factory drama has been optioned for television.
Patrice Lawrence
Author Patrice Lawrence is set to judge a competition, set up by independent publisher Everything With Words, to find a new urban YA novel.


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