Monday, June 04, 2018

The Bookseller

Thinking, Fast and Slow
A dramatic shift is under way in the non-fiction market with "more intelligent" titles on the rise, partially the result of the continuing wane of the celebrity market.
Sharon Parker
Sharon Parker, Bonnier Publishing's group chief operating officer, is stepping down from her role after 20 years with the company.
After the Fire
Will Hill has won The Bookseller’s YA Book Prize 2018 with his "engrossing, brilliantly realised" novel inspired by the Waco siege, After the Fire (Usborne Publishing).
DK Eyewitness
DK has redesigned its Eyewitness travel guides after research revealed that travellers are putting more faith in printed products despite the proliferation of online guides.
Markus Dohle
Association of American Publishers president Maria Pallante, moderating a friendly c.e.o. roundtable featuring three members of her board of directors – Penguin Random House’s Markus Dohle, S&S’s Carolyn Reidy, and Macmillan’s John Sargent - began by asking how markets are evolving.
Agora Books
Literary agency Peters Fraser + Dunlop is to rebrand its e-book list Ipso Books as Agora Books, and will look to expand its digital output with commercial frontlist titles.

Child Reading
Margaret Atwood discusses The Handmaid's Tale, Dara Ó Briain performs his new stand-up show and Will Hill is crowned the YA Book Prize champion in our pictures round-up of the 2018 Hay Festival.  
Tim Peake
New Tim Peake and ESA books to hit shelves this autumn
Penguin Random House imprint Century is to publish two new books from astronaut Tim Peake and The European Space Agency this autumn.
Nick Coveney
Nick Coveney, former digital innovation director at HarperCollins, is set to join Kobo as publisher relations and content lead for the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Claire Grist Taylor
Quiller Publishing has appointed Clare Grist Taylor to the role of publisher.
Publishers Association
The Publishers Association has recommended that the government makes funding for textbooks a priority.
David M Barnett
Trapeze has signed two more books from David M Barnett, including a "funny, heartfelt and ultimately uplifting" novel set in the 1990s.


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