Tuesday, June 05, 2018

The Bookseller

Publishers Association
The Publishers Association (PA) has expressed its disappointment in Brussels' inability to resolve a dispute with the Czech Republic preventing VAT on e-books from being reduced in the European Union.
Black Dog Publishing
Employees of the recently liquidated company Black Dog Publishing are to be awarded compensation for the company's "failure to consult" staff before their dismissal.
Charlotte Hardman
Charlotte Hardman is joining Michael Joseph as publisher for non-fiction.
Peter Mayer
The charismatic and profoundly influential publisher is remembered by Profile Books m.d. Andrew Franklin.
The Muslims
A children's book published by a tiny independent publisher has beaten off competition from authors such as Malala Yousafzai and Gill Lewis to win the Little Rebels Children's Book Award for Radical Fiction.
Kiare Ladner
Picador has pre-empted a “funny, urban, literary” debut from a Curtis Brown student.

Waterstones is to create a pop up bookshop on the Scottish island of Benbecula, which has just 1,300 residents.
Ambulances were reportedly called out to Amazon’s UK warehouses more than 600 times in the last three years.
Coral Rumble
'Mustafa’s Jumper' by Coral Rumble has won this year’s The Caterpillar Poetry Prize, given every year for an unpublished poem written by an adult for children.
The London Magazine
Independent publishers have dominated the shortlist for a new award for debuts from literary periodical The London Magazine.
Dead If You Don't
Peter James’ Dead If You Don’t has ended Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’s record run in the Weekly E-Ranking number one spot, becoming the first new number one in the e-book chart since the second week of February.
Shane Warne
Former Australia cricketer Shane Warne is publishing his autobiography with Ebury Press this autumn, in tandem with Penguin Random House Australia.

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