Thursday, June 07, 2018

The Bookseller

The purchase of Waterstones by Elliott Advisors has now completed.
Carolyn Bresh
Days after Marcus Leaver's resignation as chief executive of illustrated publisher Quarto, the company's chief financial officer Carolyn Bresh has now resigned with immediate effect. 
David Walliams
David Walliams has completed a hat-trick with the third volume of his short story collections, The World’s Worst Children 3 (HarperCollins Children's), scoring the UK Official Top 50 number one.
Anna Derkacz
Anna Derkacz has been promoted to HarperCollins UK group sales director with immediate effect, joining the company's executive committee.
The Society of Chief Librarians has agreed to partner with CILIP, the library and information association, to develop an ethical framework regarding commercial partnerships following the fallout from its controversial deal with the Home Office.
W H Smith Travel
Sales in W H Smith's travel business rose by 8% in the last quarter, although High Street revenue dipped marginally.

Matt Haig
Canongate is to republish five adult fiction titles from Matt Haig’s backlist this June with a new series design.
Fuck Yeah, Video Games
A gaming memoir by Daniel Hardcastle has set a new record on crowdfunding publisher Unbound's website - reaching 100% of its funding target within just 15 minutes.
‘Plastic’ is this year’s Children’s Word of the Year, according to Oxford University Press, which has analysed the short stories submitted to BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words competition.
Faber Andlyn BAME Prize 2018
Reba Khatun and Yu-Hua Lo are this year’s winners of the Faber Andlyn BAME (FAB) Prize for undiscovered writers and illustrators.
Nicola Hill
Bloomsbury has appointed Nicola Hill to the newly created role of group director for consumer marketing and publicity.
Patricia Gibney
Bookouture author Patricia Gibney has sold over one million copies of her Detective Lottie Parker series of psychological thrillers in just over a year, the publisher has said.

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