Friday, September 14, 2018

Publishers Lunch

European Parliament
The Publishers Association, the Booksellers Association and the Society of Authors have all welcomed the European Parliament's vote in favour of the new draft copyright directive, but concerns have been expressed that the UK could leave the EU before the directive becomes law.
Mandy Archer
Bloomsbury Children’s Books has hired Mandy Archer to head up its Harry Potter publishing team.
Full Disclosure
A tell-all memoir from adult film star Stormy Daniels, who is alleged to have had an affair with Donald Trump, is to be published next month.
Dan Fogler
Audible UK will this November release an audiobook that goes behind the scenes of the Fantastic Beasts film franchise, featuring interviews with Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law and more.
Kate Milner
Kate Milner, a former librarian, has won this year’s Klaus Flugge Prize for the most exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration.
Pinch of Nom holding cover
Bluebird has pre-empted world rights to a cookbook from the founders of, a leading food and slimming blog with an online community of 1.5 million.

Gmorning, Gnight!
Headline has acquired Gmorning, Gnight!, a book sharing the best motivational pep talks from the creator of the musical "Hamilton", Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Egmont has pledged a "significant" six-figure investment in marketing and PR for Laura Ellen Anderson’s Amelia Fang series in 2019.
Jim Johnston
James Johnston has been promoted to chief financial officer (c.f.o) of Penguin Random House, in a dual US and global role.
Sophie Mackintosh
Man Booker-longlisted Sophie Mackintosh is one of the six winners of Gladstone’s Library’s writers in residence award, along with Sarah Day and Emily Morris.
Julia Donaldson
The Federation of Children’s Book Groups (FCBG) is hosting three former children’s laureates at an event in Birmingham to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

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