Saturday, September 08, 2018

Saturday Post

The Department for Education is in consultation with education publishers with a view to introducing a quality assurance or kitemark scheme which would rate teaching resources going into UK schools, The Bookseller can reveal.
Richard Johnson
In a new account of his tenure at Bonnier Publishing, a book called Show Me Your Medals, Richard Johnson defends his record and says it was all part of the "hype".
Annual bookshop campaign Books Are My Bag has unveiled its campaign plans for the autumn, featuring partnerships with National Poetry Day and the Wellcome Collection, and a dedicated flagship event.
Black Thorn Books
Canongate is to launch a new crime fiction imprint called Black Thorn in May 2019.
Profile Books
Profile has posted "healthy" end-of-year results for the financial year ending 31st March 2018, with turnover standing at £11.9m and operating profit at £1.09m.
The Land of Roar
Jenny McLachlan has moved to Egmont for her middle-grade debut, in a six-figure pre-empt.

Wiley saw flat revenue in the first quarter of the fiscal year, ending 31st July, at $410.9m (£317.5m).
Orion has made several promotions within its marketing team, making Sarah Benton executive publisher and Lynsey Sutherland marketing director. 
David Loftus
Bluebird has acquired a "poignant" memoir and "beautiful testimony to brotherhood" from photographer David Loftus.
Alesha Dixon
Scholastic UK has signed two new titles in TV star Alesha Dixon's Lightning Girl series.
Stephen Hawking
John Murray is releasing a special edition of Stephen Hawking's final book Brief Answers to the Big Questions exclusively with independent bookshops. 
Fire HD 8
Amazon has brought out two updated tablet devices: the next generation Fire HD 8 and the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition.

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