Friday, December 21, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

Booksellers are predicting a bumper end to 2018 as the week before Christmas sees strong sales, with Waterstones “sitting very handily”, according to c.e.o. James Daunt as he warned snow could "unravel" a successful month. 
Catholic Truth Society Bookshop
A Catholic bookshop in Westminster is being forced to close after more than 90 years' trading as a result of rising rents.
Bookshops were just one sector of the French economy to suffer from the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protests across France on five consecutive Saturdays between 17th November and 15th December. 
Zadie Smith
Zadie Smith is releasing her very first story collection with Hamish Hamilton next autumn: Grand Union.
Arts Council England
The Society of Authors (SoA) has responded to Arts Council England’s consultation on its future strategy, saying it would like ACE to do more to increase diversity in the arts, secure the future of the library service and ensure that young people from all backgrounds can engage in cultural activity.
Shoot the Book!
The Civil Society of French Language Editors (SCELF) and the Institut Français have teamed up to create a new event, 'Shoot the Book! Rendez-Vous', billed as "the first international meetings corner between publishing and audiovisual in Cannes".

4th Estate
4th Estate’s Jordan Mulligan has made his first acquisition, Scabby Queen, by Scottish author Kirstin Innes.
Jerusalem International Book Forum
Three candidates from the British book trade have been selected as recipients of the 2019 Zev Birger Editorial Fellowships at the new Jerusalem International Book Forum.
Alice Duijser
Alice Duijser has been appointed as VitalSource's managing director for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, replacing John Donovan.

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