Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Latest from The Bookseller

Society of Authors
The Society of Authors has demanded the Internet Archive’s Open Library stops lending books "unlawfully" online in the UK, arguing the US practice of Controlled Digital Lending is a breach of copyright.
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley has placed a bid to buy HMV, after the music and film retailer collapsed into administration last month. 
Furet Du Nord
The Furet du Nord chain of bookshops in northern France has confirmed its takeover of the Decitre group, which it describes as its alter-ego in the south-east region of France.
Madeleine Milburn Agency
The Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency is expanding its international rights department with Liane-Louise Smith joining in the newly created role of rights director.
Garth Nix
Gollancz has bought two fantasy novels for adults from Australian author Garth Nix.
Academic Book Week
Banned Academic Books will be the theme of Academic Book Week (#AcBookWeek), which returns in March for a fourth year.

Magdalene Abraha is leaving Bloomsbury to join Jacaranda Publishers in a newly created role as group editorial and marketing manager.
Springer Nature
Springer Nature says it has become the first academic research publisher to sign up to the Time to Change employer pledge to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.
Maura Wilding
Publicist Maura Wilding is joining Orion Publishing Group to be its new communications director after nearly four years of running her own agency, Maura PR & Communications.
Capital Crime
London's new crime and thriller festival Capital Crime is to offer librarians and people on low incomes discounted tickets in an aim to become widely accessible.
The Snowman
An auction of artwork inspired by Raymond Briggs’ classic picture book The Snowman (Penguin Random House Children's) has raised more than £10,000 for a children’s hospice.
The Flower Girls
The marketing campaign for The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts will be Raven Books’ largest to date.

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