Saturday, January 12, 2019

Latest from The Bookseller

Christmas High Street
Independent bookshops enjoyed a bumper end to 2018, with "excellent" Christmas sales, and most are looking ahead with optimism, according to The Bookseller’s Indie Bookshop Christmas Trading Survey.
Stephen Lotinga
The Publishers Association’s second workforce survey has found improvement in the number of women landing leadership roles in UK publishing, as well as a "high" representation of LGBT+ and disabled staff.
Cath Burke
Cath Burke, Sphere Fiction publisher and executive director of Little, Brown’s rights and audio teams, has been promoted to deputy managing director of Little, Brown Book Group.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
It is fitting that our last Weekly E-Book Ranking of 2018 ends with The Tattooist of Auschwitz at the summit. It is the 10th number one for Heather Morris’ début novel, and the sixth in a row.
Bookouture has revealed it is building a third editorial team, with a particular focus on the US market, as part of fresh plans to expand in 2019.
The German book market has been shaken up by a surprise merger between two major bookselling companies.

Europa Editions
Europa Editions has launched a non-fiction imprint, Europa Compass, with the first book coming from French author Antoine Compagnon in May.
Dead Ink
Former Waterstones events manager Jordan Taylor-Jones has joined northern indie Dead Ink in a newly created role following a £66,000 cash injection from the Arts Council.
Sue Armstrong
A revamped structure at C&W sees Sue Armstrong and Sophie Lambert appointed as directors, joining Clare Conville and Jake Smith-Bosanquet, to future-proof the agency against "the thrilling challenges ahead".
The Cut Out Girl
Bart van Es' The Cut Out Girl (Fig Tree) and Tara Westover's Educated (Hutchinson) have been shortlisted for the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize.
Aoife Walsh
Aoife K Walsh has joined New Island Books as a commissioning editor.
Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2019
Authors including Sharlene Teo (Ponti, Picador) Sayaka Murata (Convenience Store Woman, Granta) and Levison Wood (Arabia, Hodder) have been shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards, recognising the best travel writing in the world.

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