Wednesday, March 06, 2019

The Bookseller

Joanne Harris
Joanne Harris has called on publishers to haul online pirates through the courts and set a legal precedent after authors rallied against website Ebooks Bike for allegedly allowing thousands of books to be downloaded for free.
Children Reading
The number of children and young people who read every day and the percentage of those who read for pleasure have declined, according to research carried out by the National Literacy Trust for World Book Day.
Pete Townshend
Coronet has scooped the "magnum opus" debut novel by rock star Pete Townshend, which he is also developing into an opera.
JS Group
JS Group has reported a growth in its Aspire revenue as the academic bookselling group reaffirms the “transitioning and re-positioning of the business.”
Jojo Moyes
Michael Joseph will publish the new standalone novel from Jojo Moyes, The Giver of Stars, in October.
Liz Fielding
Liz Fielding has been presented with the Romantic Novelists' Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award. 

Jeffrey Archer
Macmillan has snapped up the first four books in a planned eight-part series of novels by Jeffrey Archer.
Springer Nature
Springer Nature has said there is "more to do" after reporting a mixed bag of figures in its latest gender pay gap disclosures for UK employees.
Kathryn Taussig
Bookouture has promoted Kathryn Taussig to publishing director with responsibility for recruiting and leading a new US-focused team.
Usborne has acquired the “hilarious, touching and wise” debut fiction novel by Jenny Pearson in an “intense and heated” eight-way auction.
Jasper Joffe
Indie publisher Joffe Books has acquired the 350-strong Robert Hale crime and general fiction list from the Crowood Press.
Penguin Random House UK
Authors from across the PRH UK list will deliver a series of free events and talks to entrepreneurial members of shared workspace company WeWork in a new partnership called We Read the Future

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