Friday, April 12, 2019

Latest from The Bookseller

W H Smith Travel
W H Smith plans to cull its backlist and build areas of growth such as children's and lighter readers with a "forensic store by store focus on space management to optimise the returns from core categories".
Helena Morrisey
Dame Helena Morrissey challenged trade leaders over key aspects of their diversity strategies, as the Publishers Association's new president Peter Phillips laid out his aims for the year.
David Cameron
HarperCollins insists it will publish David Cameron's memoir this autumn as planned, amid reports the former prime minister is pushing back publication due to a promise he made to Theresa May.
High Street
A record number of shops closed in Britain last year with 16 stores closing a day, but bookshops are bucking the trend. 
Jeanette Winterson
The "boomerang" nature of time was discussed at the Vintage for Change evening, along with teen revolution and the sensibilities of sexbots, as Jeanette Winterson and six other authors considered the “turbulent times” of present day.
Cambridge University Press has entered into a three-year transformative agreement with the University of California (UC), in what is said to be UC's first such partnership with a major publisher.

Bertelsmann plans to close its Nuremberg printing site by April 2021, and has begun immediate talks with employee representatives, with around 670 permanent staffers and 250 contract workers affected.
Grazia has run its last dedicated books page, 'Shelf Life', under books editor Alexandra Heminsley, after a redesign.
Jasmine Richards
Jasmine Richards, formerly a publisher at Oxford University Press (OUP), has launched a fiction development company to create inclusive stories for children.
Katie Price
The Roald Dahl Story Company has hired Katie Price, currently director of licensing at Hachette Children’s Group, as its new head of books.
Gavin Thurston
Seven Dials has scooped the “extraordinary” memoir of veteran "Our Planet" and "Blue Planet 2" filmmaker Gavin Thurston, with a foreword by Sir David Attenborough.

Headline Home has snapped-up a cookbook by chef and YouTuber Ian Haste at auction, featuring recipes based on weekly shopping lists.

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