Saturday, April 08, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Charlie Redmayne
HarperCollins UK saw its sales fall in its past financial year, but profits improved, with c.e.o. Charlie Redmayne determined to grow the business again.
Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House has acquired publisher Ediciones B to become part of its Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial division in Spain and Latin America to help it grow in the "strategically important" Spanish-speaking markets. 
Orla Kiely
Irish fashion designer Orla Kiely and The Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler have designed the adult and children’s tote bags respectively for this year’s Books Are My Bag (BAMB) campaign.
Rathbones Folio Prize
Four works of non-fiction, including Hisham Matar's award-winning biography The Return (Viking), have been shortlisted for the £20,000 Rathbones Folio Prize.
Joe Biden
Former US vice president Joe Biden and his wife Jill have struck a publishing deal with Macmillan US. 
De Gruyter
Scholarly publisher De Gruyter and a number of university presses are involved in a joint initiative to offer free content on topical issues such as immigration, ethics, climate change and Islamic studies.

John Murray
John Murray publisher Mark Richards has pre-empted a novel about a "psychopathic but glamorous and alluring" Russian assassin, Codename Villanelle, by Luke Jennings.
HarperCollins India
HarperCollins Publishers India is to grant "pawternity leave" to employees who are adopting pets.
Atlantic Books
Atlantic is to publish Trenton Makes, the debut novel by reviewer and essayist Tadzio Koelb.
Self-published authors are being encouraged to submit to this year’s The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, along with traditionally-published writers.

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