Thursday, July 06, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Quarto Group
The Quarto Group has issued a profit warning, admitting its original guidance for 2017 and beyond had been "set too high".
Betrayal by Martina Cole
Martina Cole's Betrayal (Headline) has swiped the UK Official Top 50 number one spot from Ian Rankin's Rather Be the Devil (Orion).
Brian Blessed
The Booksellers Association’s annual conference is set to take place in Birmingham this year, headlined by actor and author Brian Blessed.
Five on Brexit Island
A theatre sketch show put on by graduates in Cambridge has received legal threats from Hachette UK for allegedly infringing its Famous Five trademark for the publisher's parody series Five Go.
Mo Siewcharran
Nielsen Book’s Mo Siewcharran has died after an illness, aged 59.
Hilary Mantel
Hilary Mantel has revealed it is “increasingly unlikely” that her next novel will be published by next summer.

A new company which describes itself as “Spotify for textbooks” has signed up more than 7,000 titles from Bloomsbury.
Cover to Cover
Independent bookshop Cover to Cover in Swansea is to take on new ownership after former owner Sarah Rees has decided to step down.
 Philip Ardagh and Elissa Elwick
Walker Books has bought two more titles in a new illustrated fiction series from Philip Ardagh and Elissa Elwick about a detective duo of a young girl and her French poodle.
Kathryn Taussig
Kathryn Taussig, currently senior commissioning editor at Quercus, is moving to Bookouture to take up the role of associate publisher.
nicola mostyn
Piatkus has signed debut author Nicola Mostyn’s first novel - a fantastical story about love, pitched as "Bridget Jones by way of Neil Gaiman", to publish on Valentine's Day 2018.
MC Angel
OWN IT! is to publish a "groundbreaking" book of memoirs called Moments of Significance by poet, rapper and activist Shauna O’Briain professionally known as MC Angel.

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