Friday, August 11, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Richard and Judy
Costa winner Stef Penney and bestselling author Victoria Hislop join debuts from Ali Land and Ruth Hogan on the next Richard & Judy Book Club list with W H Smith.
Turnover at Amazon's UK Services arm soared past £1bn for the first time in 2016, accounts filed on Companies House have revealed.
Chloe Madeley
Transworld has acquired Chloe Madeley’s debut fitness book, The 4-Week Body Blitz, to publish at the end of this year.
Sigrid Rausing
Granta publisher Sigrid Rausing has defended her forthcoming memoir about the family impact of addiction after her late sister-in-law’s father complained it had “greatly harmed and upset the family”.
Anwen Hooson
Anwen Hooson, co-founder and co-managing director of PR agency Riot Communications, is leaving the company to launch a performing arts charity. 
BBC Front Row
The BBC will expand its Radio 4 show "Front Row" brand this autumn into television with a new series on BBC Two.

Sinclair McKay
Headline is among publishers hoping to emulate the success of Christmas bestseller the GCHQ Puzzle Book (Michael Joseph) after commissioning writer, historian and Bletchley Park expert Sinclair McKay to write Bletchley Park Brain Teasers
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The “first collaborative publishing venture of its kind” between the National Trust and Falmouth University has been unveiled.
National Poetry Day
Distinctive local words such as "fam" and "to geg in" are to be celebrated in 12 specially-commissioned poems for this year’s National Poetry Day.
The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) and digital textbook provider Kortext have bought a reading lists management system, rebus:list, from library management supplier PTFS Europe.

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