Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

lllustrated publisher Quarto has announced it is considering a sale, following a preliminary approach from a third party to acquire it at "a price that the board considers attractive and reflective of the inherent value of the business as a global publishing platform".
Lee Child
Lee Child's Night School (Bantam) tops the LibScan lending chart for the year to date, with a whopping 17,537 loans between January and July.
The Rabbit Hole
Two teachers are opening a bookshop in Lincolnshire this month with plans for an accompanying outreach programme to help pupils struggling with education.
David Chariandy
Bloomsbury has acquired a “devastating and emotionally incisive” novel and one other book by David Chariandy in a “heated” five-way auction.
Simon & Schuster
Sales at Simon & Schuster grew 10% in the second quarter of 2017, hitting $206 million (£158m).
Jo Cheetham
Picador has won a “closely-fought” auction for Diary of a Feminist Killjoy and a further book from one of the "No More Page Three" campaigners.

Annette Thomas
After just four months on the board of Clarivate Analytics, Annette Thomas has been appointed as chief executive officer of the company’s Scientific and Academic Research division.
It's All About The Ashes
Hodder & Stoughton has bought a book about The Ashes by former England spin bowler Graeme Swann.
Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble Education has bought writing skills services company Student Brands for $58.5m (£45m).
Mike Lewis
Sheryl Sandberg has written a foreword to a new Yellow Kite book called When to Jump by Mike Lewis.
Head of Zeus
Head of Zeus has signed a new fantasy trilogy by A J Smith, author of the four-book epic fantasy saga The Long War.

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