Monday 3rd August
Book Trade News
HarperCollins Brasil, will publish about 350 titles a year taken from across HarperCollins' global list of authors
The private equity firm Shamrock Capital Advisors has acquired audiobook publisher Recorded Books from Wasserstein & Co. for an undisclosed price. Shamrock was the under-bidder when Wasserstein bought Recorded Books in January 2014.
Barnes & Noble completed the spinoff of its college book store business, made up of more than 720 stores on college and university campuses
The 8,000-word story, Temperature, was discovered in a university archive and is a 'high comedy'
Acquiries largest domestic rival from Penguin Random House
The libraries due to be transferred to new management will be Breck Road, Dovecot, Fazakerley, Kensington and Walton
"I was born for this. Nobody could do it any better..."
Angry at the move, David Brock has resigned from his post as newsletter editor, speaker secretary and press officer of the DH Lawrence Society
Panel claims that certain characteristics make it easier to guess who the culprit will be in the author's many novels
TES and the National Association for the Teaching of English run survey to find teachers' top 100 fiction books all children should read
Goldsmiths College is launching a new and 'inventive' academic publisher named The Goldsmiths Press.
And More Than It Supports authors?
Fifty points to Gryffindor!
Structure once called 'one of the ugliest buildings in the world' in parliament and denounced by Prince Charles now 'one of England's finest modern buildings'
Penguin Random House South Africa (PRHSA), has announced the launch of its eBook store listing only South African titles
Penguin has created a dedicated mobile-first site called Summer of Penguin
Kodansha Advanced Media, which will handle, and expand, the digital distribution of Kodansha's manga and non-manga content
E-book sales at Hachette Book Group continued to decline in the first half of 2015
More than half of viewing is done on mobile devices, says ZenithOptimedia, which also predicts a fall in television viewing next year
New and nifty online-only stores
Executive defends the show's gritty violence and says he is open to the idea of a prequel to the series
Hopes to print two to three titles a season
Literary agents are very particular about what type of manuscripts they look at
New venture will be headed up by St. Martin's Paperbacks and St. Martin's Griffin v-p and associate publisher Anne Marie Tallberg
The ereader is a chic, travel companion and paragon of cool