Saturday, August 12, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Amazon HQ
The Booksellers Association (BA) has called for the UK’s tax system to be overhauled after it has emerged that Amazon UK Services corporation tax bill halved last year despite its sales soaring past £1bn for the first time.
Tom Fletcher
Questions have been raised about whether it is advisable for illustrators to sign away their copyright to authors and publishers after it has emerged Tom Fletcher owns the copyright for the pictures in his forthcoming book. 
The emergence of digital audiobooks are a “potent source” of long term growth, the chief executive of HarperCollins’ parent company News Corp Robert Thomson has said.
The Rooster Bar
Hodder & Stoughton is publishing a new "highly topical" legal thriller from John Grisham this October, The Rooster Bar, inspired by the student debt crisis.
Lizzy Barber from north London has won the Daily Mail and Penguin Random House's First Novel Competition with My Name is Alice, a book Century will now publish in 2018.
Perfect Prey by Helen Fields
Helen Fields' Perfect Prey (Avon) has chased down the Weekly E-Ranking number one spot, defeating six-week champion The Handmaid's Tale (Penguin).

Brian Blessed
Pan Macmillan has acquired a new book from Brian Blessed inspired by his love of animals: The Panther in My Kitchen.
The Borough Press
HarperCollins imprint The Borough Press is launching the inaugural Cheltenham First Novel Competition in association with Cheltenham Festivals and LBA Literary Agency.
Ehsan Abdollahi and Azita Rassi
Iranian illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi has appeared at a special celebratory event hosted by indie publisher Tiny Owl two weeks after the British Embassy announced a u-turn on its decision not to allow him to enter the UK.
Big Book Club
Penguin Random House Children’s imprint Puffin Books is partnering with healthy snack brand Bear Nibbles on a new book club.
Levison Wood
Explorer Levison Wood is publishing two more books with Hodder & Stoughton. 

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