Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Quarto has terminated discussions with a potential bidder to acquire the company. 
Lion Hudson
Oxford-based Christian publisher Lion Hudson has been sold to a new division of the AFD Group saving the jobs of the 15 remaining staff.
Colin Hughes
Colin Hughes, chair of the Publishers Association's Education Publishers Council, has called into question the Department for Education's (DfE) method of evaluating textbooks for its South Asian maths teaching programme, after just one textbook was approved for the scheme.
Write | Now
Penguin Random House has selected 150 budding authors for its WriteNow 2017 scheme as the publisher aims to “bring new perspectives to bookshelves across the UK”.
Cartes Postales
Victoria Hislop has posted her 14th number one, with Cartes Postales from Greece (Headline) selling 22,798 copies for £94,497.
Mariam Khan
Picador has pre-empted a collection of essays about the Muslim female experience, edited by social media activist Mariam Khan.

Turnover at Jonathan Goodman Publishing, parent company of Carlton Books and Andre Deutsch, soared last year according to accounts filed on Companies House.
Diane Pearson
Diane Pearson, who worked at Transworld for almost 40 years, has died, aged 85.

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