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Biteback's Iain Dale steps down, Andy McNab takes new role
May 23, 2018 at 1:45 am

Biteback managing director Iain Dale is stepping down in June after a decade with company "to concentrate on his broadcasting career", while author and former SAS soldier Andy McNab is taking on an advisory role to "guide Biteback into next stage of growth".

Into the Water splashes into number one
May 23, 2018 at 1:45 am

Paula Hawkins’ Into the Water (Black Swan) has dived straight into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 24,309 copies through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.

NBF to Expand Its Literary Programming
May 23, 2018

Supported by $1.4 million in new funding, the National Book Foundation has unveiled an ambitious slate of new programs aimed at reaching readers in a more diverse array of American communities.

Interview: Man Booker International Winners Olga Tokarczuk and Jennifer Croft
May 22, 2018 at 8:58 pm

A book jurors say ‘flies us through a galaxy of departures and arrivals’ is named the Man Booker International Prize in London, author Olga Tokarczuk and translator Jennifer Croft sharing the £50,000 purse. The post Interview: Man Booker International Winners Olga Tokarczuk and Jennifer Croft appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Industry Notes: PBS’ ‘Great American Read’ Opens; Ingram Partners With Open Road’s ‘Ignition’ Marketing
May 22, 2018 at 4:47 pm

The PBS 'Great American Read' TV program has its two-hour opener. And Open Road Media's direct-to-consumer marketing program, Ignition, is being offered now to Ingram's distributed publishers. The post Industry Notes: PBS’ ‘Great American Read’ Opens; Ingram Partners With Open Road’s ‘Ignition’ Marketing appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Industry Notes: PBS’ ‘Great American Read’ Opens; Ingram Partners With Open Road’s ‘Ignition’ Marketing
May 22, 2018 at 4:47 pm

The PBS 'Great American Read' TV program has its two-hour opener. And Open Road Media's direct-to-consumer marketing program, Ignition, is being offered now to Ingram's distributed publishers. The post Industry Notes: PBS’ ‘Great American Read’ Opens; Ingram Partners With Open Road’s ‘Ignition’ Marketing appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Amazon Announces ‘Merch Collab’ Licensing Program at Licensing Expo in Las Vegas
May 22, 2018 at 4:16 pm

Amazon's new Merch Collab program promises to connect brands with designers and manufacturers to create branded merchandise, with Amazon tracking sales and paying royalties. The post Amazon Announces ‘Merch Collab’ Licensing Program at Licensing Expo in Las Vegas appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Amazon Announces ‘Merch Collab’ Licensing Program at Licensing Expo in Las Vegas
May 22, 2018 at 4:16 pm

Amazon's new Merch Collab program promises to connect brands with designers and manufacturers to create branded merchandise, with Amazon tracking sales and paying royalties. The post Amazon Announces ‘Merch Collab’ Licensing Program at Licensing Expo in Las Vegas appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Harry Potter and Tom Kerridge fuel Bloomsbury's record revenue
May 22, 2018 at 11:15 am

Publisher hits £161.5m takings, driven by Potter sales and Lose Weight for GoodThe evergreen Harry Potter franchise and the popularity of TV chef Tom Kerridge’s Lose Weight for Good has driven book publisher Bloomsbury’s revenue to the highest level in its 32-year history.Bloomsbury Publishing reported a 13% surge in revenues to £161.5m in the year…

Are Library Subscriptions Over-Utilized?
May 22, 2018 at 5:30 am

Lisa Hinchliffe asks, if the true value is of a subscription is being obscured by over-utilization, should libraries seek to dampen such excess in order to have more appropriate measures of the real value of a subscription? The post Are Library Subscriptions Over-Utilized? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Hachette scoops four of six CrimeFest awards
May 22, 2018 at 1:45 am

Hachette managed a virtual clean sweep at the 10th annual CrimeFest awards, taking four of the six categories, with YA writer Patrice Lawrence and debut novelist Helena Duggan among the winners.

Why CLPE's Reflecting Realities project matters
May 22, 2018 at 1:45 am

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education's chief executive explains why it is launching the UK's first survey of ethnic representation in children’s literature.

'Unblinking' Tash Aw novel to 4th Estate
May 22, 2018 at 1:45 am

4th Estate has signed an “unblinking” novel from prize winning Taiwanese author Tash Aw, described as “devastating” and “poignant”.