Bookseller Briefing 1/19 – week ending 4 January 2019

Man Booker Prize 2019 opens for entries The submissions for the 2019 Man Booker Prize are now open. The award goes to a long-form work of fiction, published in the UK and Ireland, with last year’s going to Anna Burns’ Milkman (Faber) leading to a significant spike in sales. Each shortlisted author receives £2,500 and a designer bound copy of…

Bookseller Briefing 50/18 – week ending 14 December

  No real news this week other than the usual: individuals changing jobs in the UK publishing industry and publishers’ rather hyperbolic announcements of new book acquisitions. With one exception: using the headline ‘The book that changed history’, The Bookseller  is now publishing (for the first time, to my knowledge) sponsor content within its Morning Briefing…

Bookseller Briefing 49/18 – week ending 7 December

Failure to protect exhaustion rights ‘will fatally undermine UK publishing’, warns Trollope Novelist Joanna Trollope has warned that Theresa May’s government will “fatally undermine the whole UK publishing industry” if it fails to protect in law the UK position on exhaustion rights ahead of a major Brexit vote next week. Trollope joined fellow authors Linda…

Roving Report – The Guardian – Huawei CFO arrested in Canada on suspicion of violating US sanctions

Cell C gets funding from ZTE and Huawei MTN’s network in South Africa is 50% Huawei Openserve and Huawei join forces  Vodacom Launches first live NarrowBand IoT Network in Africa Meng Wanzhou faces extradition to the US as Asian shares plunge amid fears of worsening relations between Washington and Beijing Canada has arrested Huawei’s global chief…