Bookseller Briefing 24/17 – week ending 16 June

PRH launches ‘inclusion tracker’ to measure diversity Penguin Random House UK is launching an “Inclusion Tracker” to measure the diversity of its authors and staff in the pursuit of a new company-wide goal to “reflect UK society by 2025”. The aim is to bring the composition of its authors and staff into line with that of UK society, in terms of social…

Bookseller Briefing 10/17 – Week ending 10 March

Daunt slams ‘crushing consistency’ in chain bookselling Waterstones m.d. James Daunt yesterday (2nd March) emphasised the necessity of giving power to individual store managers in bookshop chains, calling the “crushing” consistency exemplified by chain stores like W H Smith “god awful”. Daunt’s comments were made during the Monocle Media Summit at the Hyatt Regency London, a celebration…

BITM – Tom Adams Uncovered

Tom Adams and John Curran | Tom Adams Uncovered | HarperCollins 9780008113797 | hbk | £25 | 27 Aug The Agatha Christie covers painted by Tom Adams constitutes probably the most famous body of paperback art ever produced by a single artist. Between A Murder Is Announced in 1962 and Miss Marple’s Final Cases in…

Books UK – Authonomy to close at the end of September

  A Message from Authonomy It is with great sadness that we must announce the closure of Authonomy. We created Authonomy in 2008 as a way of discovering new talent by throwing open our doors to unagented, aspiring writers, and asking likeminded writers and readers to help us discover and champion great work. Through Authonomy,…

The Bookseller Briefing – week ending 7 November 2014

Amazon launches voice-activated Echo device Ferris wins £30 000 Dylan Thomas award HarperCollins streams new Cornwell novel at London station Macdonald ‘could be strongest selling Samuel Johnson winner’ PRH (Penguin Random House) to close French and German offices Dan Brown: ‘no rush for next Langdon’ UK indies reveal plans for patterson pledge money Mayo knows:…

Publishers – UK etc

  UK etc Publishers The ‘Big Five’ publishers are Hachette (owned by Lagardere), HarperCollins (owned by News Corp), Macmillan Publishers (owned by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck), Penguin Random House (owned by Bertelsmann) and Simon & Schuster (owned by CBS). If you are looking for a South African publisher, please click here A&C Black Arden Shakespeare…