Bookseller Briefing 22/18 – week ending 1 June

Mantel, Saunders, Ondaatje make Man Booker ‘Golden Five’ George Saunders, Hilary Mantel and Michael Ondaatje are among the names to have been shortlisted for the Golden Man Booker Prize, created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the coveted literary award. The ‘Golden Five’ – the books thought to have “best stood the test of time”…

Bookseller Briefing 14/18 – week ending 6 April

  Profile pledges support for IBA as members debate deep discounting The Independent Bookshop Alliance (IBA) has received its first official pledge for publisher support from Profile Books. Andrew Franklin, founder of the independent publisher, said he would be happy to liaise with the IBA on special editions and discounts for titles while speaking at an event to…

Bookseller Briefing 42/17 – week ending 20 October

Hachette Book Group terminates Weinstein Books The Hachette Book Group is terminating its Weinstein Books imprint in the US following the accusations of sexual assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Publishers Weekly reports that the imprint is to be terminated effective immediately. The decision comes after the publication of a New York Times report which exposed decades of sexual…

Bookseller Briefing 30/16 – week ending 29 July

Acknowledgements: The Bookseller Children’s literature magazine gets the ‘Scoop’ Amazon partners with UK government to test drone delivery Nielsen Book to launch online ISBN store Thirty-year-old flaws led to Blackwood Waterstones death Coetzee, Kennedy, Levy on Man Booker Longlist Booksellers hail ‘wide-open’ Man Booker Brief History of Time app from Transworld Weekly ebook ranking: Moyes’ high…

BITM – The Man Booker Prize Podcast

    Today, Friday 24 July, marks the launch of the ‘Man Booker Prize Podcast’ – an exciting new audio series that takes as its focus the prize’s tagline, Fiction at its Finest, and looks at the very best from the world of books. Hosted by Joe Haddow, Producer of the Radio 2 Book Club, there…