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…

UK Books – The Bookseller – Penguin Random House, National Union of Journalists and Unite

‘Bewilderment’ among staff as PRH derecognises unions Published December 19, 2016 by Benedicte Page Penguin Random House has derecognised the National Union of Journalists and Unite for collective bargaining with its management. The move, which breaks a particularly strong history of good relations between unions and management on the Penguin side of the business, is…

The Bookseller Briefing 16 – week ending 24 April

Acknowledgements: The Bookseller Non-fiction book club for BBC Radio 2 Federation of European Publishers launches copyright petition on Change.org Connect Books: sales drop but business is ‘stabilising’ Nigella and Hairy Bikers back on BBC TV App for Granta magazine BBC TV adaptations for Billingham Hesperus: lawyers called in over Jonasson royalties Authors rail against Green copyright…

The Bookseller Briefing 09 – week ending 6 March

     Women dominate Sunday Times Short Story Awards shortlist Independent Bookshop of the Year shortlists and winners revealed Academic booksellers frozen out by D2C Grant tells IPG: ‘Don’t underestimate threat of PRH’ Amazon proffers defence on GMB redundancy claims  Twelve redundancies at The Folio Society Twelve members of staff left The Folio Society in…