Among unknowns facing the UK book industry this year, the idea of a Waterstones sale is among the most vexing. There’s one point of agreement: Industry players would like managing director James Daunt to stay in place.
With an aim of ‘breaking down silos and embracing new ways of communicating with our target readers,’ The Quarto Group consolidates three imprints into one master entity headed by Richard Green.
‘Never have the voices of writers and their allies been so essential,’ says the leadership of the merging Los Angeles and New York City chapters of PEN. And one of the most robust lifestyle-and-wellness publishers in the States is now part of PRH.
The conference in its third year has instituted a new book trailer award program with a shortlist of 30 videos designed to entice consumers to various publishers’ titles.
The Federation of European Publishers reports gains across much of its membership’s markets in 2016 but acknowledges that the British pound’s softness renders the result fairly flat.
‘Tom Beusse, Joe Siebert and Joe Romello left F+W as of yesterday,’ says a memo to the F+W Media staff from consultant Greg Osberg, who adds that he is serving as interim CEO.
Cengage Unlimited textbook subscription service launches later this year, giving students full access to all of Cengage digital content for the cost of $119 per semester
The Man Booker Prize is now open to Irish books. The Booker Prize Foundation says the aim is to recognize Irish independent publishers as readily as those in the UK.
At the start of the 2018 CES week, California-based Quantum Storey Company exhibits its first AR and VR enhanced title in the ‘Operation You’ series of children’s books.
An aggregator of English-language ebooks by self-published authors, Palatium sees more business potential in publishing books…for now.