By Edward Nawotka
McGraw-Hill Education has re-organized it’s elhi division and laid off 335 people (after eliminating 445 people last year), reports Publishers Weekly. The wider McGraw-Hill company is eliminating another 210 positions throughout the firm.
Publishers Lunch also focused on the lay-offs, noting: “The company’s announcement, however, simply focuses on ‘creating achievement-focused preK-12 education group to help students develop 21st century skills.’ That new focus somehow accounts for most of the layoffs: “the majority of the actions were related to the steps taken to support the segment’s new PreK-12 organization.”
In London, The Bookseller revealed that Philip Downer, chief executive of Borders UK, and Mark Little, the company’s finance director, led a management buyout of the chain. Earlier this week, five store leases were sold to clothing store chain New Look, including the company’s flagship Oxford Street location.
BookBrunch noted that Colin Cotterill won the Crime Writers’ Association Dagger in the Library Award, which is sponsored by Random House.