Bookouture is expanding its audio team with the appointment of Alba Proko from Bonnier Books UK as audio manager.
Antonia Seymour is to become the m.d. of the Institute of Physics Publishing, as Steven Hall retires.
Aug 19 2020 Literati, an Austin, Tex.-based company begun in 2017 that offers book subscription boxes for children, is expanding into virtual, branded book clubs. The book clubs will be overseen by a quartet of celebrities, including basketball star Stephen Curry, Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, businessman Sir Richard Branson, and author Susan Orlean. Another book club will be run by the Joseph Campbell Foundation. Readers can join the book clubs for $24.95 per month and members will receive a copy of the book selected by the curator as well as a note and special packaging. An accompanying app will offer...
E-commerce firm Monwell has launched the Mail Bookshop with Associated Newspapers, the publisher of the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday.
Aug 19 2020 Bill Kennedy, a U.K. industry consultant, is leading a £100,000 (approx US$132k) GoFundMe fundraiser to help those in the publishing community in Beirut affected by the blast that devastated the city on August 4. Beirut is one of the main publishing centers in the Arab-speaking world and home to a significant number of writers, editors, publishers and distributors. The blast, coupled with the ongoing pandemic and an economic crash, has left many in the publishing community in desperate need. Source: Go Fund Me More News Stories
Alison Light has won this year's £3,000 PEN Ackerley Prize 2020 for her memoir A Radical Romance (Fig Tree).
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Antonia Daly has won The O’Brien Press Bookseller of the Year Award, commended for personifying prized qualities including knowledge, passion, courage and an ability to find the right book for customers.
The Wizarding World is hosting its first digital "Back to Hogwarts" event.
I work in comms and my whole work life (and my actual life come to think of it!) is based on the premise that I will always be around people and I’m constantly planning events and parties and book tours… so when all of that very suddenly got put on hold, it was much harder for me to wrap my head around than I expected.