Sierra Stovall joins Zando as director of rights, leading subsidiary rights and assisting head of sales & retail content development Andrew Rein "in the development of [their] audio program as well as international edition sales through Ingram." She was previously at Sourcebooks.
Archives for October 2021
Harper Collins UK will acquire Pavilion Books, including six of its imprints: Collins & Brown, Pavilion, Portico, Robson, National Trust and Pavilion Children’s. Pavilion owner and publisher Polly Powell will keep two imprints, Batsford and Pitkin, and operate under the name BT Batsford. (That’s the previous name, under which Batsford operated until going into receivership in 1999, with Chrysalis Books buying their assets. Chrysalis became Anova, when then became Pavilion.) The deal is expected to close on November 30. Executive publisher Lisa Milton will oversee Pavilion’s adult non-fiction, which will become part of the HQ and Mills & Boon division. […]
Rebecca Fitting, co-owner of Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, has sold her share to Jessica Stockton-Bagnulo, who is now the sole owner. The two founded the store in 2009. In an email letter, Fitting wrote: “Owning a small business has always been deeply rewarding, but also incredibly challenging, and running Greenlight while parenting through a pandemic has caused me to rethink my personal priorities. It’s been well chronicled in the media that the pandemic – the lack of access to childcare and the havoc this wreaked – has failed working parents, in particular working mothers, and I am a great example […]
Kirkus Reviews announced the winners of the 8th annual $50,000 Kirkus Prize.
Two weeks ago Barnes & Noble announced their buyers’ picks for best books of the year overall and across multiple categories. Now the chains’ booksellers have duly picked 5.5 of the buyers’ top 11 as finalist for their Book of the Year designation, to be named November 18. Both include titles Anthony Doerr, Paul McCartney, T.J. Klune, and Louise Erdrich, with booksellers favoring a picture book in verse from Nikole Hannah-Jones’s 1619 Project over the adult book. Booksellers added Anthony Falco’s Pizza Czar and Luke Adam Hawker’s Together to their list of finalists. Conversely, Burnt Toast & Other Disasters, by […]
Lagardere reported third quarter results for the period ending September 30 on Thursday morning, with publishing division sales of €696 million, down 1.2 percent from last year. Company-wide revenues increased 23.1 percent to €1.46 billion in the quarter, with the travel division rebounding on the easing of travel restrictions. The $240 million acquisition of Workman Publishing was completed on September 23, right before the close of the quarter. “In the context of strong market consolidation, this acquisition is set to enable Hachette Livre to significantly boost Hachette Book Group’s US footprint, strengthen its positions in Youth Works and thereby create […]