Pearson gave a brief first quarter trading update on Friday. Their actual textbook publishing business, reported through the higher ed segment and still their second-largest division, was down 5 percent, “due to expected declines in US Higher Education reflecting the continued decline in enrollments and courses per enrollment.” International textbook businesses that are up for sale (“under strategic review” in corporate-speak) fell by 11 percent, “as expected.” But overall “underlying sales” — which leave aside currency exchange, which can have a big influence on their actual results, rose 7 percent in the period. Separately, the company announced another new acquisition, […]
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Bloomsbury editorial director Jonathan Lee will be leaving on May 6, to focus on developing projects for television, including a forthcoming miniseries for FX and a TV adaptation of his novel High Dive. Bloomsbury publishing director Nancy Miller said, “Jonathan has been a brilliant colleague, leading the adult editorial team with aplomb and stellar literary instincts, and his new colleagues will be lucky to have him and his talents.”
Mystery Writers of America announced the winners of the 2022 Edgar Awards.
Dropbear by Evelyn Araluen won the 2022 Stella Prize.
Barnes & Noble announced their May book picks.
Olivia Taylor Smith will join Simon & Schuster as senior editor. She was previously at Unnamed Press, which she co-founded.