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  • Further Losses at Quercus As Integration Plan Is Finalized

    Following consultation, there has been a second wave of redundancies at U.K.-based house, Quercus. The cuts have resulted in a staff of roughly 40 people.

  • Mundy Steps Out As Agent

    Toby Mundy, who stepped down as CEO of Atlantic Books on June 30, is setting up shop as an agent to represent and advise both authors and companies.

  • A “Neat” Bestseller from Japan

    For literary agent Neil Gudovitz of Waterside Productions, licensing a Japanese self-help book to English-speaking markets, which is extremely rare, requires “not only the right book but also the right sort of U.S. and U.K. editors, and the right partners in Japan.”

  • Toronto Book Fair Unveils Lineup

    Organizers of INSPIRE! Toronto's new book fair announced star author lineup they hope will draw crowds.

  • Amazon Responds to German Authors' Protest

    Over the weekend, the 'New York Times' reported on a letter of protest, from authors in Germany, about a terms dispute between Amazon and the local publisher, Bonnier.

  • U.S. Authors Star Overseas

    American titles hit the top of the bestseller charts across European markets in July. Diana Gabaldon’s "Written in My Own Heart’s Blood" came in at #1 on Germany’s fiction list.

  • Green Tops In Spain in June

    In the run up to the July 4 release of the film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars in Spain, John Green’s novel jumped four places on the country’s fiction list, landing in the top spot for June.

  • International Book Bestsellers, June 2014: Soccer Stars, Loom Titles Hot

    New titles occupied the top six spots on the Netherlands combined bestseller chart in May.

  • New Government Axes Fixed Pricing in Québec

    Only five months after the Québec Government announced it would go ahead with its innovative fixed pricing legislation on new titles, the project is now dead in the water.

  • S&S Touts 'Hard Choices' Sales Performance

    According to S&S, the memoir has been an "instant international bestseller" in all of the territories in which it has been published.

  • Manderson Steps Down as Hachette U.K. Restructures Sales

    Hachette UK has restructured its sales operation, creating two sales teams, resulting in the loss of a respected and much-loved director and up to 20 jobs.

  • Penguin Random U.K. Creates Single Children's Division

    Penguin Random House U.K. has created a single children's division, led by Francesca Dow.

  • Debuts Dominated In April

    France saw a new top-selling title on its fiction chart in April with Marc Levy’s "Another Idea of Happiness," published April 24.

  • No Sale, No Retirement--Just a Leaner, Meaner Ed Victor Ltd

    Following the announcement last week that Sophie Hicks was setting sail on her own, it has emerged that Ed Victor Limited has been reconfigured following a retirement and a second departure to launch a new business.

  • Kinokuniya Expanding Foreign Book Offerings

    Kinokuniya, Japan's largest bookstore chain, announced that it will be opening a newly expanded and refurbished foreign books section in its Shinjuku South store May 29.

  • Changes (and Opportunities) in the Chinese Children's Market

    Changes coming to the Chinese education system are aimed at increasing creative activities and broader curricula in lieu of old-school testing and homework.

  • Italy to Promote Southern Houses

    As part of a comprehensive effort by Italy’s Ministry for Economic Development (MSE) and the Italian Trade Commission (ITA) to give more international exposure to small- and medium-sized companies in the country’s south, ITA’s publishing taskforce is organizing Voices from the South, an initiative aimed at bringing more attention to the region’s publishers.

  • International Bestsellers, March 2014

    Jonas Jonasson’s The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden debuted on Spain’s fiction chart at #1 during March.

  • PRH U.K. Launches Reader Recommendation Platform

    My Independent Bookshop allows book-lovers to set up a virtual bookstore, share their favorite reads and discover, recommend and review books online.

  • Hodder Buys Quercus

    Hodder is buying Quercus in a cash bid of £12.6 million. Quercus announced in January that it expected to make a "significant loss" for the financial year 2013, and shortly afterwards released the news that it was up for sale.

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