Readers Can’t Digest – Week 8 (29-Sep to 05-Oct)

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1. Skyhorse publishing is placing a high bid for the bankrupt GoodBooks. Skyhorse will pay $1.57 million for the assets, a total that includes just over $1 million for the Good Books inventory, and $550,000 to pay off Good Books’ debt.



2. Random House will provide 2-day transit to booksellers during the all-important fourth quarter, from November 1, 2014 to January 30, 2015.

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3.  Blackwell’s has reported a operating profit of £0.6m for the year to end June 2014. It faced operating loss of £2.8m last fiscal year.



4.  Hachette U.K. has consolidated all its children’s publishing into a single division called the Hachette Children’s Group. It will comprise Hachette Children’s Books, Orion Children’s Publishing, and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

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5.  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original manuscript for ‘The Adventure of the Illustrious Client’ will be displayed for the first time at Museum of London. This might help the fans figure out the true identity of the ‘Illustrious Client’ which was never revealed in the story.


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