Publishing Round-up: 22nd May 2017

hely hutchinson 192x181Hely Hutchinson Retires, with Shelley Taking on Hachette CEO Role.

Tim Hely Hutchinson has announced he is retiring as CEO of Hachette UK, with David SHelley (CEO, Little, Brown Book Group and Orion) to take up the role. Hutchinson, who has been CEO of Hachette UK since it was founded in 2004 said “I have been superbly supported by Arnaud, my present and former colleagues and our authors throughout these golden years at Hachette and I could not possibly be more grateful. I know that David and his colleagues will do brilliantly when they take over and I wish them the very best of good fortune. I have always, since my early Macmillan days, loved being part of the publishing world because of its wonderful people and look forward to staying in touch with my author, agent and publishing friends and having time to enjoy my many outside interests with them.”

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April Book Swap

For our latest social we put on a Book-Swap at Mad-Hatters in Edinburgh. It was a good excuse to have a nosy at what kind of books we’re all into whilst having a drink and a chat at the same time. If you missed out, fear not! We have monthly events that usually have social drinks afterwards, and we’ll be having another social event soon.