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S&S UK permits library e-lending for all titles

Simon & Schuster UK is to allow libraries to lend its full catalogue of nearly 14,000 e-book titles, effective immediately.

Following what the publisher said was a "successful" pilot scheme, it is expanding access to its full catalogue of e-books to libraries nationwide in the UK.

A similar programme is also being rolled out by Simon & Schuster in Australia & New Zealand.

The Miniaturist is Specsavers Book of the Year

Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist (Pan Macmillan) has been crowned the Specsavers Book of the Year for 2014 after a public vote.

Pinter & Martin acquires YogaWords

Independent Pinter & Martin has made a full acquisition of yoga book publisher YogaWords for an undisclosed sum.

YogaWords, which was established in 2008 by online yoga shop Yogamatters in partnership with Pinter & Martin, will become wholly-owned by the latter on 1st January 2015.

As a result of the acquisition, Zoƫ Blanc, former publishing coordinator at YogaWords, will join Pinter & Martin as publishing manager and commissioning editor of the YogaWords list.

Profit warning from Haynes

Haynes Publishing Group has issued a profit warning, citing "soft" trade and tighter inventory controls from retailers.

The car manuals publisher said its half year results, which will be posted at the end of January, will be "seriously impacted" by "key consumer retailers implementing working capital management programmes leading to tighter inventory controls" and it is likely to report only a small profit for the half-yearly period.

The Bookseller understands the retailers in question are after-market automotive companies.

C&R's Duncan exits Little, Brown

Pete Duncan, who spent five years in the role of managing director of Constable & Robinson, has left Little, Brown and is to start his own business consultancy in the New Year.

Constable & Robinson was acquired by Little, Brown in February, and later integrated into a new editorial division, Piatkus Constable Robinson. Since the buy over half the company's original staff have departed.


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