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  • Academic Newsletter - June 2016

    Alastair Horne, 22 Jun 2016

    It’s certainly been a busy month for the university press sector. In the UK, new open access university press UCL Press celebrated its first birthday this month with a

    22 Jun 2016

  • Snapshot of the Week - 24 June 2016

    Roger Tagholm, 22 Jun 2016

    The importance of libraries as free, open, accessible, democratic spaces has been underlined on both sides of the Atlantic in recent days. It was a small, community library in

    22 Jun 2016

  • Snapshot of the Week - 10 June 2016

    Roger Tagholm, 09 Jun 2016

    Parallel importation is Australia’s boomerang issue.  It’s back again right now with the coalition government’s plans to remove PIRs (parallel import restrictions) and turn

    09 Jun 2016

  • Award ceremony of the 2016 EU Prize for Literature

    Award ceremony of the 2016 EU Prize for Literature Brussels, 31 May 2016 On this special night, prepare to have your senses awakened by spoken prose and written verses from master storytellers. With...

    02 Jun 2016

  • Academic Newsletter - May 2016

    Alastair Horne, 27 May 2016

    It’s been a mixed month for the academic sector, with news of growth and ambitious new initiatives interspersed with more worrying developments. Figures released by the

    27 May 2016

  • Snapshot of the Week - 27 May2016

    The challenges come from surprising quarters sometimes.  The industry is used to change, to threats, to all manner of tech announcements, to moves by Amazon or Apple, to new

    27 May 2016

  • Snapshot of the Week - 12 May 2016

    The British Book Industry Awards – the ‘Nibbies’ as was – returned to its ancestral home in the Great Room of London’s Grosvenor House on Park Lane this week and saw Transworld named Publisher of the...

    03 May 2016

  • The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2016: Winners Announced

    • French publisher Actes Sud wins Adult Trade Publisher • Readings in Australia crowned Bookstore of the Year• US and Chinese publishers lead the field with two awards...

    28 Apr 2016

  • 5 minute interview with Simon May

    At London Book Fair 2015 Austin Macauley Publishers met renowned television theme tune composer (notably the EastEnders theme tune and Howard’s Way), Simon May. In August 2015 he then went on to...

    22 Apr 2016

  • Rights round-up, Fair highlights and 2017 dates

    SAVE THE DATE FOR 2017 LBF 2017 will be held at Olympia Exhibition Centre on 14– 16 March LONDON, 15 April 2016: The London Book Fair welcomed publishing professionals from over 124 countries,...

    15 Apr 2016

  • The London Book Fair Day Three - The Final Day

    The London Book Fair, 14 Apr 2016

    The halls were a hive of activity on the third and final day of LBF 2016, as exhibitors and visitors continued to meet, network and conclude deals with the thousands of buyers and publishing...

    14 Apr 2016

  • The London Book Fair Day Two – What You Missed

    The London Book Fair, 12 Apr 2016

    Day two of #LBF16 was a truly Shakespearian experience, taking place on the eve of the 400 year anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, today saw a packed line-up of inspired readings, talks and...

    12 Apr 2016

  • The London Book Fair Day One – The Highlights

    The London Book Fair, 12 Apr 2016

    At 9am today the 45th edition of London Book Fair opened its doors. Publishing professionals from around the world flocked to Olympia for their chance to learn, network and kick off their year of

    12 Apr 2016

  • 5 minute interview with Stephan Carlsson

    eddy.se ab co-operates with academic publishers. The clients are mainly publishing houses, public authorities and foundations with close connections to research institutions and social information...

    08 Apr 2016

  • 5 minute interview with Allison Markin Powell

    Allison Markin Powell is a literary translator, editor, and publishing consultant in New York City. She has worked in the editorial departments of American and Japanese book and magazine publishing,...

    08 Apr 2016

  • 5 minute interview with Danny Flynn

    Danny has been illustrating the covers of Science Fiction and Fantasy novels for many decades. More recently, Danny has been bringing the moon to life, creating hundreds of the universe's misfits and...

    07 Apr 2016

  • 5 minute interview with Jeffrey Archer

    Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include Kane and Abel, A Prisoner of Birth, Cat O' Nine Tales, has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over 270 million copies.

    01 Apr 2016

  • Snapshot of the Week - 1 April 2016

    Roger Tagholm, 01 Apr 2016

    British publishers will head to the splendour of Olympia for the 45th London Book Fair in a fortnight, buoyed up by positive state-of-the-nation figures released by Nielsen at

    01 Apr 2016

  • 5 minute interview with Bryony Woods

    Before co-founding DKW, Bryony worked at the Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency, and spent several years working in specialist bookshops and libraries. She has worked with top publishers both in the UK...

    30 Mar 2016

  • Academic Newsletter - March 2016

    Alastair Horne, 21 Mar 2016

    If the past four weeks in academic publishing have had a theme, then that theme has been experimental business models. On March 1st, Knowledge Unlatched announced the

    21 Mar 2016

  • Snapshot of the Week - 18 March 2016

    Roger Tagholm, 18 Mar 2016

    From the Bay of Pigs to an array of sigs.  Marcus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House CEO, Michael Pietsch, CEO of Hachette Book Group US, Carolyn Reidy, CEO of Simon &

    18 Mar 2016

  • 5 minute interview with Ella Kahn

    Prior to co-launching DKW in 2012, Ella worked at Andrew Nurnberg Associates as an Assistant Literary Agent for three years. She loves the creative side of collaborating with authors, pitching...

    16 Mar 2016

  • 5 minute interview with William Fiennes

    William Fiennes is the bestselling author of The Snow Geese and The Music Room, and co-founder of the charity First Story, which fosters creativity and literacy in secondary schools serving...

    11 Mar 2016

  • LONDON EDUCATION CONFERENCE SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED: What Works? Successful Education Policies, Resources and Technologies

    OECD, Pearson and TES GlobalOpen one-day conference on how technology, policy and content may be most effectively applied to raise education standards Tuesday 12th April

    10 Mar 2016

  • Snapshot of the Week - 4 March 2016

    Roger Tagholm, 04 Mar 2016

    Diversity has never been more on the agenda – from the Oscars to the Library of Congress and, of course, the book industry.  In the UK, the £1,000 Jhalak Prize for Book

    04 Mar 2016

  • The London Book Fair Announces Market Focus 2017: Poland

    The London Book Fair, 03 Mar 2016

    London/Krakow, 3 March 2016: The London Book Fair, its UK partners the British Council and the Publishers Association; and the Polish Book Institute have announced Poland as the Market Focus for...

    03 Mar 2016

  • 5 minute interview with Roy Kaufman

    Roy Kaufman is Copyright Clearance Center’s Managing Director of New Ventures and is responsible for expanding service capabilities as CCC moves into new markets and services. Prior to CCC, Roy...

    02 Mar 2016

  • All the World’s On Stage at The London Book Fair

    The LBF Shakesperience Celebrates the Bard’s Impact around the Globe London. 26th February 2016: From multi-lingual performances of some of Shakespeare’s most-loved works, to retellings of his plays...

    26 Feb 2016

  • Hytex Communication Services announced as Associate Supplier to The London Book Fair 2016

    LONDON, 19 January 2016: The London Book Fair (LBF) has announced Hytex Communication Services as an Associate Supplier for 2016. The new partnership kicked-off in October when Hytex built a 16sqm...

    25 Feb 2016

  • First Story Named The London Book Fair’s Charity of the Year 2016

    First Story Named The London Book Fair’s Charity of the Year 2016 London, 25 February 2016: The London Book Fair has announced that First Story – a charity which believes in changing lives

    25 Feb 2016

  • 5 minute interview with Megan Brown

    Megan Brown is the National Events Coordinator at Foyles which, in short, means she looks after the events programmes for all their branches in London, Birmingham and Bristol. Which she describes as...

    24 Feb 2016

  • Snapshot of the Week - 19 February 2016

    After the BAFTAS, the agent Jonny Geller tweeted ‘I wonder why nobody thanks the source material, the books, without which many of the films could not have been made’. 

    19 Feb 2016

  • STM Newsletter - February 2016

    Alastair Horne, 18 Feb 2016

    The month in STM publishing has been dominated by the publication of two reports on open access publishing in the UK. The Tickell report on Open access to research

    18 Feb 2016

  • Academic Newsletter - February 2016

    Alastair Horne, 18 Feb 2016

    The 2016 Prose Awards for professional and scholarly publishing saw some excellent results for UK publishers. Cambridge University Press led the way with ten awards,

    18 Feb 2016

  • 5 minute interview with Andrew Albanese

    What was the last book you read? Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll, by Peter Guralnick, a truly incredible work. It’s panoramic, and yet deeply personal. It’s one of the best American...

    18 Feb 2016

  • Trailblazer Awards Winners Revealed by The London Book Fair

    New Award Celebrates ‘Trailblazing’ Publishing Talent Under 30 London, 17 February 2016: The winners of the Trailblazer Awards were revealed last night at an event hosted by The London Book Fair and...

    17 Feb 2016

  • 5 minute interview with Lin Liying

    Lin Liying, BIBF Office Director and Vice President of China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Corporation. Ms.Lin used to work as a journalist and engage in book publication before...

    09 Feb 2016

  • James Daunt of Waterstones and Faber & Faber's Stephen Page: Books, Bookselling and the Business of Books at The Quantum Conference, The London Book Fair 2016

    In a rare public interview, James Daunt, MD of a resurgent Waterstones, and Stephen Page, one of publishing’s longest standing and most well respected CEOs, will examine the big issues and the state...

    08 Feb 2016

  • Francis Gurry, WIPO, to boost stellar line-up of copyright speakers at International Publishers Congress, April 2016

    The International Publishers Congress, 02 Feb 2016

    Copyright in publishing will be a key theme at the Congress London/Geneva, 1 February 2016: Francis Gurry, Director General of Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organisation, is confirmed to...

    02 Feb 2016

  • The Publishers Association Releases New Market Report on the UK

    Written by Paul Richardson and Graham Taylor, authors of the ever popular PA Guide to the UK Publishing Industry, This 174-page report is a unique analysis of the UK publishing market. For a list of...

    29 Jan 2016

  • STM Newsletter - January 2016

    Alastair Horne, 29 Jan 2016

    The new year began with news that a number of publishers would be following the lead set last year by the Royal Society in requiring ORCID IDs in their publication

    29 Jan 2016

  • 5 minute interview with Mark Camilleri

    Mark Camilleri is Executive Chairman of the National Book Council, an entity falling under the remit of the Ministry of Education. He has graduated with a Masters in history from the University of...

    28 Jan 2016

  • Snapshot of the Week - 22 January 2016

    Roger Tagholm, 22 Jan 2016

    A sad week with the death of Lord Weidenfeld at the age of 96. The co-founder of Weidenfeld & Nicolson, he was a colossus of the industry, someone who always seemed to have

    22 Jan 2016

  • 5 minute interview with Richard Haines

    Richard Haines has worked in publishing since 2004 and has specialised in acquiring licensed content to be turned into books. He currently works as Head of Acquisitions and TV Development at Penguin...

    20 Jan 2016

  • Shakespeare sets the stage for blockbuster Authors of the Day line-up at

    Shakespeare sets the stage for blockbuster Authors of the Day line-up at The London Book Fair 2016 • Professor Nick Bostrom, Judith Kerr, and Marian Keyes top programme •

    15 Jan 2016

  • 5 minute interview with Fanny Blake

    Fanny Blake is a novelist and journalist. She worked as a publisher before crossing to the other side of the fence. She has written a number of non-fiction titles, ghosted celebrity autobiographies...

    13 Jan 2016

  • Snapshot of the Week - 8 January 2016

    Roger Tagholm, 08 Jan 2016

    Well, to paraphrase Mother Goose in the old nursery rhyme: ‘Ladybird, Ladybird,/Fly away home,/Your house is on fire/And your children all gone…to the bookshop to buy How it

    08 Jan 2016

  • Quantum leaps ‘Around The World in 8 Hours’ with 2016 virtual conference in collaboration with Nielsen

    The London Book Fair, 07 Jan 2016

    The London Book Fair’s Virtual Conference will return on 27th January 2016 to throw a social media spotlight on to eight key global publishing markets.   NEWS FOR RELEASE, LONDON, 7 January...

    07 Jan 2016

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