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Bill Thompson is a well-known technology journalist and advisor to arts and cultural organisations on matters related to digital technologies. He appears weekly on Click on BBC World Service radio...
06 Jan 2016
The London Book Fair, IPA Congress, 18 Dec 2015
31st International Publishers Congress, 9-12 April 2016 @ LBF London/Geneva, 18 December 2015: Philip Pullman and Alaa Al Aswany will headline 31st International Publishers Congress in London in...
18 Dec 2015
The London Book Fair, 17 Dec 2015
The London Book Fair welcomes leading trade publisher as keynote speaker and world expert on artificial intelligence as Author of the Day to its Monday Conference programme.
17 Dec 2015
On the first day of the first Fair I went to, I was told about the Emerging Translators’ Network. I joined immediately and never looked back – if you feel translation is a lonely job, join ETN and...
16 Dec 2015
Alastair Horne, 15 Dec 2015
It has been a month of partnerships and coalitions, drawing partners all across the industry into a complex interlinking chain. Research Councils UK announced that they
15 Dec 2015
With more than forty events nationwide, and an estimated reach of 425 million people in 21 countries, there can be no doubt that Academic Book Week was the biggest news
Roger Tagholm, 10 Dec 2015
The year is ending on strong notes of optimism on both sides of the Atlantic. At the Bookseller’s FutureBook conference in London, Faber Chief Executive Stephen Page observed that
10 Dec 2015
Alastair Horne, 10 Dec 2015
Open access continues to dominate the news. It was certainly the most common topic of conversation during Academic Book Week, with some events entirely focused on the
THE AUTHOR CLUB and a WRITE NOW! Residential Weekend for Authors, 23rd & 24th January 2016 LONDON, 10 December 2015: The London Book Fair (LBF) is continuing to expand its programme
The London Book Fair, 03 Dec 2015
The London Book Fair extends its partnership with Mexican publishers at FIL and opens entries for new Literary Festival category at LBF International Excellence Awards 2016. London/Guadalajara,...
03 Dec 2015
Roger Tagholm, 27 Nov 2015
In this grim fortnight, the role of books to interpret difficult events and discuss the underlying reasons for them has never been more important. Bookshops too, take on greater significance
27 Nov 2015
Seonaid MacLeod is Campaigns Manager at The Publishers Association, working on industry-wide campaigns, including Reading for Pleasure, diversity, and workforce development issues, and publisher...
25 Nov 2015
The London Book Fair, 20 Nov 2015
Friday 20 November: The London Book Fair is launching the new Trailblazer Awards at the Society of Young Publishers annual conference in Oxford (#SYPConf15). The Awards will celebrate publishing...
20 Nov 2015
Damrong Pinkoon is a writer with bright new ideas and a refreshingly positive attitude on life. He explains in easy terms business, marketing concepts and strategies from his many years working at...
18 Nov 2015
New ‘Data-driven’ conference welcomes new media pioneer Bill Thompson and digital publishing strategist Alison Jones as conference chairs NEWS FOR RELEASE, LONDON, 16 November 2015: The London Book...
16 Nov 2015
The London Book Fair, 13 Nov 2015
LBF SEEKS TO SHOWCASE BEST CHINESE CHILDREN’S PUBLISHING AT THE LBF INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2016 LONDON/BEIJING, 11 November 2015: The London Book Fair (LBF) is calling for children’s...
13 Nov 2015
Roger Tagholm, 12 Nov 2015
Academic books should be shorter; content needs to be atomised so that it can be easily repackaged, annotated and shared; and publishers should recognise that YouTube
12 Nov 2015
I’m just about to finish Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. I am a REALLY slow reader, so it’s taken me well over a year to complete it (I have been writing and publishing my memoir r during this time,...
Roger Tagholm, 06 Nov 2015
Subscription is dead – long live subscription. Some may have felt that with the closure of Oyster, subscription was on the way out, but two recent announcements tell another
06 Nov 2015
Josh Davidson is the Founder and Managing Director of Night Zookeeper; a magical, inspirational brand where children discover and create imaginative animals. These animals join our interactive world,...
04 Nov 2015
Jeff Norton is a creator of compelling characters, awesome stories, and immersive worlds. Jeff is the author of the award-winning METAWARS series (Orchard Books, an Hachette imprint), the new MEMOIRS...
28 Oct 2015
Roger Tagholm, 23 Oct 2015
So could last week’s news be aptly entitled ‘scandemonium’? The ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that Google’s library book scanning project was ‘fair use’
23 Oct 2015
Hachette Global CEO, Arnaud Nourry and distinguished novelist, Alaa Al Aswany to speak at 31st International Publishers Congress at The London Book Fair 2016 London/Geneva, October 14 2015: The 31st...
14 Oct 2015
Search for world’s best bookstore launched by LBF 2016 Entries open for LBF International Excellence Awards 2016 LONDON/FRANKFURT, 14 October 2015: The London Book Fair (LBF), in association with
12 Oct 2015
The Bar Federal in Cannes was noisier than usual last Friday night, as the London Book Fair MipJunior delegation met up with the PACT UK delegation for the first networking event of
09 Oct 2015
Roger Tagholm, 05 Oct 2015
The European book industry continues to respond to the refugee crisis. Waterstones has launched its ‘Books for Syria’ campaign, which hopes to raise £1m for Oxfam, and in Germany publishers
05 Oct 2015
The London Book Fair – 14-16 March 2017 Bologna Children’s Book Fair – 3-6 April 2017 London/Bologna 31 September 2015: Bologna Children’s Book Fair and The London Book Fair
01 Oct 2015
London Book & Screen Week, 23 Sep 2015
Wednesday 23 September, 2015: London Book & Screen Week – the capital’s biggest ever celebration of books and the films, TV programmes and virtual worlds they inspire – has today revealed it will...
23 Sep 2015
Roger Tagholm, 10 Sep 2015
The book industry has just had one of its finest weeks, having collectively donated approaching £700,000 for the refugee crisis. Authors on both sides of the Atlantic led the way – among them
10 Sep 2015
Roger Tagholm, 27 Aug 2015
One story continues to dominate, generating masses of comment, with some voices in support, some against. Serious allegations have been made and at times the language has become heated. Many observers
27 Aug 2015
The London Book Fair, 27 Aug 2015
New York, NY - August 27, 2015 - PubMatch, the premium global rights trading platform for the book publishing industry, is delighted to announce an extension of its current exhibiting
The Bookseller, 26 Aug 2015
This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller Amazon has launched its Kindle Unlimited service in India, offering access to over a
26 Aug 2015
The London Book Fair, 26 Aug 2015
Catherine Miller writes contemporary women's fiction with grit. She is this year's Southampton City Libraries Writer In Residence and the Katie Fforde bursary winner.
The London Book Fair, 21 Aug 2015
Maximising Books and Brands in a Multimedia Age With Guest of Honour Alan Lee Oscar-Winning Film Conceptual Artist and Book Illustrator of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings London, August 21st 2015:
21 Aug 2015
Roger Tagholm, 20 Aug 2015
Chinese publishers are increasingly looking to global markets and to new ways to maximize their sales, with rights playing a key role in this quest – all of which is good news to foreign
20 Aug 2015
The Bookseller, 19 Aug 2015
This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller The Wylie Agency is expanding into the global Spanish language market, with former Penguin Random
19 Aug 2015
The Bookseller, 17 Aug 2015
This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller Author Ali Smith has used her appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival to warn how the closure of
17 Aug 2015
Roger Tagholm, 17 Aug 2015
As if to fill the gap created by so many people being away on holiday, there has been exhaustive analysis of agency pricing this week: its effect on sales of both ebooks and print books, and
The London Book Fair, 12 Aug 2015
Our 5 minute interview this week is with Liz Rosenthal, Founder and CEO of Power to the Pixel (PttP). PttP is an organisation supporting the film and media industries in their transition to a digital...
12 Aug 2015
The London Book Fair, 07 Aug 2015
House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. It’s anything but funny. I am quite amazed by the sharp observation and use of language. It’s the first time I am reading her. How did you buy it? At a second-hand...
07 Aug 2015
Roger Tagholm, 06 Aug 2015
Much activity on the other side of the world this week with the merger of Australis's two largest online book retailers -- Penguin Random House Australia sold Bookworld to Booktopia.
06 Aug 2015
The Bookseller, 05 Aug 2015
This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller A “page-turning thriller” about the race to crack the genetic code, a portrayal of life in
05 Aug 2015
The Bookseller, 29 Jul 2015
This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller Novelist Sam Mills, reviewer Thom Cuell and digital marketer Alex Spears have announced the
29 Jul 2015
The London Book Fair, 29 Jul 2015
Harriet Williams is the project assistant on the London Book Fair Market Focus cultural programme at the British Council, as well as working on other literature showcases, including the Guadalajara...
The Bookseller, 27 Jul 2015
This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller Hachette has three titles on the Bloody Scotland Crime Book of the Year shortlist, while Pan Macmillan has
27 Jul 2015
The Bookseller, 24 Jul 2015
This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller Booksellers will get “quicker and wider access” to book proofs from across the publishing
24 Jul 2015
The Bookseller, 23 Jul 2015
There were echoes of the Booksellers Association’s long ago ‘Don’t tax reading’ campaign against VAT on books this week with the International Publishers Association’s report into VAT/GST on
23 Jul 2015