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    Building Inclusivity In Publishing conference: Keynote speakers and programme announced [13 October 2016, London]: The Publishers Association and The London Book Fair’s Building Inclusivity in...

    13 Oct 2016

  • 5 minute interview with Valisa Iskandar

    Valisa Iskandar was born in Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia and lives in London where she runs Fixi London. In the past she worked as a copywriter, journalist, philosophy tutor, branding and marketing...

    12 Oct 2016

  • Academic Newsletter – October 2016

    Alastair Horne, 12 Oct 2016

    Academic publishers lose copyright court case in India The past month has seen a major setback for publishers in a long-running court case against a photocopying shop based at

    12 Oct 2016

  • 5 minute interview with Nick Coveney

    Prior to joining Bonnier Publishing in 2014, Nick worked in a variety of roles at Hodder & Stoughton and was an Editor at Hodder Children’s Books.

    05 Oct 2016

  • Snapshot of the Week - 30 September

    Roger Tagholm, 29 Sep 2016

    So what have we learned this week? That you can kill Margaret Thatcher, but you can’t kill Stephen King. Despite a few protests from some quarters, Hilary Mantel’s short

    29 Sep 2016

  • 5 minute interview with Yumiko Hoshiba

    The fact that most information, knowledge, and entertainment is increasingly coming not from printed books, but from the internet instead. That is to say that the idea of exclusive rights for printed...

    28 Sep 2016

  • STM Newsletter September 2016

    Alastair Horne, 28 Sep 2016

    Persistent identifiers, or PIDs, may not seem the most rock’n’roll feature of the scientific research process, but the launch of a new two-day open festival,

    28 Sep 2016

  • BAFTA Rocliffe Winner announced

    Following a spellbinding showcase of three emerging screenwriters’ scripts at the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Showcase: Children’s Media on Saturday (24 September), Ben Weiner was chosen to attend MIP...

    27 Sep 2016

  • 5 minute interview with Natalie Hart

    Natalie Hart is a specialist in research and communications in conflict and post-conflict environments. She has a BA Arabic and Spanish from the University of Cambridge and recently completed an MA...

    21 Sep 2016

  • Ella Kahn at DKW signs Natalie Hart, winner of the LBF’s The Write Stuff

    Diamond Kahn & Woods Literary Agency are delighted to announce that Ella Kahn has signed Natalie Hart, winner of the 2016 London Book Fair’s The Write Stuff pitch event,

    19 Sep 2016

  • 5 minutes with Titi Horsfall

    She is also, the acclaimed novelist of Influence of a King, and From an Orphan to a Queen; Esther. Her poetry collection;Reflections is an approved and recommended text in some secondary schools.

    16 Sep 2016

  • Academic Newsletter – September 2016

    Alastair Horne, 16 Sep 2016

    Last November’s Academic Book Week was hailed as a great success, celebrating the ‘diversity, innovation and influence’ of academic books with more than 60 events

    16 Sep 2016

  • Snapshot of the Week - 15 September 2016

    Roger Tagholm, 15 Sep 2016

    We may be leaving Europe, but our bookshops are going to be represented at one high level international gathering – the unique bookselling ‘G20’ that will take place in China

    15 Sep 2016

  • Anne Sebba Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s In conversation with Sonia Purnell at Write on Kew

    Jacks Thomas, Director of the London Book Fair, said: "Write on Kew is a welcome addition to the London literary scene, bringing book lovers together against the unrivalled backdrop of Kew Gardens.

    14 Sep 2016


    The emerging writers will showcase their scripts at the BAFTA Rocliffe Children’s Media Showcase on 24 September One writer will be chosen to attend MIP Junior, supported by The London Book Fair...

    07 Sep 2016

  • STM Newsletter September 2016

    Alastair Horne, 07 Sep 2016

    A new report on the Chinese journals market leads off a busy month of STM publishing news. The Chinese journals market is now worth approximately 24 billion yuan (£2.7bn),

    07 Sep 2016

  • Snapshot of the Week - 18 August 2016

    Roger Tagholm, 18 Aug 2016

    Before the Olympics provided a burst of more optimistic news (drug scandals aside), it was the ongoing refugee crisis and heated debate over immigration and national

    18 Aug 2016

  • 5 minute interview with Chika Unno

    Joining Nikko Graphic Arts 7 years ago, she became one of the starting members of new publication department which launched 2015. She wants to introduce real Japan to the people outside Japan, so...

    17 Aug 2016

  • Academic Newsletter – August 2016

    Alastair Horne, 17 Aug 2016

    The summer transfer season in academic publishing might perhaps lack the glamour of its footballing counterpart – and, in all probability, the enormous salaries

    17 Aug 2016

  • Building Inclusivity in Publishing

    “Building Inclusivity in Publishing” How valuing diversity is essential for a successful publishing industry 15 November 2016, 15 Hatfields, London   NEWS FOR RELEASE, LONDON, 4 AUGUST 2016: A...

    05 Aug 2016

  • 5 minutes with Alejandro Madrigal

    Alejandro Madrigal is a Mexican-British world-recognised academic and award-winning researcher in the field of stem cell transplantation, who combines his technical expertise and own experiences with...

    03 Aug 2016

  • Snapshot of the Week - 22 July 2016

    Roger Tagholm, 21 Jul 2016

    So browsers on both sides of the Atlantic aren’t necessarily checking the prices on Amazon when they use their mobiles in bookshops: some of them are looking to see if Pidgey,

    21 Jul 2016

  • Snapshot of the Week - 8 July 2016

    Roger Tagholm, 08 Jul 2016

    How odd that Swedish chain Pocket Shop should announce its plans to open three ‘Brexit and mortar’ stores in the UK just a few days after the Referendum. The stores are to

    08 Jul 2016

  • STM Newsletter July 2016

    Alastair Horne, 05 Jul 2016

    Undoubtedly, the most significant news story of the past month has been the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union. The decision to leave is expected

    05 Jul 2016

  • 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 in Association with Hytex 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

  • 5 minute interview with Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri

    Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri is the Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority whose jurisdiction covers most publishing activity in Sharjah including the Publishing Free Zone, public libraries, Sharjah...

    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

  • Quantum: Publishing & So Much More 2016 – What Did You Miss?

    The London Book Fair, 11 Apr 2016

    At 9.30am today The London Book Fair’s Quantum: Publishing & So Much More Conference kicked off the week.   The conference was the perfect precursor to the Fair itself, delivering an...

    11 Apr 2016

  • 5 minute interview with Stephan Carlsson 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

  • STM Newsletter – March 2016

    The publication last month of the Wellcome Foundation’s analysis of Open Access spending will have made awkward reading for hybrid open access publishers. Considering

    04 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 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

  • 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

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