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  • Australian titles 'well represented in Commonwealth Book Prize'

    Books from around the Commonwealth are battling it out for a prestigious title, and it seems those from Australia stand a particularly good chance. The

    10 Apr 2013

  • Author produces debut novel on Blackberry

    Helen Clifford, 15 Nov 2012

    A Scottish woman produced her debut novel on her Blackberry during her daily commute from Ayrshire and Glasgow.  As the Daily Record reports, Dr Sharon Baillie

    15 Nov 2012

  • Authors able to self-publish with Penguin

    Katie Morhen, 17 Nov 2011

    Authors on the lookout for worldwide recognition will now be able to up their ante if they decide to self-publish with Penguin in a new scheme launched yesterday (November 16th). Beginning at a fee...

    17 Nov 2011

  • Authors call for action on surveillance

    More than 500 of the world's most well known authors have called on governments around the world to stop spying on their citizens. Signatories on a letter addressed to

    10 Dec 2013

  • Authors help launch Visual Verse project

    Critically-acclaimed Scottish writer Ali Smith and former poet laureate Andrew Motion are among the literary figures supporting the launch of a new publishing scheme Visual

    04 Nov 2013

  • Authors in Pentonville books ban protest

    The Bookseller, 28 Mar 2014

    Writers including poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Ruth Padel, Kathy Lette, David Hare, AL Kennedy and Tracy Chevalier are taking part in a protest today (Friday

    28 Mar 2014

  • Authors of the Day 2012 announced

    LONDON, 7th February 2012: The London Book Fair is pleased to announce bestselling authors Peter James, Bi Feiyu and Patrick Ness as the three Authors of the Day for 2012. The Author of the

    07 Feb 2012

  • Award-winning author calls for libraries to be included in education budget

    Helen Clifford, 20 Nov 2012

    Prize-winning novelist Jeanette Winterson has called for the government to remove libraries from council leisure budgets and put them into the education category

    20 Nov 2012

  • B&N chief 'not much into paper books'

    Helen Clifford, 22 Nov 2012

    The chief executive of Barnes & Noble (B&N) has admitted paper books are not big on his agenda these days, with digital platforms more his thing.  In

    22 Nov 2012

  • B&N debuts Nook Video to UK consumers

    Helen Clifford, 11 Dec 2012

    UK consumers are finally able to get their hands on Nook Video from Barnes & Noble, enabling them to access a wide range of film and TV content from one device.

    11 Dec 2012

  • B&N to debut tablet reader

    Katie Morhen, 07 Nov 2011

    E-reading is poised for a new look as an industry giant prepares to launch its first tablet e-reader. Barnes & Noble is expected to unveil its Nook tablet at a conference in New York

    07 Nov 2011

  • BAFTA SEARCHES FOR NEW WRITING TALENT FOR CHILDREN’S FILM AND TELEVISION

    Winner of the special BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum showcase will attend MIP Junior, supported by The London Book Fair London, 30 June: The British Academy

    30 Jun 2014

  • Bedbugs hitching a ride to homes through libraries

    Helen Clifford, 07 Dec 2012

    Libraries appear to be the new hotspot for bedbugs looking to find a new home, according to a report.  The New York Times has published a piece on the prevalence

    07 Dec 2012

  • Big Business at BIBF

    Off to the 20th Beijing International Book Fair, for my fifth consecutive year of meetings, receptions and ongoing 'guanxi' with some of The London Book Fair's most

    23 Sep 2013

  • Biography of Chinese space legend published

    Katie Morhen, 15 Dec 2011

    The biography of one of China’s leading figures in space technology has finally been published by the People’s Publishing house, it has been reported. Better known as the nation’s ‘father of space

    15 Dec 2011

  • BISG calls for reduction in books tax

    Katie Morhen, 09 Nov 2011

    An Australian lobbying group may alter the course of book retailing in the country if a call for the abolishment of a books tax is heeded by government. In its recommendations to the

    09 Nov 2011

  • Blade Runner art-book reaches crowdfunding goal

    An art-book inspired by the 1982 Ridley Scott classic Blade Runner has reached its crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter. Illustrator James O (a nom de plume), of Chicago,

    25 Nov 2013

  • Bloomsbury in $6.5m takeover deal to bolster US presence

    Katie Morhen, 03 Apr 2012

    In a bid to improve its presence as an academic publisher in the US, Bloomsbury Publishing Inc has settled an acquisition deal for $6.5 million (£4 million), it was announced yesterday (April 2nd)....

    03 Apr 2012

  • Bloomsbury in imprint branding shake-up

    Helen Clifford, 14 Nov 2012

    Bloomsbury Publishing has laid out plans to rename a number of its academic imprints over the coming months.  As The Bookseller reports, its Continuum brand

    14 Nov 2012

  • Book inspired movies dominate Oscar nominations

    Katie Morhen, 26 Jan 2012

    The 2012 Academy Awards nominations have been dominated by films based on literary works. Six of the nine nominations for Best Picture are film recreations of works of fiction, including Kathryn

    26 Jan 2012

  • Book publishing drives comic company’s revenue

    Katie Morhen, 16 Dec 2011

    A comic book and magazine publishing house based in Dundee has seen its group revenue increase as books helped drive the growth. DC Thomson, the brand behind the Beano and Dandy, proved their

    16 Dec 2011

  • BookBenches take centre stage in London

    The London Book Fair, 21 Nov 2013

    London is one of the literary capitals of the world, but even the most avid of readers would not have expected to see so-called BookBenches pop-up around the city.

    21 Nov 2013

  • Booker Prize Winners to appear at Oxford Literary Festival

    Helen Clifford, 11 Jan 2013

    The Oxford literary Festival has confirmed that Booker Prize-winning author Julian Barnes is to appear at this year's event, lining up alongside Hilary Mantel who

    11 Jan 2013

  • Books Are My Bag campaign deadline nears

    Helen Clifford, 30 Apr 2013

    Booksellers across the UK are readying themselves for the end of a special campaign that aims to provide readers with a special bag. The Books Are My Bag

    30 Apr 2013

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