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  • 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

    Page 22 Jun 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

    Page 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...

    Page 03 May 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

    Page 21 Mar 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

    Page 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,

    Page 18 Feb 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

    Page 22 Jan 2016

  • Academic Newsletter - December 2015

    Alastair Horne, 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

    Page 15 Dec 2015

  • STM Newsletter - November 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

    Page 10 Dec 2015

  • Keep Cannes and Carry on

    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

    Page 09 Oct 2015

  • 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...

    Page 05 Aug 2016

  • LBF and the British Council visit Poland to meet those behind Market Focus 2017

    London/Krakow, 11 July 2016: A delegation from The London Book Fair (LBF) and the British Council arrives in Poland today to meet with publishers, retailers, festival programmers, and other industry

    Page 18 Jul 2016

  • Bafta Seeks New Writers Of Children’s Media For Industry Showcase

    One winner of the BAFTA Rocliffe Children’s Media Showcase will attend MIP Junior, supported by The London Book Fair London, 6 June: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), in...

    Page 06 Jun 2016

  • Julian Fellowes, Audrey Niffenegger and Jeffrey Archer Among Star-Studded London Book Fair Events Programme

    The London Book Fair 2016 Author Line-Up London, 23 March 2016: The London Book Fair has unveiled a glittering author line-up for 2016 including Julian Fellowes, Audrey Niffenegger, Jeffrey Archer...

    Page 24 Mar 2016

  • Baroness Rebuck to receive The London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award 2016

    London, Wednesday 9 March 2016: The London Book Fair will present the LBF Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 to Gail, Baroness Rebuck, DBE, Chair of Penguin Random House, UK. Gail Rebuck is a towering...

    Page 09 Mar 2016

  • Evolution of the new business models Report – Special LBF Edition

    The Report “How the new business models in the digital age have evolved” is definitely the most informative discussion of new business models on the Internet that you will

    Page 07 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...

    Page 03 Mar 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...

    Page 02 Feb 2016

  • Philip Pullman and Alaa Al Aswany headline the International Publishers Congress London 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...

    Page 18 Dec 2015

  • Goodbye to Mexico Market Focus at The London Book Fair

    The London Book Fair, 16 Apr 2015

    LBF 2016 will host IPA Congress 2016 [London, 16 Apr, 4pm]: As the Market Focus Mexico 2015 programme drew to a close, The London Book Fair (LBF) and its UK partners, The Publishers Association (PA)...

    Page 16 Apr 2015

  • Opportunities for Aspiring Writers at The London Book Fair 2015

    Agent one-to-one sessions and The Write Stuff competition - Call for Entries! News for release, Wednesday 25 February 2015: The London Book Fair (LBF), the UK’s biggest gathering of international...

    Page 24 Feb 2015

  • NEW RESEARCH & SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING FORUM LAUNCHES AT THE LONDON BOOK FAIR 2015

    Access All Areas: Global Trends in Research and Scholarly Publishing In collaboration with the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers and The Publishers Association

    Page 18 Feb 2015

  • What Does the Day of the Dead Mean in Mexican Culture?

    Leading author and academic join London’s Day of the Dead celebrations with literary salon As London goes Mexico mad with Day of the Dead celebrations across town, The London Book Fair, the British

    Page 28 Oct 2014

  • LBF 2015: Submissions Open for Insights programme

    London, 26 Sep 2014

    Insights programme: over 200 events during LBF including seminars, interviews, workshops and demonstrations The London Book Fair (LBF) is seeking seminar submissions for their hugely

    Page 26 Sep 2014

  • MICHAEL PALIN LAUNCHES SIGNATURE COCKTAIL TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THE LONDON BOOK FAIR’S THE CLUB AT THE IVY

    IMMEDIATE RELEASE Michael Palin will launch his own signature cocktail inspired by his travels to celebrate the opening of The London Book Fair’s literary

    Page 06 Apr 2014

  • Digital Trailblazer Martha Lane Fox to speak at LBF Publishing for Digital Minds Conference

    The London Book Fair, 25 Feb 2014

    Digital Champion and co-founder of lastminute.com joins line-up including Anthony Horowitz, Hugh Howey and Dominique Raccah News for release, 25 February 2014: The London Book Fair is

    Page 25 Feb 2014

  • THE LONDON BOOK FAIR 2014 ANNOUNCES GAMING PAVILION, IN ASSOCIATION WITH UK INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT (Ukie)

    The London Book Fair, 12 Feb 2014

    News for release, London, 12 February 2014: The London Book Fair (LBF) is delighted to announce a brand new sector on this year’s show floor: Gaming @ LBF. The new pavilion, supported by

    Page 12 Feb 2014

  • THE LONDON BOOK FAIR LAUNCHES NEW CHARITY OF THE YEAR INITIATIVE

    The London Book Fair, 07 Feb 2014

    Book Aid International nominated for 2014 Fair The London Book Fair (LBF) is delighted to announce its new annual Charity of the Year initiative, which will launch this year with

    Page 07 Feb 2014

  • INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2014 - Call for Submissions

    The London Book Fair, 29 Jan 2014

    NEWS FOR RELEASE, LONDON, 29 January 2014: The London Book Fair (LBF), in association with The UK Publishers Association (The PA), is delighted to announce that submissions and nominations are now...

    Page 29 Jan 2014

  • Anna Rafferty to chair The London Book Fair Publishing for Digital Minds Conference

    The London Book Fair, 26 Nov 2013

    26 NOVEMBER 2013 The London Book Fair, in association with the Publishers Association, is delighted to welcome Anna Rafferty, managing director of Penguin Digital

    Page 26 Nov 2013

  • The Children's Hub @ LBF: LBF invites exhibitors to submit their ideas for a speaking slot in re-launched show floor theatre

    The London Book Fair, 21 Nov 2013

    NEWS FOR RELEASE, LONDON, 20 November 2013: The Children’s and Young Adult (YA) area of The London Book Fair (LBF) will once again have its own dedicated theatre on the

    Page 21 Nov 2013

  • American Agent Robin Straus wins trip to The London Book Fair in 2014

    The London Book Fair, 31 Oct 2013

    LBF’s prize draw - in partnership with the AAR NEWS FOR RELEASE, LONDON, 31 October 2013: The London Book Fair (LBF) is delighted to announce Robin Straus, Robin Straus

    Page 31 Oct 2013

  • The London Book Fair announces Sun-Mi Hwang as Market Focus Author of the Day

    The London Book Fair, 11 Oct 2013

    NEWS FOR RELEASE, FRANKFURT, 11 October 2013: The London Book Fair (LBF) is delighted to announce international bestselling and award-winning author Sun-mi

    Page 11 Oct 2013

  • Campaign launched to print Wikipedia

    A campaign has been launched to transform the database of knowledge available on Wikipedia into a print edition of the encyclopaedia. PediaPress has started the

    Page 24 Feb 2014

  • 5 mins with... Claire Nicole

    The London Book Fair, 29 Jan 2014

    Claire Nicole (@MtlRightsAgency) is communications coordinator for Montréal-Contacts / The Rights Agency. She has worked in communications and marketing for a number of years,

    Page 29 Jan 2014

  • 5 mins with...Hiroshi Sogo

    The London Book Fair, 01 Oct 2014

    Hiroshi SOGO is the Director of Kinokuniya Company Ltd (Japan). Kinokuniya, established in 1927 in Tokyo, is one of the major book retail and library supply companies headquartered in Japan.

    Page 01 Oct 2014

  • Market Focus 2013 Introduction to Turkey

    LBF Interviews, 01 Dec 2011

     My Account My Account Inbox Calendar Favourites Logout Inbox Show Planner Logout Market Focus 2013 Introduction to Turkey LBF Interviews

    Page 01 Dec 2011

  • Snapshot of the Week - 25 June 2015

    Roger Tagholm, 24 Jun 2015

    The industry is opposed to library closures, but CILIP Carnegie Tanya Landman, who won the CILIP Carnegie Medal for Buffalo Soldier (Walker Books), surely entered the world

    Page 24 Jun 2015

  • Snapshot of the Week - 23 April 2015

    Roger Tagholm, 23 Apr 2015

    Will this be the year of the physical fight back? It certainly feels like it, with much of the impetus coming from children’s books. Nielsen has reported strong sales for printed children’s books

    Page 23 Apr 2015

  • Snapshot of the Week - 16 April 2015

    Roger Tagholm, 16 Apr 2015

    So how will LBF 2015 be remembered? Surely for sunshine and light – and for the recognition of what Faber Chief Executive Stephen Page called “a new ecology”, one that recognises the revival of

    Page 16 Apr 2015

  • Snapshot of the Week - 2 April 2015

    Roger Tagholm, 02 Apr 2015

    A flurry of reports and statistics painted a mixed picture of the UK book industry in recent days. There was modest good news for publishers in the report from Nielsen Book that showed that

    Page 02 Apr 2015

  • Snapshot of the Week - 18 March 2015

    Roger Tagholm, 25 Mar 2015

    Never mind the Great Wall; after two of China’s largest online publishing companies merge, the resulting giant will surely be the only online publishing and ebook company to be visible from outer...

    Page 25 Mar 2015

  • Snapshot of the Week - 26 February 2015

    Roger Tagholm, 26 Feb 2015

    There were two very revealing interviews with Waterstones’ MD James Daunt this week, with his by now famous ‘fishermen’ quote leading to inevitable comparisons with Eric Cantona (historical

    Page 26 Feb 2015

  • Snapshot of the Week - 12 February 2015

    The Bookseller, 13 Feb 2015

    This is a week that has been defined by an image – that much-reproduced photograph of Harper Lee sitting in the back of a car, smiling, as well she might. Her smile has been repeated everywhere, as

    Page 13 Feb 2015

  • Snapshot of the Week - 5 February 2015

    Roger Tagholm, 05 Feb 2015

    Booksellers both off and online were in the news this week – and not just because they were talking about the Harper Lee bombshell. Foyles’ Birmingham move was announced (as well as the

    Page 05 Feb 2015

  • Snapshot of the Week - 25 September 2014

    Roger Tagholm, 25 Sep 2014

    “It’s not a business, it’s an illness,” declared Orna Ross, founder of the Alliance of Independent Authors, at this week’s Tech Tuesday debate on ‘The Rise And Rise Of Self-Publishing’, organised by

    Page 25 Sep 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week - 11 September 2014

    Roger Tagholm, 11 Sep 2014

    With so much attention still on that other dispute, the one that surely deserves its own imprint now, it was refreshing to have something else loom into view this week. Copyright has never gone away,

    Page 11 Sep 2014

  • Snapshot Of The Week - 7 August 2014

    Roger Tagholm, 07 Aug 2014

    If you could keep a physical library book forever, having paid a monthly subscription, would that be a loan or a sale?  The digital version of this slightly curious scenario

    Page 07 Aug 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week

    Roger Tagholm, 11 Jul 2014

    A nice quote from a Brazilian this week.  “When the Earth moves under one’s feet, it is very difficult to see clearly what stays solid and what is going to be

    Page 11 Jul 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week

    Roger Tagholm, 03 Jul 2014

    “Vive la France!” “Je ne comprends pas la France!” That’s roughly the two views people have of the country when it comes to the book industry. The French parliament has just passed a

    Page 03 Jul 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week

    Roger Tagholm, 26 Jun 2014

    In the great swirl of continuing chatter and comment about The Industry’s Most Famous Dispute, it was almost a relief to see Amazon launch its phone. At least it gave everyone

    Page 26 Jun 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week

    Roger Tagholm, 05 Jun 2014

    With London having a distinctly Down Under flavour these last few days, thanks to the inaugural Australia and New Zealand Festival of Literature and Arts, it’s worth flagging

    Page 05 Jun 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week - 29-05-14

    Roger Tagholm, 29 May 2014

    The International Publishers Association (IPA) was quick to put the other side of Belarus’ $150m backing of its national publishing industry reported this week.  The money

    Page 29 May 2014

  • Roger Tagholm - An African Library in Earls Court

     Book Aid’s new Chairman, the Labour Peer Lord Boateng was giving ‘tours’ of the charity’s intriguing stand yesterday.  It was surely one of the best

    Page 10 Apr 2014

  • Roger Tagholm Highlights from Monday @ London Book and Screen Week

    Roger Tagholm, 08 Apr 2014

    New Chinese PoD service on song Bob Song, Business Development Director at China Educational Publications Import and Export Corporation (CEPIEC), has a busy fair ahead. “We have 47 meetings

    Page 08 Apr 2014

  • Why is a publisher like an entrepreneur? And the social future of writing

    Anna Rafferty & Ashleigh Gardner on the social and entrepreneurial future of the book businessIn this episode of the Publishing for Digital Minds podcast, why

    Page 24 Mar 2014

  • Roger Tagholm's Review of the Week

    The reason for the clarion call to publishers issued by Carolyn Reidy, CEO of Simon & Schuster at the Association of American Publishers meeting in New York this week, was

    Page 21 Mar 2014

  • Roger Tagholm's Review of the Week

    Roger Tagholm, 14 Mar 2014

    With George Saunders’ Tenth of December (Bloomsbury) winning the inaugural Folio Prize, there are hopes for a resurgence of the short story – a form that seems perfectly suited

    Page 14 Mar 2014

  • Giving the gift of eBooks and the 'mini-graph’

    Valobox on eBook gifting and Palgrave Macmillan on what comes in between an article and a book. In this episode of the Publishing for Digital Minds podcast,

    Page 14 Mar 2014

  • Amazon to up its China presence

    The Bookseller, 22 Aug 2014

    This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller. Amazon has signed a deal in China which will allow it to increase its presence in the

    Page 22 Aug 2014

  • Can publishers adapt as tablet sales grow?

    The number of tablets sold on the UK market grew by seven per cent in the third quarter of 2013. Analysts at the International Data Corporation found the number of tablets, including iPads, Kindles

    Page 12 Dec 2013

  • 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

    Page 10 Dec 2013

  • Guardian's best food book list has some surprises

    The Guardian's best food books of 2013 is normally dominated by big-name chefs like Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver. But this year, it was lesser known cooks that made up the

    Page 05 Dec 2013

  • Pope Francis becomes comic book star

    Pope Francis, the Vatican's South American incumbent who has become known for his attempts to reform and modernise the papacy, is to be presented to a new audience through an

    Page 02 Dec 2013

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