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  • 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

  • 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 - 9 April 2015

    Roger Tagholm, 12 Apr 2015

    There were some provocative remarks this week from digital expert Charles Arthur, author of Digital Wars: Apple, Google, Microsoft and the Battle for the Internet. He told Publishing

    Page 12 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 - 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

  • Débuts strong on Orwell shortlist

    The Bookseller, 22 Apr 2015

    This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller Three début authors have made the shortlists for this year’s Orwell Prize for political

    Page 22 Apr 2015

  • Gaiman, Rankin and Waters join SoA council

    The Bookseller, 21 Apr 2015

    This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller Authors including Joanne Harris, Malorie Blackman and Neil Gaiman have joined the council

    Page 21 Apr 2015

  • The London Book Fair 2015 – The Final Day

    The London Book Fair, 16 Apr 2015

    Today may have been the final day of The London Book Fair 2015, but there was still a lot to discover at the Fair. Business and networking was in the air and there was more invaluable

    Page 16 Apr 2015

  • Winners of 2015 European Union Prize for Literature announced at The London Book Fair

    The winners of  the 2015 European Union Prize for Literature were announced today at the Opening Ceremony of the London Book Fair by European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and...

    Page 17 Apr 2015

  • The London Book Fair Day 2 – The Best Bits

    The London Book Fair, 15 Apr 2015

    The halls were buzzing on day two at The London Book Fair. Visitors and exhibitors again turned out in force to take advantage of this global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and...

    Page 15 Apr 2015

  • London Book Fair 2015 Day 1 – The Highlights

    London Book Fair, 14 Apr 2015

    Day one of this three-day event did not disappoint, with publishing industry professionals from across the globe flooding the halls of London Olympia, all here to source the best products and...

    Page 14 Apr 2015

  • The Publishing For Digital Minds Conference 2015 – What Did You Miss?

    London Book Fair, 13 Apr 2015

    At 9.30am the seventh edition of The London Book Fair’s Publishing For Digital Minds Conference 2015 got underway.   The conference was again the perfect precursor to the Fair itself, bringing...

    Page 13 Apr 2015

  • S&S change sales and children's staff

    The Bookseller, 10 Apr 2015

    This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller Simon & Schuster has promoted Gill Richardson to the role of sales director, as Elv Moody steps

    Page 10 Apr 2015

  • Txtr platform goes to German retailer

    The Bookseller, 09 Apr 2015

    This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller German e-reading company txtr will be adopted as the e-book platform for German-based

    Page 09 Apr 2015

  • Publishers and agents agree to speed up contracts

    The Bookseller, 09 Apr 2015

    This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller Publishers and agents have agreed a set of guidelines for negotiating author contracts,

    Page 09 Apr 2015

  • Borough Press pays six figures for Pearson sequel

    The Bookseller, 07 Apr 2015

    This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller The Borough Press has pre-empted a sequel to Allison Pearson's I Don't Know How She Does It

    Page 07 Apr 2015

  • European study into e-reading launches next week

    The Bookseller, 02 Apr 2015

    This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller A new European Commission-funded project will study whether or not reading digitally changes

    Page 02 Apr 2015

  • New Asterix title due as Pippi goes digital

    The Bookseller, 01 Apr 2015

    This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller In two major announcements for heritage brands at yesterday’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair it was

    Page 01 Apr 2015

  • The London Book Fair Announces New Partnership With The European Union Prize for Literature

    The London Book Fair, 01 Apr 2015

    Winners of the Prize will be announced at LBF’s Opening Ceremony Date: Tuesday 14th April, 12:00 Venue: East Hall Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Olympia News for release, 1 April 2015: The London Book...

    Page 01 Apr 2015

  • Dulwich Books seeks a business partner

    The Bookseller, 31 Mar 2015

    This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller The owner of the Independent Bookseller of the Year 2014 is seeking a business partner to

    Page 31 Mar 2015

  • Settle appointed c.e.o. of libraries task force

    The Bookseller, 30 Mar 2015

    This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller Kathy Settle has been announced as chief executive of the Leadership for Libraries task

    Page 30 Mar 2015

  • Snapshot of the Week - 26 March 2015

    Roger Tagholm, 25 Mar 2015

    Lonely Planet says of Bologna: ‘Fusing haughty elegance with down-to-earth grit…’ – and that’s just the publishers! No, that’s its assessment of the city, of course, where publishers and agents arrive

    Page 25 Mar 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

  • PRH reshuffles strategy, commercial and consumer roles

    The Bookseller, 26 Mar 2015

    This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller Penguin Random House UK has created and expanded a number of roles in its strategy, commercial

    Page 26 Mar 2015

  • Researchers aiming to benefit authors with new e-book platform

    Emily Delchar, 21 Feb 2013

    Researchers at the University of California's Berkeley campus are hoping to revolutionise the way e-books work in order to allow for greater collaboration between

    Page 21 Feb 2013

  • New Murakami book to be released in April

    Helen Clifford, 20 Feb 2013

    Japanese author Haruki Murakami is known for his reluctance to give interviews or press conferences, which is why it comes as no surprise that he has chosen to

    Page 20 Feb 2013

  • Paper books to retain their place in Russian's hearts

    Helen Clifford, 14 Feb 2013

    Despite the growing global popularity of e-books and other digital media formats, Russian literary experts are predicting paper books to remain popular in the future,

    Page 14 Feb 2013

  • Brand new literary festival launches in Congo

    Helen Clifford, 13 Feb 2013

    Today (February 13th) sees the launch of the inaugural 'Brazzaville' literary and film festival in Congo's Palais de Congres.   The event has been organised by Etonnants

    Page 13 Feb 2013

  • New 'Woman in Black' book set for release

    Helen Clifford, 13 Feb 2013

    Susan Hill's popular horror story 'The Woman in Black' is to make a return this year with the release of a sequel entitled 'The Woman in Black: Angel of

    Page 13 Feb 2013

  • Used e-books to be sold online

    Helen Clifford, 12 Feb 2013

    The popularity of e-books has been on the rise for the past few years thanks to the invention of digital readers and tablets, and now the craze could be set to

    Page 12 Feb 2013

  • Good turnout for National Libraries Day

    Helen Clifford, 12 Feb 2013

    National Libraries Day, which took place this past Saturday (February 9th), has been hailed as a success by ministers and reading institutions across the

    Page 12 Feb 2013

  • Ridley Scott to bring Philip K Dick adaptation to the small screen

    Helen Clifford, 11 Feb 2013

    Syfy has signed up to turn the Philip K Dick novel The Man in the High Castle into the latest in its portfolio of TV adaptations. Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files)

    Page 11 Feb 2013

  • Romantic novelist Jessica Blair is really Bill Spence

    Helen Clifford, 08 Feb 2013

    Many great writers down the years have used a pen name. Take Mark Twain, for example, the famous author of classic books such as ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry

    Page 08 Feb 2013

  • Children’s publisher to go digital

    Helen Clifford, 07 Feb 2013

    Nickelodeon Global Publishing, the publisher of children’s titles based on the company’s popular television programmes, has announced that it is to release a number

    Page 07 Feb 2013

  • Knopf to publish new Bridget Jones novel

    Helen Clifford, 06 Feb 2013

    Helen Fielding fans will no doubt be pleased to hear that Knopf is to publish the third book in the popular ‘Bridget Jones’ series this November. While no title

    Page 06 Feb 2013

  • ITV creates new publishing head role

    Helen Clifford, 08 Feb 2013

    ITV Studios has creates a new executive position to oversee and develop its publishing interests. ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has appointed

    Page 08 Feb 2013

  • Oliver's cook book finally trumps Rowling's debut novel for adults

    Helen Clifford, 07 Dec 2012

    Jamie Oliver has outpaced JK Rowling on weekly books sales for the first time since their publications hit the shelves on September 27th.  As the Guardian

    Page 07 Dec 2012

  • Danish bestseller gets first English translation

    Helen Clifford, 06 Feb 2013

    Scandinavian literature has been very much in fashion for the past few years, with a number of top crime fiction novels emerging from the region. Perhaps most

    Page 06 Feb 2013

  • Amazon extends X-Ray capability to iOS

    Helen Clifford, 06 Dec 2012

    X-Ray for books forms part of the Kindle app from Amazon that allows readers to "see the bones of the book" by enabling them to learn more about notable characters,

    Page 06 Dec 2012

  • Fifty Shades of Grey scoops Popular Fiction award

    Helen Clifford, 05 Dec 2012

    EL James' chart-topping 'Fifty Shades of Grey' picked up the accolade for Specsavers Popular Fiction Book of the Year at the National Books Awards yesterday

    Page 05 Dec 2012

  • Boston church to sell historical books?

    Helen Clifford, 05 Dec 2012

    The congregation of a Boston church is considering selling two of the first books ever printed in the US in an effort to make much-needed repairs to the

    Page 05 Dec 2012

  • Rowling's The Casual Vacancy set for BBC adaptation

    Helen Clifford, 04 Dec 2012

    JK Rowling's debut novel for adults, 'The Casual Vacancy', will be adapted for the small screen by BBC One in a series scheduled for release in 2014.  The BBC

    Page 04 Dec 2012

  • Books by domestic writers approved for use in Tanzanian schools

    Katie Morris, 03 Dec 2012

    English-language books written by domestic authors have been approved for use across schools in Tanzania.  As IppMedia.com reports, titles published by

    Page 03 Dec 2012

  • European publishing revenue declines slightly in 2011, FEP reveals

    Katie Morris, 03 Dec 2012

    The European publishing industry achieved total annual sales revenue of 22.8 billion euros (£18.5m) in 2011, according to the latest figures from the Federation of

    Page 03 Dec 2012

  • Amazon unveils major European publishing drive

    Katie Morris, 03 Dec 2012

    Online retailer Amazon has unveiled fresh plans for a European publishing division in a bid to drive authors' exposure.  In a letter to literary agents, vice

    Page 03 Dec 2012

  • Reading challenge to encourage interest in history

    Katie Morris, 29 Nov 2012

    A reading initiative is set to be launched by the Jorvik Viking Centre and York libraries in an effort to motivate local youngsters' interest in history. The Bloodaxe Book

    Page 29 Nov 2012

  • Self-publishing service launched by S&S

    Helen Clifford, 28 Nov 2012

    Simon & Schuster has teamed up with Author Solutions to launch a new self-publishing service to budding authors. Archway Publishing will offer a wide range of

    Page 28 Nov 2012

  • Interactive reading system launched to raise literacy among teens

    Katie Morris, 27 Nov 2012

    A north-east Lincolnshire school is the first to debut an interactive reading system to raise literacy levels among teenagers.  As the Grimsby Telegraph

    Page 27 Nov 2012

  • Mystery sculptor makes Book Week Scotland return

    Katie Morris, 26 Nov 2012

    A mystery sculptor who creates her pieces from pages of literary works will be coming out of hiding for the first ever Book Week Scotland.  Readers across the

    Page 26 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

    Page 22 Nov 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

    Page 20 Nov 2012

  • School girl blogger sees dinner book go to print

    Helen Clifford, 16 Nov 2012

    School girl and controversial blogger Martha Payne has seen her story turned into print by Cargo publishing.  The ten-year-old hit headlines earlier this year

    Page 16 Nov 2012

  • 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

    Page 15 Nov 2012

  • Digital tablets boost readability for the visually impaired, research reveals

    Helen Clifford, 14 Nov 2012

    Digital tablets like the iPad and Kindle help people with visual impairments to speed up their reading by an average of 15 words-per-minute, research presented at

    Page 14 Nov 2012

  • Canadian scoops Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction

    Helen Clifford, 13 Nov 2012

    The multi-talented Canadian writer, explorer and filmmaker Wade Davis has picked up the £20,000 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.  UK minister for

    Page 13 Nov 2012

  • SPi Global acquires educational publisher

    Helen Clifford, 12 Nov 2012

    A leading international firm that offers technological know-how to publishers and content providers has taken a new step into the educational publishing world.

    Page 12 Nov 2012

  • HarperCollins to launch Hobbit ebook companions

    Katie Morris, 09 Nov 2012

    With the movie release of Peter Jackson's highly-anticipated 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' in December, it is little surprise HarperCollins is capitalising on

    Page 09 Nov 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

    Page 14 Nov 2012

  • Textbooks too concerned with exam prep, Ofqual says

    Katie Morris, 08 Nov 2012

    Educational publishers are producing textbooks that are too heavily reliant on examination preparation, perhaps to the detriment of the quality of content.  That

    Page 08 Nov 2012

  • Piracy forces Zimbabwean publisher to reconsider strategy

    Helen Clifford, 13 Nov 2012

    An overwhelming book piracy culture in Zimbabwe is forcing publisher Edmund Masundire to reconsider releasing new titles under a series of well-received children's

    Page 13 Nov 2012

  • Amazon clamping down on 'sock puppet' reviews

    Katie Morris, 06 Nov 2012

    Amazon is believed to be taking a stand against 'sock puppet reviews' by preventing writers from submitting their responses to fellow authors' books on the site.

    Page 06 Nov 2012

  • UAE book fair celebrates 30th year

    Katie Morris, 06 Nov 2012

    The Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) will kick off in UAE tomorrow (November 7th) to celebrate its 30th anniversary.  To commemorate this momentous

    Page 06 Nov 2012

  • Publisher left red faced after textbook confused Jews and Muslims

    Katie Morris, 05 Nov 2012

    An educational publishing house faces embarrassment having printed a GCSE textbook that confused Jews and Muslims.      As the Telegraph

    Page 05 Nov 2012

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