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  • 5 mins with... Jennifer Booth

    Jennifer Booth is the LBF Operations Manager. She is the lady that makes it all happen and brings The London Book Fair to life! Follow Jen on Twitter @Jennifer_RX_OPsWhat was the last

    Page 12 Dec 2013

  • 5 mins with... James Hall

    James Hall is the global business manager for Compass Media. He has worked as an ELT professional in the roles of teaching, writing, and publishing in East Asia since 2004.

    Page 19 Dec 2013

  • 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 28 August 2014

    Roger Tagholm, 28 Aug 2014

    Much focus on South America this week with Amazon starting to sell physical books in Brazil two years after it began selling ebooks in the country, and Brazil’s largest bookshop

    Page 28 Aug 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week

    Roger Tagholm, 12 Jun 2014

    With all kinds of allegations still being made and no sign of any resolution as yet, it looks like the row of the moment will run and run through the summer and way into extra

    Page 12 Jun 2014

  • Roger Tagholm - 'Korea's Poetic Appeal'

    Former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion was at BAFTA on Piccadilly for the Market Focus reception with his Korean wife Kyeong-Soo Kim.  He edited an anthology

    Page 10 Apr 2014

  • What can books learn from TV? And the place where publishers meet Silicon Roundabout

    Storythings and IC Tomorrow talk innovation in publishing In this edition, what does Silicon Roundabout have to offer with publishers? And what can publishers

    Page 31 Mar 2014

  • Amazons starts physical book sales in Brazil

    The Bookseller, 22 Aug 2014

    This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller. Amazon has started selling physical books in Brazil for the first time, almost two years

    Page 22 Aug 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

  • S&S bolsters fiction team

    The Bookseller, 15 Aug 2014

    This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller Simon & Schuster UK has made major changes to its editorial fiction team,

    Page 15 Aug 2014

  • The London Book Fair announces move to Olympia in 2015 and launches London Book and Screen Week 2014

    The London Book Fair, 12 Dec 2013

    London, December 12th 2013: Following the substantial coverage in the media regarding The Earls Court Opportunity Area, the future of Earls Court as an

    Page 12 Dec 2013

  • Viral video star signs book deal

    Viral video stars Vegard and Bard Ylvisaker, best known for their What Does The Fox Say? song on YouTube, have signed a deal to create a picture book. What Does The Fox Say?

    Page 19 Nov 2013

  • Rowling: I will never top Potter books

    In a new interview, author JK Rowling has said she will never manage to write anything better or more popular than her Harry Potter series. Speaking to Sky News, the Briton

    Page 11 Nov 2013

  • Dubai Police book fair a big hit with kids

    Children across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have flocked to Dubai for its annual Police book fair. The one-week event, which will run until October 31st, sells books that

    Page 28 Oct 2013

  • LBF Gaming Watch!

    We’ve been following Neil Gaiman’s progress very closely since his appearance at the Digital Minds Conference in April this year. Congratulations to him on the launch of his first

    Page 21 Aug 2013

  • Children 'missing out due to lack of translation'

    The London Book Fair, 09 May 2013

    Children in the UK continue to miss out on some of the best kids books from around the world, due to the fact that many are not translated into English. That

    Page 09 May 2013

  • Publisher Simon & Schuster posts rise in profits

    The London Book Fair, 03 May 2013

    The first quarter of 2013 was a particularly lucrative time for publishing company Simon & Schuster, which has posted a rise in profits in its latest financial

    Page 03 May 2013

  • Record sales for British publishers in 2012

    Helen Clifford, 02 May 2013

    British publishers enjoyed record-breaking sales figures last year, with books appearing to be more popular than ever. New figures from the Publishers

    Page 02 May 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

    Page 30 Apr 2013

  • Sandstone Press wins Desmond Elliott Prize nomination

    Helen Clifford, 26 Apr 2013

    An indie publisher based in Scotland has won a prestigious nomination for this year's Desmond Elliott Prize, after the success of one of its titles. Sandstone

    Page 26 Apr 2013

  • World Book Night takes place in the UK

    Helen Clifford, 24 Apr 2013

    The UK has celebrated its third World Book Night, with more than 20,000 volunteers coming together to distribute the latest and most popular titles to keen

    Page 24 Apr 2013

  • New Gavin Extence book to be a Big City Read

    A brand new title penned by Gavin Extence will be part of the Big City Read scheme, with Bristol and Glastonbury readers set to feel the true benefit this

    Page 23 Apr 2013

  • Malaysians urged to make use of library facilities

    The director general of the Malaysian National Library, Datuk Raslin Abu Bakar, is urging people across the south-east Asian country to make better use of the

    Page 18 Mar 2013

  • Doubleday to enable free downloads of 'The Da Vinci Code'

    Helen Clifford, 18 Mar 2013

    With Dan Brown's latest book 'Inferno' set to be released on May 14th, publisher Doubleday has announced that for the duration of this week (March 17th to 24th) the

    Page 18 Mar 2013

  • Folio Society to sponsor new literary award

    The Folio Society is to sponsor a brand new annual literary award which aims to recognise English language fiction from around the world. Five judges will be

    Page 14 Mar 2013

  • Random House publishes new contracts for digital imprints

    Helen Clifford, 13 Mar 2013

    Random House has made a number of modifications to its terms and conditions for digital imprints, with authors now given a choice of two payment models to choose

    Page 13 Mar 2013

  • New mobile library brings hope to Pakistani children

    Emily Delchar, 05 Mar 2013

    A former UN aid worker has set up a mobile library service for children in Pakistan in an attempt to help raise the standards of education and help build a better

    Page 05 Mar 2013

  • Germany set for new e-book project

    Emily Delchar, 26 Feb 2013

    As booksellers around the world struggle to cope with the power of the large online retailers such as Amazon, collaboration between smaller companies and high

    Page 26 Feb 2013

  • Graphic novels 'inspiring India's young adults to start reading'

    Helen Clifford, 25 Feb 2013

    The rising popularity of graphic novels and comic books in India is acting as a major driving force in getting more young adults into reading, according to a

    Page 25 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Library cards are just what the doctor ordered

    Helen Clifford, 04 Feb 2013

    With libraries around the UK facing closure in the wake of government cuts to arts funding, the Society of Chief Librarians has teamed up with the Reading Agency to

    Page 04 Feb 2013

  • Popularity of publishing guidebooks on the rise

    Helen Clifford, 29 Jan 2013

    This week saw a non-fiction title finally make it into Amazon's self-published bestsellers list, with Guy Kawasaki's 'APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur – How to

    Page 29 Jan 2013

  • Man Asia Prize nominees announced

    Helen Clifford, 10 Jan 2013

    The contenders for this year's Man Asia Prize have today (January 10th) been announced, ahead of the awards ceremony in Hong Kong in two months time, where the

    Page 10 Jan 2013

  • Literary critics sharpen their knives

    Helen Clifford, 09 Jan 2013

    Following the launch of the Hatchet Job of the Year award for the most scathing literary critic in 2012, organisers at The Omnivore magazine claim to have noticed

    Page 09 Jan 2013

  • Jaipur literary festival 'open to all'

    Helen Clifford, 08 Jan 2013

    The manager of the Jaipur literary festival, which takes place later this month, says the event aims to break down barriers between, authors, celebrities and the

    Page 08 Jan 2013

  • Judges announced for Charles Taylor Prize

    Helen Clifford, 03 Jan 2013

    With finalists for the award set to be revealed on January 9th, the judges for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction have now been announced. The

    Page 03 Jan 2013

  • Print books enjoy strong Christmas sales

    Helen Clifford, 02 Jan 2013

    Sales of print books have soared to a three-year high over the Christmas period as festive shoppers flocked to Waterstones and other outlets to purchase last-minute

    Page 02 Jan 2013

  • 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.

    Page 11 Dec 2012

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • John Cusack to star in latest King movie adaptation

    Katie Morris, 01 Nov 2012

    Stephen King novels seem to attract movie adaptations like moths to a flame, so it comes as no surprise that his post-apocalyptic horror Cell is to get the Hollywood

    Page 01 Nov 2012

  • Rowling mulls over Potter rewrite as adult novel remains resilient

    Katie Morris, 23 Oct 2012

    British novelist JK Rowling has hinted at rewriting a couple of her 'Harry Potter' books as she rushed to complete them under pressurised conditions.  In an

    Page 23 Oct 2012

  • Orion imprint to re-launch Wild Cards series for UK readers

    The London Book Fair, 22 Oct 2012

    Gollancz, an imprint of Orion Publishing Group, is to re-launch the hugely successful 'Wild Cards' series first edited by 'A Game of Thrones' author George RR

    Page 22 Oct 2012

  • 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)....

    Page 03 Apr 2012

  • The rise of the child author

    Katie Morhen, 02 Apr 2012

    Self-publishing has generated a new kind of author that enables people under the age of 18 to see their stories brought to life online and in print, usually at the expense of their parents. That is...

    Page 02 Apr 2012

  • Call made for Vaizey to step down amid library concerns

    Katie Morhen, 19 Mar 2012

    A call has been made for the minister for culture, communications and creative industries to resign amid concerns he is not speaking up to save the nation’s libraries. That is according to a report by

    Page 19 Mar 2012

  • Encyclopaedia Britannica brings 244-year print run to an end, opting to go digital

    Katie Morhen, 14 Mar 2012

    The Encyclopaedia Britannica has decided to move with the digital times by bringing the 244-year print run of its 32-volume series to a close as it aims to go exclusively online. With around 4,000...

    Page 14 Mar 2012

  • E-book sales soar 250% for Hachette

    Katie Morhen, 13 Mar 2012

    Hachette saw sales of e-books surge 250 per cent in February, helping to offset losses suffered at its parent company, it has been reported. The publisher’s chief executive officer Tim Hely Hutchinson

    Page 13 Mar 2012

  • UK print fiction sales decline 26% in 2012, figures show

    Katie Morhen, 03 Feb 2012

    Print publishing continues to suffer amid the rise of the e-reader, with fiction faring the worst of all genres as sales in this division dipped almost 26 per cent in the first four weeks of 2012, it...

    Page 03 Feb 2012

  • Bookseller closes high street doors ahead of digital expansion

    A Christian bookseller has revealed it will close most of its high street stores to focus on the expansion of its digital division, it has been reported. Wesley Owen will close all but one or two of...

    Page 01 Feb 2012

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