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  • 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 majority of the top eight....

    Page 05 Dec 2013

  • The London Book Fair announces Waterstones Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman as Children's Author of the Day

    The London Book Fair, 05 Dec 2013

    NEWS FOR RELEASE, LONDON, 5 December 2013: The London Book Fair (LBF) is delighted to announce Malorie Blackman will be Children’s Author of the Day on Thursday 10 April 2014. The Author of the Day...

    Page 05 Dec 2013

  • Books to thank for bumper box office

    Book-to-movie deals appear to be giving Hollywood a much needed boost. Figures released by Box Office Mojo, which compiles data from the movie industry around the world, show that takings for November 2013...

    Page 04 Dec 2013

  • Stoner wins Waterstones Book of the Year

    John Williams' 1965 novel Stoner has been named the Waterstones Book of the Year, having been largely ignored both by critics and the general public for almost 50 years. The novel fell out of print in 1966...

    Page 03 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 Italian comic book. The strip,...

    Page 02 Dec 2013

  • RSC's Wolf Hall is sell-out

    Mike Poulton's stage adaptations of Hilary Mantel's award-winning historical novels have proven extremely popular, with the majority of tickets for both Royal Shakespeare Company shows selling out in the...

    Page 02 Dec 2013

  • Costa announces book award nominees

    Coffee chain Costa has announced the nominees for its upcoming 2013 Costa Book Award. The five novels put up for judgement in the fiction category are all written by women and Life After Life by Kate...

    Page 29 Nov 2013

  • Hunger Games: Catching Fire tops box office

    Rather predictably, Jennifer Lawrence-led Hunger Games: Catching Fire has gone straight to the top of the box office this week. The movie, which is based on the book of the same name penned by Suzanne...

    Page 28 Nov 2013

  • Popular US reality TV star to pen book

    The creator of the hit movie Catfish, as well as its MTV-commissioned spinoff, has signed a book deal with Grand Central Publishing. Nev Schulman will write a book called In Real Life, which will be...

    Page 27 Nov 2013

  • Virgin to publish Minecraft book

    Virgin Books has acquired the rights to publish a book on the history of Minecraft. According to the Bookseller, Yvonne Jacob and Ed Faulkner have obtained UK and Commonwealth rights to distribute the...

    Page 26 Nov 2013

  • 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 as chair of the sixth Publishing for...

    Page 26 Nov 2013

  • Toronto to host new book fair

    Toronto will host a new book fair in 2014 in an attempt to get children in the city to start picking up books and get reading. Inspire: The Toronto International Book Fair will take place in the Metro...

    Page 25 Nov 2013

  • 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, Illinois, has asked 25 local artists...

    Page 25 Nov 2013

  • Ron Burgundy book set to be smash-hit

    Ron Burgundy, the character created by comedy actor Will Ferrell for the Anchorman movie series, has released an autobiography. Let Me Off At The Top: My Classy Life and Other Musings, is written entirely...

    Page 22 Nov 2013

  • 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. Supported by VisitEngland and the...

    Page 21 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 show floor which, for 2014, has been...

    Page 21 Nov 2013

  • '300 Sandwiches' blogger pens book deal

    New York Post reporter Stephanie Smith has signed a book deal with Zinc Ink, Random House's new publishing arm headed by David Zinczenko and Stephen Perrine. But Ms Smith's book is not at all news related,...

    Page 20 Nov 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? is a parody of modern dance...

    Page 19 Nov 2013

  • Gamers anticipate The Wolf Among Us' 2nd episode

    Gamers around the world are keenly anticipating the second installment of Telltale Games' critically acclaimed The Wolf Among Us series. The game, which is based on an ongoing DC Comics graphic novel...

    Page 18 Nov 2013

  • Wimpy Kid kicks SAF off UK chart top spot

    Wimpy Kid kicks SAF off UK chart top spot Jeff Kinney's latest addition to his Wimpy Kid series - Hard Luck - has knocked Sir Alex Ferguson's (SAF) autobiography off the top of the sales chart. The Diary...

    Page 14 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 remarked that she will now focus...

    Page 11 Nov 2013

  • Indonesia Book Fair launched

    The 33rd Indonesia Book Fair is currently taking place in Senayan, South Jakarta, with hundreds of visitors attending the opening days of the event to examine booths offered by national and international...

    Page 08 Nov 2013

  • Campaigners fight to save Moray libraries

    Seven of the 15 libraries in the Scottish council area of Moray could close as the local executive attempts to save cash, sparking a great deal of criticism from local campaigners who plan to take their...

    Page 08 Nov 2013

  • Dutch publishers print book in squid ink

    Utrecht-based publishing studio Today Designers has combined medium and message by creating a book of nautical tails printed in squid ink, meaning the finished product has a unique smell redolent of the...

    Page 04 Nov 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 Verse. The project was initiated...

    Page 04 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 Agency Inc., has won its annual...

    Page 31 Oct 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 were donated by people who have...

    Page 30 Oct 2013

  • An Ideal for Every Child: Cross-cultural Language Education

    Alicia Liu, Director of Singing Grass Communications, 17 Oct 2013

    Chinese Language Teaching and English Language Teaching ventures are the cornerstone of international collaboration in the Chinese publishing industry. The London Book Fair and Beijing International Book...

    Page 17 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 Hwang as Market Focus Author of the Day on...

    Page 18 Nov 2013

  • LBF Director Jacks Thomas reports from MipJunior - “the world’s showcase for kids programming”

    The London Book Fair, 16 Oct 2013

    For all of us in publishing, the beginning of October is firmly Frankfurt-focused. For our creative cousins in TV, October is all about Cannes: MIP Junior and MIPCOM. Last weekend UK publishing was...

    Page 16 Oct 2013

  • We are looking for a Conference Coordinator, LBF

    The London Book Fair, 03 Oct 2013

    Description Reed Exhibitions excels in creating high profile, highly targeted business and consumer exhibitions and events to establish and maintain business relations, and generate new business. Every...

    Page 03 Oct 2013

  • We are looking for a Relationship Manager, International Rights Centre, LBF

    The London Book Fair, 03 Oct 2013

    DescriptionHere is an exciting opportunity to join The London Book Fair (LBF) team! LBF is one of the UK’s largest international trade events. The London Book Fair has seen significant growth in recent...

    Page 03 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 video game, Wayward...

    Page 21 Aug 2013

  • LBF and BIBF Chinese Language Teaching and English Language Teaching Seminar

    The London Book Fair and Beijing International Book Fair are delighted to announce the details of the jointly organised 2013 CLT - ELT Seminar Title: LBF/BIBF CLT-ELT SeminarDate & Time: Wednesday 28...

    Page 14 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 is the view of prize-winning author David...

    Page 09 May 2013

  • PD James nominated for H R F Keating Award

    The London Book Fair, 07 May 2013

    PD James has been identified as one of the authors who has made the list of nominations for this year's H R F Keating Award, which looks to recognise the achievements of writers who have specialised in...

    Page 07 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 results. It saw its profit levels increase by...

    Page 03 May 2013

  • New George R R Martin book coming for Christmas

    The London Book Fair, 03 May 2013

    Fantasy writer George R R Martin will unveil his next title in time for this Christmas, which is sure to go down well with his legion of fans. HarperCollins announced the launch of The Wit and Wisdom of...

    Page 03 May 2013

  • Hachette to make e-books available in US libraries

    Helen Clifford, 02 May 2013

    People in the US will soon be able to pick up an e-book from a public library, as well as traditional printed versions of the text. Publisher Hachette has become the latest to announce it will be rolling...

    Page 02 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 Association showed total spending on printed and...

    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 scheme has already involved kitting out thousands...

    Page 30 Apr 2013

  • York printer and publisher Bill Sessions dies, aged 97

    A renowned printer and publisher from York, Bill Sessions, has died peacefully at the age of 97 following a career spanning more than 60 years. Mr Sessions first joined his father's printing company, The...

    Page 29 Apr 2013

  • Publisher Pearson reveals 'on target' financial performance

    Helen Clifford, 29 Apr 2013

    Pearson, the publishing and learning company, has announced its financial performance in the first three months of 2013 was roughly in line with its expectations. The group said it is trading at a level...

    Page 29 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 Press will be up for the top award after...

    Page 26 Apr 2013

  • Seb Coe and Bradley Wiggins nominated for book award

    Helen Clifford, 25 Apr 2013

    A host of sports stars including Sebastian Coe and Bradley Wiggins will go up against each other in a bid to win a prestigious book prize. The British Sports Book Awards nominees have been announced, and...

    Page 25 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 readers. World Book Night is designed to promote...

    Page 24 Apr 2013

  • Canada gives thumbs-up to Penguin-Random House merger

    Helen Clifford, 23 Apr 2013

    Penguin Group and Random House have been given permission to push ahead with their planned merger by authorities in Canada. The Canadian Competition Bureau and the Department of Canadian Heritage both gave...

    Page 23 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 spring. Bristol and Somerset library services and...

    Page 23 Apr 2013

  • Nigerian library 'has not bought new book for 22 years'

    Helen Clifford, 22 Apr 2013

    A library in Nigeria has been found to have failed to purchase a new book for more than two decades, with its last literary investment coming in 1991. The Benue state library in Makurdi last acquired new...

    Page 22 Apr 2013

  • Australian book chain offers vouchers to customers to dump Kindles

    Helen Clifford, 22 Apr 2013

    People in Australia have been offered book vouchers by one store, which is hoping it can persuade them to ditch their Kindles and rely on its own technology. Independent bookseller Pages and Pages has made...

    Page 22 Apr 2013

  • New James Bond book revealed

    Avid fans of James Bond have been informed that the next book in the series will go under the title Solo.Author William Boyd revealed the information at the London Book Fair and told how the name of the...

    Page 16 Apr 2013

  • Historic library set for restoration

    An historic library in Scotland looks more likely than ever to be restored, after the offer of a grant to help with the work was made. The Brechin Advertiser has told how the Inglis Memorial Hall in Edzell...

    Page 10 Apr 2013

  • 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 shortlist for the £10,000 Commonwealth Book Prize...

    Page 10 Apr 2013

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  • Penguin and Random House merger 'backed by EU'

    Helen Clifford, 09 Apr 2013

    Two major publishing groups look set to complete a merger after the European Commission gave the thumbs-up to the deal. Penguin and Random House are to join forces, with the merger given approval after...

    Page 09 Apr 2013

  • Somerset pub 'to open library'

    Emily Delchar, 05 Apr 2013

    A pub in the West Country looks set to go further than simply offering pints of beer and packets of crisps, as it is also planning to provide a library facility. The Stoke Inn at Chew Stoke wants to open a...

    Page 05 Apr 2013

  • Publisher 'bringing values of the past to the present'

    Emily Delchar, 05 Apr 2013

    A key figure in the German publishing market has revealed the secret to his success - persisting with the values of the past, even when working in the present. Mathias Dopfner is the chief executive of...

    Page 05 Apr 2013

  • Sheffield residents launch library petition

    Helen Clifford, 03 Apr 2013

    Summary: A petition with more than 10,000 names is opposing library cuts in Sheffield. The people of Sheffield have revealed their determination to prevent cuts leading to the closure of any of the city's...

    Page 03 Apr 2013

  • Random House posts record profits for 2012

    Emily Delchar, 28 Mar 2013

    Random House saw its operating profits jump by a record 75 per cent year on year in 2012, reaching £275 million, with sales also soaring by 22 per cent to a staggering £1.78 billion. This leap in revenues...

    Page 28 Mar 2013

  • French booksellers to get extra funding

    Helen Clifford, 27 Mar 2013

    With one eye on the situation in the US, where a number of small and indie booksellers have fallen on hard times as a result of increased competition from large online retailers, the French government has...

    Page 27 Mar 2013

  • Potomac Books acquired by University of Nebraska Press

    Helen Clifford, 26 Mar 2013

    The University of Nebraska Press has acquired leading historical non-fiction publishing house Potomac Books, which will continue to operate under the guidance of publisher Sam Dorrance from the company's...

    Page 26 Mar 2013

  • Melville House to open new UK-based publishing company

    Emily Delchar, 25 Mar 2013

    American publisher Melville House, which was launched in 2001 by Dennis Johnson and Valerie Merians, is to open a brand new company in Britain that will operate as a separate entity from its parent...

    Page 25 Mar 2013

  • American novels are 'more emotional' than British ones

    Emily Delchar, 21 Mar 2013

    A group of researchers from the University of Bristol have discovered that over the course of the 20th century American novelists began including more 'emotional' words and content in their work than their...

    Page 21 Mar 2013

  • Amazon to pay authors more regularly

    Helen Clifford, 20 Mar 2013

    Amazon Publishing is to begin paying authors royalties within 60 days of the end of each month, rather than every 90 days as was previously the case. The news was announced by the company's vice president...

    Page 20 Mar 2013

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