Fri, 08/03/2013 - 09:30
Bloomsbury's Academic and Professional Division has won the IPG Independent Publisher of the Year, the flagship honour at the annual Independent Publishers Guild Awards.
Meanwhile there were also wins for Constable & Robinson, Nosy Crow, Crown House, Accent Press, Phoenix Yard Books, The History Press, Myriad Editions and...
Fri, 08/03/2013 - 09:15
Pearson is to make a number of employees in its English language teaching and language testing departments redundant as it seeks to adapt to a changing market.
The entire ELT sales team at Pearson is understood to have been told their roles are under threat, among others in the department. Staff were given news of the reorganisation...
Thu, 07/03/2013 - 13:17
The president of Pearson UK Rod Bristow has come out in support of the government’s plans to introduce courses in engineering and construction, while pledging the company would create “world class” vocational qualifications.
The department of education has announced it will develop seven qualifications in...
Fri, 01/03/2013 - 07:50
Graham Taylor, the Publishers Association’s former director of educational, academic and professional publishing, has set up his own consultancy firm on academic and educational publishing.
The Long Game Consultancy offers services on academic, scholarly and educational publishing in the UK, Europe and internationally in the...
Thu, 28/02/2013 - 10:33
Reed Elsevier has reported revenue and pre-tax profit growth in 2012, with the company saying it had made "good progress" in transforming its business into that of a professional information solutions provider.
The company reported a 2% increase in revenue during 2012 from the previous year, to £6.12bn. It achieved an...
Thu, 28/02/2013 - 10:00
Nature Publishing Group has made a majority investment in Switzerland-based Open Access publisher Frontiers, in what is being described as "a strategic alliance to advance the global open science movement".
NPG and Frontiers "will work together to empower researchers to change the way science in communicated, through...
Wed, 27/02/2013 - 17:21
The future of the book trade depends on future generations reading and writing books.
It may seem self-evident, but this future is far from secure when you consider that 20% of England’s 16-year-old pupils have literacy skills below the level expected of an 11 year old.
The Tail: How England’s schools Fail One...
Wed, 27/02/2013 - 09:43
John Smith & Son has seen a like-for-like sales increase of 14.3% in the year 2011-12, led by its Aspire student bursary scheme and growth in Africa.
The Scotland-based academic bookseller has reported that overall group revenue dropped by 3% to £37.9m, but profits increased by 10% after tax to £186,573.
Tue, 26/02/2013 - 10:11
Barack Obama's new directive on Open Access is another indication the UK is being too rigid in its approach, according to UK's Political Studies Association.
The American president yesterday (25th February) issued a US directive to instruct...
Mon, 25/02/2013 - 11:48
Pearson has announced a new strategic framework for the company, while revealing it will spend £150m in restructuring costs this year.
The publisher, which announced its 2012 results this morning (25th February), will be "significantly...