Tue, 03/06/2008 - 08:12
Wise Dog Books, a new independent publishing company, has been set up by brand management consultant Victoria Barry, with its first titles due out this autumn.
Barry, who is the m.d. of Red Carpet Marketing and a former journalist, will launch Wise Dog in September with BookDiary 2009. The £18.99 paperback is a “book of books...
Mon, 02/06/2008 - 15:11
Attendance at this year's London Book Fair was up 10% on last year, with 25,302 visitors compared to 23,065 in 2007. The event, which took place in Earls Court for the second time following an abortive move to ExCel in 2006, saw 67 countries represented on stands, compared to 57 last year. The total number of main stand holders and sharing...
Wed, 28/05/2008 - 13:10
Microsoft's shock decision to wind down its Live Search Books programme has left a host of UK publishers in the lurch, with many having signed up to the programme at the London Book Fair in April.
Participating publishers first heard of the decision on Friday 23rd May when Microsoft director of publisher evangelism Clifford Guren...
Thu, 22/05/2008 - 14:48
The Friday Project directors Clare Christian and Scott Pack have broken their silence about the demise of the independent publishing company, laying out the reasons for its collapse and the thinking behind the deal with HarperCollins.
Thu, 22/05/2008 - 12:18
You live by the sword, you die by the sword. In The Friday Project’s (TFP) case, the sword was the internet—the brave new world that offers almost infinite possibilities, and just as many perils.
Launched in June 2005, TFP began flying its colours as the first mainstream publisher to truly tackle the web. It aimed to...
Mon, 19/05/2008 - 08:09
Nikola Scott is leaving Arrow for Little, Brown, where she is taking up the role of Sphere editorial director for fiction focusing particularly on crime and thrillers. Scott starts at Little, Brown on the 11th August and will report to Sphere publisher David Shelley.
She has been with Arrow for the last five years, most recently as a...
Fri, 16/05/2008 - 13:50
Jade Goody is to write a follow-up to her bestselling autobiography for John Blake, after HarperCollins cancelled publication of the paperback last year following controversy over her "Celebrity Big Brother" appearance.
Jade: Living and Learning is due this October (£18.99, h/b). Managing director John Blake said...
Thu, 15/05/2008 - 12:49
Scottish trade body Publishing Scotland, attacked by Birlinn last week over how it spends its public grant, has laid out how it will use the additional £60,000 awarded to it for 2009 by the Scottish Arts Council.
PS c.e.o. Lorraine Fannin said the money would be put towards international development to increase the sale of Scottish...
Wed, 14/05/2008 - 15:51
Digital and environmental issues prevailed at this year Booksellers Association conference in Brighton, with the mood of delegates clearly lightened by the hottest weather of the year so far.
In his address, BA president Graham Rand was perhaps not entirely full of sunny positivity about the state of the industry, but was content about...
Wed, 14/05/2008 - 05:25
The Bodleian Library has delved into its archives to create a new book series drawn from a collection of postcards. The Postcards from . . . series kicks off with Postcards from the Trenches, a collection of images portraying everyday life in the First World War battlefields. One image shows a group of men receiving communion before...