Wed, 03/12/2008 - 08:35
In a sign of further setbacks at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the publisher of the company’s adult trade division has resigned.
Becky Saletan, who took the job in January, will leave the company on 10th December, reports the New York Times.
Last week, the publisher temporarily stopped acquiring new books as its parent...
Wed, 03/12/2008 - 08:33
The Daily Telegraph's literary editor, Sam Leith, has been made redundant as part of the latest round of job cuts by the Telegraph Media Group.
The Guardian reports that Leith was told of his redundancy yesterday (2nd December) and left the building immediately after nearly 10 years on the paper.
His departure comes after TMG...
Wed, 03/12/2008 - 08:30
The European Commission is launching a new European Union prize for contemporary literature.
The aim is to promote circulation of literature within Europe and encourage greater interest in non-national literary works, and the first European Prize for Contemporary Literature will be awarded in next autumn.
It will award emerging...
Wed, 03/12/2008 - 08:26
Entertainment UK's move into administration has forced retailer Zavvi to stop taking new orders for CDs, DVDs and computer games via its website.
EUK was Zavvi's main supplier of the items, according to the BBC, and its struggle to continue supplying retailer means that Zavvi also had to cancel existing orders.
W H Smith...
Wed, 03/12/2008 - 08:20
The "entire Woolworths empire", including its stake in 2Entertain, the BBC joint venture, is likely to be in administration by the end of the week, with its 10,000 pensioners at the back of a queue of creditors hoping to get their money back, reports the Times.
EUK and Woolworths’ 815 retail stores network was placed in...
Wed, 03/12/2008 - 06:32
Meredith Corporation has signed a licensing agreement with John Wiley giving Wiley exclusive rights to publish and distribute books based on various Meredith brands, including Better Homes and Gardens.
The agreement, effective 1st March, also makes Wiley the distributor for all existing Meredith titles to all channels, reports ...
Wed, 03/12/2008 - 06:28
Hachette Livre Australia has announced it is changing its name to Hachette Australia.
It is also launching a new company logo, "to recognise the truly international reach of what has become one of the Australia's biggest publishing groups", according to the company.
The move follows a similar rebrand of Hachette UK...
Thu, 27/11/2008 - 08:25
Reports of a buying freeze at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is news to the publisher of one its imprints, according to the Associated Press. Reports stated earlier this week that HMH, the US publisher of the likes of Philip Roth and Guenter Grass, had "temporarily stopped" buying books, in response to the economic crisis.
Thu, 27/11/2008 - 08:24
Zimbabwean playwright Cont Mhlanga, an outspoken opponent of Robert Mugabe's regime, has been honoured with an international award.
Mhlanga has won the inaugural $50,000 (£33,000) Artventure Freedom to Create Prize for his politically-charged satirical play The Good President, reports the BBC. The prize was created to honour...
Thu, 27/11/2008 - 08:22
A controversial European ranking system for humanities journals is to be expanded to include books, but has met with concern,
The Times Higher Education supplement reports that the expansion could see the publishers of edited volumes and monographs ranked alongside journals as part of the European Reference Index for the...