Fri, 19/09/2014 - 09:50
A government-initiated inquiry into the online-physical and e-book sectors in the UK, a digital skills tax incentive for SMEs, and a minimum spend on teaching resources are among the measures in the Publishers Association’s first Publishing Manifesto, released today (19th September).
The manifesto has been produced ahead of this...
Mon, 15/09/2014 - 09:10
The “really terrible” submission process of journal publication must be improved, Timo Hannay (pictured), m.d. of Digital Science, has said.
Four-year-old Digital Science is Macmillan Science & Education’s technology company, which provides software tools and services to scientists and managers. After a...
Fri, 12/09/2014 - 08:55
Open science platform Frontiers has won the gold award at the Assocation for Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) Awards for Innovation in Publishing, made this evening (11th September) at the ALPSP 2014 international conference in Heathrow.
Lausanne-based Frontiers, in which Nature Publishing Group bought a majority...
Thu, 11/09/2014 - 10:05
Responsibility for Europe's copyright enforcement has been moved in Jean-Claude Juncker's new Commission, from its previous home in the Internal Market & Services Directorate General to DG Connect, the directorate for the digital economy.
Last week book trade representatives...
Wed, 10/09/2014 - 09:40
A C Grayling, chair of the Man Booker judging panel, has revealed there were "tears in the eyes" over the "difficult" judging meeting to whittle down the Man Booker shortlist, announced yesterday (9th September), predicting that the judges...
Wed, 10/09/2014 - 09:25
John Wiley & Sons has reported a 4% year-on-year revenue rise at constant currency for the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year (to $438m), driven by a 12% rise in its Education business (up 12% to a total of $90.7m) and aided by the contribution from recent acquisitions in its Professional Development division ($9.6m).
Fri, 29/08/2014 - 12:09
Andrew O’Hagan’s new novel The Illuminations will be published by Faber on 5th February 2015.
The novel, the author's fifth, is described as "a beautiful, deeply charged story about love and memory, about modern warfare, the complications of fact and familial relationships."
"How much do...
Fri, 29/08/2014 - 09:20
Spain's domestic publishing market saw a year-on-year drop in turnover of approaching 12% in 2013, to a total of €2.18bn, according to the annual survey taken by the Spanish publishers association, the Federacion de Gremios de Editores de Espana (FGEE).
This latest fall means the market has seen a turnover drop of approaching...
Thu, 28/08/2014 - 10:00
More prominent individuals from Scotland's book trade – including BookSource m.d. Davinder Bedi and Sara Hunt, m.d. of Saraband, winner of last year's Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year - have spoken out about the industry implications of next month's independence referendum.
Wed, 27/08/2014 - 10:00
Birlinn m.d. Hugh Andrew and Edinburgh University Press chief executive Timothy Wright are among the 133 business leaders in Scotland who have signed an open letter to The Scotsman newspaper warning that the business case for independence has not yet been made.
The letter has made news headlines on national press and...