Thu, 17/04/2014 - 09:40
The European Commission (EC) is calling for the “complementary” use of Open Educational Resources as part of a transformation of Europe’s education systems, EC policy officer Ricardo Ferreira told the What Works? education conference at the London Book Fair last week. But research from Germany, presented at the same event,...
Wed, 16/04/2014 - 09:20
John Wiley & Sons is to buy distance learning training company CrossKnowledge for the sum of $175m in cash. The transaction is expected to close on 1st May.
France-based CrossKnowledge is a privately owned company with over 200 employees, offering cloud-based distance learning for multinational corporations, universities and small...
Tue, 15/04/2014 - 09:10
Katie Bond, formerly Bloomsbury director of trade marketing and publicity, has been appointed publisher at The National Trust.
Bond will take up the new role in late April, reporting to Daniel Dodd, content and communications director. She will be responsible for managing all National Trust publishing, overseeing its trade...
Mon, 14/04/2014 - 09:42
Jonathan Cape has confirmed that Ian McEwan's new novel The Children Act will be published on 4th September.
The novel is described as centring on a female High Court judge called to preside over legal case involving two parents who are refusing medical treatment for their sick son due to their religious beliefs.
Mon, 14/04/2014 - 09:40
W F Howes has secured worldwide audio rights for Good Morning, Mr Mandela, the memoir by the late Nelson Mandela's personal assistant Zelda la Grange.
The rights were acquired through Alice Lutyens at Curtis Brown Literacy Agency London.
The memoir tells the story of how the life and beliefs of La...
Wed, 09/04/2014 - 10:35
Two Roads publisher Lisa Highton has secured debut novel Church of Marvels by US writer Leslie Parry.
Highton acquired UK and Commonwealth rights by pre-empt from Elizabeth Sheinkman of WME.
Church of Marvels is set in 1899 New York, and concerns four intertwined lives: those of sisters Odile and Belle,...
Wed, 09/04/2014 - 09:40
Prime minister David Cameron has accepted the resignation of culture secretary Maria Miller after days of intense media coverage of her mortgage expenses.
Earlier this month Miller was censured for over-claiming on her mortgage, asked to repay...
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 15:31
Pearson has appointed Giovanni Giovannelli as the new managing director for its business in Brazil.
Giovannelli was previously c.e.o. of Brazilian English language learning business Grupo Multi, which Pearson acquired in December. Prior to Multi, Giovannelli held CEO positions in Brazil across the mining, energy and HR services...
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 08:50
Writer Doris Lessing was remembered as a visionary whose writing continued to surprise and challenge her readers, at a memorial service held yesterday afternoon (Monday 7th April).
Publishers from Italy, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Estonia, Poland, Turkey, China and Japan, together with authors, agents and fans, joined...
Thu, 27/03/2014 - 09:35
Richard Fisher, managing director of academic publishing at Cambridge University Press, will step down from his role at the end of this year.
Fisher joined the publisher 30 years ago as a graduate trainee, working for many years as a commissioning editor in history and politics, before taking on a series of managerial roles and then...