Mon, 22/04/2013 - 08:00
Sage has established its Beijing operation as a Wholly Owned Enterprise (WFOE) under the name of Sage Consulting (Beijing) Co Ltd.
The move establishes the academic publisher as a more permanent presence in the Asia Pacific region, following the opening of a regional headquarters in Singapore in 2006 and a representative office in...
Mon, 22/04/2013 - 07:00
Hodder & Stoughton debut The Universe versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence will be a "Big City Read" in Bristol and Glastonbury in May, in a scheme run with The Reading Agency (TRA), and Bristol and Somerset library services and bookshops.
One thousand copies of the novel, released in paperback on 9th May, will be...
Thu, 18/04/2013 - 08:30
Canadian writer A S A Harrison, whose debut novel The Silent Wife (Headline) is due for worldwide release in June, has died.
The writer had been due to participate in July's Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, as part of Val McDermid's "New Blood" panel event, which each year...
Tue, 16/04/2013 - 12:00
The Publishers Association has launched a new area of its website as a resource for those looking to work in publishing, or already in the industry.
Chief executive Richard Mollet said: "To continue its success, British publishing requires people with a range of...
Tue, 16/04/2013 - 11:45
Granta has apologised for a major overcrowding problem at last night's announcement ceremony for the Best of Young British Writers list, which saw publishers and agents shut out of the party to celebrate their authors at the British...
Tue, 16/04/2013 - 09:42
Hilary Mantel is in contention for yet another award, with Bring Up the Bodies (Fourth Estate) on the shortlist announced this morning (15th April) for the £30,000 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction.
However Mantel will face competition from two previous winners: Barbara Kingsolver, whose The Lacuna won in 2010...
Tue, 16/04/2013 - 09:40
Debut novelist Taiye Selasi, whose tale of a fractured family Ghana Must Go was published by Viking just a fortnight ago, is among the newest names in literary fiction to feature on the 2013 Granta Best of Young British Novelists list (in full, below).
The list has been hailed by booksellers for reflecting how much...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 11:50
Foyles head of marketing Miriam Robinson (pictured), literary agent Juliet Mushens, BookMachine founder Laura Austin and Head of Zeus co-founder Laura Palmer are the candidates shortlisted for this year's Kim Scott Walwyn Prize.
Agent Catherine Clarke, co-chair of the judging panel, said the judges had been "deeply impressed...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 11:20
South Africa's Times Media Group has announced its decision to sell its book retail chains, Exclusive Books and Van Schaik.
The media company's c.e.o. Andrew Bonamour said: "We are in the process of focusing the group around its core media businesses and while both book retail businesses hold a strong position in their...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 13:08
Novelist Salley Vickers is heading to cathedral cities across the UK in a themed tour for her new paperback, The Cleaner of Chartres (Penguin).
The publisher has teamed up with The Reading Agency for the tour, with TRA's contacts in the public library network approaching local cathedrals about hosting the author events...