Thu, 07/02/2013 - 15:29
Learning resources for use on tablets and mobile phones were at the forefront of the BETT 2013 show for learning technology, held at the ExCeL exhibition centre in London’s Docklands.
The major technology companies—including Google, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Microsoft and Samsung—dominated the exhibition with prominent...
Thu, 31/01/2013 - 09:14
A new research centre at Glasgow university will examine "the changing nature of copyright and the need for new business models in the digital age" to shape policy in the area.
The Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology (CREATe), launched today (31st January), has a £5m investment...
Wed, 30/01/2013 - 16:44
Hilary Mantel has won the Costa Book of the Year for her Man Booker-winning novel Bring Up the Bodies (Fourth Estate).
The decision was "unanimous" according to chair of judges Jenni Murray, who said: "One book simply stood head and shoulders, more than head and shoulders, on stilts, above the rest"....
Wed, 30/01/2013 - 08:30
Chorleywood Bookshop in Hertfordshire, which already runs the Chorleywood Literary Festival, is to hold a book festival for children.
Carol Ann Duffy, Rachel Bright, Simon Mayo, Laura Dockrill [pictured] and Jez Alborough are among poets and authors holding events at The Great Little Litfest, which will run from 9th to 15th March and...
Tue, 29/01/2013 - 11:55
Richard Newton's The Management Book: How to Manage Your Team to Deliver
Outstanding Results (FT/Prentice Hall) has won the Chartered Management Institute Management Book of the Year.
The £5,000 competition, run in association with the British Library and sponsored by Henley Business School, is judged by a...
Tue, 29/01/2013 - 08:45
Barnes & Noble has said it is "fully committed to the retail concept" and has made no adjustment to its bookshop closing plan.
The US retailer has issued a statement following a Wall Street Journal report which...
Mon, 28/01/2013 - 11:00
Scotland's East Neuk Festival of chamber music (3rd to 7th July) will feature an expanded literary programme this year.
The programme is curated by Catherine Lockerbie and Jenny Brown.
Andrew Greig, Sir John Lister-Kaye, Esther Woolfson and Vivian French are among the authors participating, with the events themed around...
Fri, 25/01/2013 - 16:26
The group title under which the combined lists of Frances Lincoln, Aurum Press, Jacqui Small, Union Books and Apple Press will now be known has been announced as The Aurum Publishing Group.
The combined lists have also been brought under one roof for the first time, moving to White Lion Street in London's Angel, N1.
Fri, 25/01/2013 - 15:22
Indian writer Jeet Thayil has won the third DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, worth $50,000, for his debut novel Narcopolis (Faber).
Chair of the prize jury K Satchidandan, praised the "extreme verbal artistry and lyrical intensity" of the winning novel, set in Bombay in the 1970s and also shortlisted for the...
Fri, 25/01/2013 - 08:45
Presenter Mariella Frostrup is the voice of a new fundraising campaign from the National Literacy Trust.
Frostrup narrates a film telling the story of eight-year-old Mia, whose family are illiterate but who learns to read through the help of NLT. The film for Mia's Campaign can be seen at www.literacytrust.org.uk.