Thu, 17/04/2014 - 10:00
UK publishing has been slow in making progress towards gender equality in the top roles, industry figures say, with some suggesting that the preponderance of men working in the tech sector has influenced publishers’ recruitment.
But an increasing number of women in high-profile digital publishing roles shows the industry is in...
Fri, 11/04/2014 - 10:00
This year’s London Book Fair—the last to be held in the Earls Court premises—has been hailed as “buzzing” and “busy”, although also thinner than usual in terms of good books on offer to UK editors. The positive mood among delegates also extended to the move to the smaller Olympia venue (pictured) for...
Thu, 10/04/2014 - 10:00
UK publishers at London Book Fair were yesterday (9th April) chasing a deal for a Swedish epic family drama based on a true story. Meanwhile, a UK deal for a “great” German novel was also close.
Made in Sweden, authored by journalist and crime writer Anders Roslund and screenwriter Stefan Thunberg, has already...
Thu, 10/04/2014 - 09:50
Big deals struck at this year’s London Book Fair include a quartet of adult fantasy novels and a non-fiction book from the former governor of the Bank of England, Lord Mervyn King.
Little, Brown acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to King’s book on the state of the world economy. Provisionally titled Alchemy or...
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 10:00
A buoyant US market will set the agenda at the 2014 London Book Fair, with a strong Stateside presence driving a wave of deals.
The Fair opens today (Tuesday 8th April).
US agents have said that the country’s successful handling of the transition to digital has been key in boosting spirits across the Atlantic....
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 09:10
Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) will team up with The Bookseller this year to sponsor two initiatives focusing on new talent in the industry, including Rising Stars, the magazine’s annual list of up-and-comers in the British book trade.
Rising Stars is The Bookseller’s yearly feature which spotlights around 35...
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:00
If there is an overriding theme this first quarter in print books, it is that children’s is the place to be.
In the first 12 weeks of the year, Nielsen BookScan’s Children’s, Young Adult & Education category was up an impressive 7.1% in value terms, against an overall print market decline of 2.5%. At £269m...
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 10:00
Amazon has said it wants to build “the world’s most author-centric publishing house”, and it is stepping up its publishing activities in the UK as it seeks to demonstrate that it can run a successful publishing operation based on the traditional model.
The company is recruiting for UK publishing staff, including a...
Mon, 24/02/2014 - 16:40
Industry figures have voiced hopes for the latest government-commissioned review into the library service, but there has been strong scepticism from campaigners.
The report, commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport alongside the Department for Communities & Local Government, will look at core principles,...
Mon, 17/02/2014 - 09:25
Following a month of upheaval in the independent sector, publishers have told The Bookseller that they are focusing on marketing, cost control, export sales, new routes to market and diversification in order to survive.
The comments have come ahead of the Independent Publishers Guild’s annual conference this month, and...