Thu, 24/04/2014 - 09:20
This year’s Bookseller Marketing and Publicity Conference will bring together over 250 book marketing and publicity professionals from across the trade, who will hear from successful book marketing and publicity campaigns, thought leaders in other industries and, for the first time, the booksellers who champion books and the literary...
Tue, 22/04/2014 - 09:50
More than half of Britain’s online retail spend goes to Amazon, working out at £70 for every man, woman and child in the country, according to a new BBC television programme.
Tue, 22/04/2014 - 09:40
Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died.
Penguin, Marquez's publisher in the UK, said it was "deeply saddened" by the death of the 87-year-old.
The author’s death was announced on Thursday 17th April by Fernanda Familiar, a spokeswoman for his family, on Twitter. She wrote:...
Mon, 14/04/2014 - 09:32
Lauren Ace is to join Riot Communications as campaign director.
Ace, currently a senior publicity manager at Macmillan Children’s Books, will join the agency on 3rd July, replacing Maura Brickell who is leaving to go travelling.
Anwen Hooson, Riot co-managing director, called Ace "a strategic and...
Fri, 11/04/2014 - 09:00
Two Granta titles have been shortlisted for the inaugural Thwaites Wainwright Prize for UK nature and travel writing (£5,000), run by Frances Lincoln in association with the National Trust.
Badgerlands by Patrick Barkham and Field Notes from a Hidden City by Esther Woolfson are joined on the shortlist...
Wed, 09/04/2014 - 10:30
Faber has signed a new novel from Sarah Hall, one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists 2013.
Lee Brackstone signed UK and Commonwealth rights in The Wolf Border in a deal with Clare Conville at Conville & Walsh. The book, set against a backdrop of an independent Scotland’s re-wilding projects, is said...
Wed, 09/04/2014 - 10:25
Bookomi Live—a new platform that will give people who pay the full r.r.p. for books access to live streamed events and exclusive e-content—will launch in the autumn.
It will initially focus on business and non-fiction books, having teamed up with Penguin Random House imprint Vermilion for its first event, which will focus...
Wed, 09/04/2014 - 10:20
Headline Publishing has acquired two tie-ins to ITV1 drama “Downton Abbey”, to be published alongside the fifth series in autumn 2014.
A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes, the neice of “Downton” creator Julian Fellowes, is an illustrated snapshot of life at Downton Abbey....
Wed, 09/04/2014 - 10:15
Michael Morpurgo will edit a new anthology of First World War material, with contributions from Camilla Parker-Bowles, Emma Thomson, Terry Pratchett, Jilly Cooper and Jacqueline Wilson.
Only Remembered, which will be published by Random House Children’s Publishers, will feature works of fiction and non-fiction, poems...
Wed, 09/04/2014 - 10:05
Sajid Javid, the MP for Bromsgrove and current financial secretary to the Treasury, has been appointed as the new culture secretary.
His appointment follows the resignation of Maria Miller earlier today.