Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:20
The Ted Hughes estate has insisted there "is no secret being guarded" by withdrawing support for Professor Jonathan Bate's biography of the poet.
Damon Parker, a spokesperson and solicitor for the estate,...
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:00
The Bookseller is delighted to announce that journalist and broadcaster Mariella Frostrup is to host the 2014 Bookseller Industry Awards on 12th May.
Frostrup, whose many roles in the literary sphere include presenting BBC Radio 4's books programme "Open Book", and chairing the judges for the 2013...
Tue, 01/04/2014 - 09:20
WH Smith’s Irish stores achieved 185% increase in pre-tax profits to €1.5m (£1.24m) last year.
The Irish Examiner has seen the company’s accounts filed on Companies Office, which show that...
Mon, 31/03/2014 - 14:44
Ted Hughes' widow Carol has withdrawn her co-operation on a biography of the poet by academic Jonathan Bate planned for publication with HarperCollins, according to a Sunday Times report.
Bate, an English professor at Oxford, had been working on the biography for four years, using material such as journals, diaries and...
Mon, 31/03/2014 - 08:40
Culture secretary Maria Miller is set to repay up to £5,000 and be censured for over-claiming for her mortgage, according to a report in The Telegraph....
Thu, 27/03/2014 - 09:30
The UK's chief inspector of prisons has joined the growing number of voices objecting to the government's ban on sending books to prisoners.
Wed, 26/03/2014 - 09:00
Authors including Mark Haddon [pictured], Salman Rushdie, Jeffrey Archer, Alan Bennett and Ian McEwan have signed a letter urging the government to overturn a ban on prisoners being allowed to receive books from friends and family.
A group of writers...
Tue, 25/03/2014 - 09:10
Amazon has been given the option of acquiring a 4.2% stake in delivery firm Yodel.
The company has struck a deal with the Barclay brothers, owners of Yodel, the Ritz hotel and the Telegraph newspaper titles, according to accounts seen by...
Tue, 25/03/2014 - 08:20
Bruce Robertson, founder and managing director of the Diagram Group – sponsors of the Diagram Group Prize for the Oddest Title – has died.
Robertson died suddenly on Friday (21st March) in hospital after collapsing at his home. He had suffered poor health for a number of years.
A statement from the company said:...
Mon, 24/03/2014 - 14:20
North Yorkshire County Council is considering passing 23 of its 35 libraries to volunteers, warning that they may close if not taken on by community groups.
The council currently runs 35 libraries in towns including Harrogate, Ripon and Tadcaster, with a further seven libraries in the area already run by volunteers.