Fri, 07/03/2014 - 08:15
Catherine Taylor, formerly publisher at The Folio Society, has been appointed deputy director of English PEN.
She takes up her new role on 14th April, reporting to director Jo Glanville.
The deputy director post focuses on corporate sponsorship, fundraising and membership, as well as giving senior management and strategic...
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 08:30
Presenter Mark Lawson has stepped down as presenter of Radio 4's flagship arts programme, "Front Row", after 16 years at the show.
The 51-year-old said he was leaving the role "for personal reasons", following a joint agreement with the BBC.
He said in a statement: "For...
Tue, 04/03/2014 - 09:05
Novelist Hanif Kureishi has dismissed creative writing courses as "a waste of time" and said he would never have gone on one himself, despite teaching a writing course at Kingston University.
Kureishi was speaking at the Independent Bath Literature Festival, at an event supported by the creative writing department of Bath...
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...
Wed, 26/02/2014 - 09:20
One-time "Kindle King" Kerry Wilkinson, who made his name as a self-published bestseller, has said his experience of being traditionally published by Pan Macmillan has "been great", pointing to traditional poster and billboard advertising as bringing "normalcy" to his published work.
Tue, 25/02/2014 - 08:40
Former Waterstones' non-fiction range buyer John Lewis and school librarian Anna James [pictured] are to join The Bookseller. Lewis joins next week as charts and data analyst; James joins in March as books and media editor working across The Bookseller and We Love This Book.
Lewis, a 10-year veteran of...
Mon, 24/02/2014 - 08:55
Birmingham based book wholesaler Computer Bookshops is reportedly up for sale after falling into administration.
An initial 24 jobs have been lost but 26 staff have been kept on by administrators David Bennett and Nigel Morrison of Grant Thornton.
The company will continue to trade and administrators are hoping to sell it as a...
Thu, 20/02/2014 - 12:10
US author James Patterson has followed through on his promise to donate $1m to US independent bookstores, choosing an initial 55 recipients.
A total of $267,000 (£160,000) has been handed out in grants which range from $2,000 to $15,000....
Wed, 19/02/2014 - 08:30
There are only three days left to nominate yourself, your colleagues or company for one of the 22 awards up for grabs at The Bookseller Industry Awards.
Categories include: Rights Professional of the Year, Manager of the Year, Supply Chain Innovation Award and Publisher of the Year.
If a colleague or team has particularly...
Fri, 14/02/2014 - 08:30
There are only seven days left to enter The Bookseller Industry Awards and put yourself, your company or a colleague in the spotlight at the most prestigious awards in the book business.
The accolade of winning goes well beyond the night of the awards; winning is a great boost for your pride, team morale and business. Last year’...