Thu, 23/05/2013 - 08:00
Penguin and W H Smith have partnered for a new summer reading campaign, which will raise money and awareness for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Launched today [23rd May] and running for eight weeks, the Read Pink Make a Difference campaign involves 30 Penguin women's titles by authors including Jojo Moyes, Lesley Pearse, Marian Keyes...
Wed, 22/05/2013 - 06:30
The auction of 50 first editions annotated by their authors, held at Sotheby's last night (21st May) in support of English PEN, raised a total of £439,200.
The star lot, a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, containing author J K Rowling's personal annotations and illustrations, was...
Tue, 21/05/2013 - 11:00
Random House has raised more than £60,000 for its charity partner, Shooting Star CHASE, over the past year, and has voted to continue its fundraising over the next 12 months.
Random House Group chair and c.e.o. Gail Rebuck presented a cheque for £61,469.36 to the children's hospice charity on Friday (17th May), after...
Tue, 07/05/2013 - 09:20
Publisher Phaidon Press and agency PFD have attracted criticism after agreeing to auction internships for charity for £5,000.
The publisher and literacy agency both agreed to allow charity The Second Half Centre, founded by Jill Shaw Ruddock, to auction a week-long internship to raise money.
The charity supports people...
Tue, 30/04/2013 - 06:30
Historical fiction authors Ben Kane, Anthony Riches and Russell Whitfield are walking the length of Hadrian's Wall in full Roman dress to raise money for charity.
The three authors, who all write about the Roman period, began on Sunday (28th April) and should complete the walk by 5th May. They are raising money for Combat Stress...
Mon, 15/10/2012 - 08:15
The charity Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) is calling on publishers to make more e-books accessible to blind people in the run-up to its Read for RNIB Day.
The charity is asking publishers to make more texts have a speech function, reporting that “only 7% of all books are accessible to [the] almost two million...
Fri, 05/10/2012 - 11:33
Writers Aminatta Forna, Kamila Shamsie, Paul Theroux and Henning Mankell have given support to a new Oxfam campaign to stop "land grabs" in developing countries.
The campaign seeks to get the World Bank to freeze temporarily its land deals to allow time for tighter controls to be put in place to ensure poor people don't...
Wed, 19/09/2012 - 08:30
Igloo Books and The Works are teaming up to produce a children’s book to raise money for charity Help The Heroes.
The book, called I Love You Daddy by Melanie Joyce with illustrations from Alison Edgson, is being produced by Igloo Books in a “read record and play” format, where parents can record either...
Thu, 16/08/2012 - 08:00
Independent Blue Jacaranda Publishing is to publish a title supporting Tusk, the charitable trust which aims to protect wildlife and alleviate poverty in Africa.
Arabella Parker and the Rhino Horn Poachers is part three of the Arabella Parker series by Ray Murray, and follows a young girl who takes part in a safari in South...
Mon, 06/08/2012 - 08:20
Scholastic has partnered with animal welfare charity the RSPCA for a two-year publishing deal, with the children's publisher to produce a range of RSPCA fiction, non-fiction, annuals and stickerbooks.
The publisher will donate a minimum of 15p to the RSPCA for every book sold. The fiction, non-fiction and annuals will be for...