Mon, 11/02/2013 - 08:12
Children's publisher Chicken House and the Times are on the way to choosing the title that will secure a worldwide publishing deal in their annual competition, with the selection narrowed down to a shortlist.
The shortlist is made up of five titles, with a mixture of fantasy, contemporary and futuristic novels....
Thu, 06/12/2012 - 08:15
Amazon.com has introduced Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, a subscription service for children aged 3-8 years, which brings together children's content including books, apps, games, films and television programmes.
It is a paid-for extension to Kindle FreeTime, a free feature on the Kindle Fire devices, which offers parents the...
Mon, 17/09/2012 - 10:37
Orion Children's Books has acquired a new title by wildlife expert and adventurer, Steve Backshall, adding to his Deadly publishing programme.
Orion Children's Books managing director and publisher Fiona Kennedy bought world rights in the new title, Deadly Diaries, through Julian Alexander at LAW and Luigi Bonomi at LBA on...
Mon, 09/01/2012 - 08:20
Publisher Tamarind Books has called for more writers and illustrators to tackle multicultural issues in their work, pointing to a lack of strong writing in this area. Fiction editor Parul Bavishi said: "I am looking for great multicultural books, but it is hard to attract good submissions."
Tamarind, which was originally...
Mon, 31/10/2011 - 07:20
Booked Up, the government-funded programme that gives a free book to Year 7 pupils, has found that more than half of students read books more often as a result of taking part in the initiative.
The evaluation of the programme was carried out by Booktrust, which also administers Booked Up, and research firm ERS. It found that more...
Mon, 18/02/2008 - 08:20
Scholastic UK has decided to split its book club and book fair operation into separate businesses following a review of the division. The move means that Miles Stevens-Hoare, m.d. of the combined Scholastic Book Clubs and Book Fairs division, and Jes Pepper, group operations director, are leaving the company.
Scholastic said it would...