Wed, 30/01/2013 - 07:30
Random House Children's Publishers will be publishing pre-school books around the CBeebies series "Woolly and Tig", partnering with the show's producers, Tattiemoon.
RHCP has acquired an exclusive three-year publishing deal for world English language rights excluding the USA in the titles, covering both print and...
Mon, 28/01/2013 - 08:25
Bloomsbury Children's Books is among the first to break cover over its plans to publish a royal baby title, with a picture book featuring a parachuting Queen planned for July.
Shh! Don't Wake the Royal Baby by Martha Mumford and Ada Grey will be released in paperback and e-book, with Bloomsbury having acquired world...
Fri, 25/01/2013 - 08:50
Literature in translation specialist Pushkin Press is launching a children’s imprint, with plans to publish works that have seen success overseas but have not yet been published in the UK.
Publisher and m.d. Adam Freudenheim and associate publisher Stephanie Seegmuller, who bought the publishing house last year, are...
Fri, 25/01/2013 - 08:30
The children’s and YA sessions at Digital Book World and the Publishers Launch children’s digital day provided some of the best sessions of DBW 2013.
Bowker’s business intelligence manager Carl Kulo and Bookigee c.e.o. Kristen McLean presented data from three samples—autumn 2011, and spring and autumn 2012...
Wed, 23/01/2013 - 09:36
Seven Stories, the national centre for children's books, is making a final push to galvanise support against Newcastle city council's plans to cut all funding to the body by 2015/16, with authors and publishers adding their voices to the campaign.
Newcastle's proposed 100% cuts to local arts organisations would mean Seven...
Wed, 23/01/2013 - 08:24
Egmont Press has allocated an initial budget of £300,000 to step up its digital advertising in 2013, appointing independent agency Total Media to manage its media campaigns.
The agency will produce and manage all Egmont Press' cross-platform campaigns for all future book launches, with authors including Michael Grant and...
Mon, 21/01/2013 - 16:08
Oxford University Press will be supporting the BBC Radio 2 "500 Words" story competition with children's language research for the second year running.
The publisher will track children's language by analysing all the words in the stories entered into the 2013 Radio 2 “500 Words” short story competition,...
Mon, 21/01/2013 - 11:02
The National Schools Reading competition has launched today, with up to 200,000 children in years 5 and 6 at primary schools across England taking part.
The Read for My School scheme, from the Pearson Foundation and Booktrust, with support from the Department for Education, begins with more than 3,000 classrooms involved.
Mon, 21/01/2013 - 08:40
W H Smith will open two dedicated children's bookshops, branded as Zoodle, in Manchester Airport in February. The retailer will also open its first BooksPlus shop somewhere in the UK this spring.
The company revealed plans to work on a variety of new formats in its a.g.m. last October, with the first Zoodle shop opening in...
Fri, 18/01/2013 - 07:30
The value of the children’s physical books market last year was marginally up on 2011, according to Nielsen BookScan figures.
HarperCollins enjoyed its most successful year since 2008, usurping Hachette to become the second most valuable children’s publisher.
Overall the children’s sector, in terms...