Thu, 16/05/2013 - 12:00
Major publishers are donating e-books to the Get London Reading Campaign, backed by Nook.
Hachette UK, HarperCollins, Penguin and Random House have signed up to donate titles from bestselling children’s authors, including Michael Morpurgo’s A Medal for Leroy (HarperCollins) and Roald Dahl’s Charlie and...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 10:15
The growth in children’s digital reading is an “opportunity for publishers rather than a warning knell”, a leading figure in children’s reading has emphasised, as new research into the relationship between children, reading and technology is published.
For the first time, children are reading more on computers...
Wed, 15/05/2013 - 07:30
Vanessa Clarke, previously deputy children’s sales director at Macmillan, has joined top That! Publishing as head of trade sales.
Sales director at Top That! David Greggor praised Clarke’s “expertise and enthusiasm”, and said she will “drive UK trade sales forward”.
Clarke has almost...
Tue, 14/05/2013 - 14:00
Orion Children's Books has acquired a debut novel described as "a fresh and exciting new voice for middle grade readers" by Irish author Nigel Quinlan.
Editorial director Amber Caraveo bought world rights excluding US in the fantasy adventure title, Nothing to Do With Leaves, from Jenny Savill at Andrew Nurnberg...
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 08:30
Egmont plans “major” campaigns, including TV advertising, for two summer titles from Lemony Snicket and Barry Loser.
The paperback edition of Who Could That be at This Hour?, the first title in the new Lemony Snicket series, is being backed by TV ads which will run for a month on the Cartoon Network. The ads will...
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 08:15
Parragon has expanded its Little Learners series, releasing digital products for the first time.
The new lines include a free Play and Learn app, which is available for iOS and Android platforms, and has garnered more than 12,000 downloads per day, according to the publisher. Parragon’s Little Learners Sing Along e-book, priced...
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 07:30
Bloomsbury and the National Archives are to continue their partnership publishing children’s fiction and non-fiction titles, with four more planned for the next year.
Two titles that look at the Great Fire of London will be published on 12th September—non-fiction Great Fire of London Unclassified (£10.99...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 11:25
Macmillan Children’s Books has acquired a new children’s title by Man Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle.
The title, Brilliant, is set in Doyle’s native Dublin, and the publisher described it as “a short, allegorical ‘quest’ novel”, with elements of magic realism.
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 09:02
Oxford University Press Children’s is set to launch into Cornish language publishing with the Oxford Children’s Cornish–English Visual Dictionary, one in a new series of bilingual dictionaries for children aged eight-plus.
The dictionaries, to be published on 6th June (£9.99, paperback), take a themed...
Thu, 09/05/2013 - 14:50
Broadcasting Arabic talent worldwide is one of the mainstays of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, held last week (23rd April to 4th May).
An offshoot of the Shahjah International Book Fair, festival director Ahmed Al Ameri [pictured] says SCRF has “really taken off” since the the inaugural fair five years ago...