Fri, 22/02/2013 - 09:15
A shortlist of six titles has been chosen for the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year, including studies of Adolf Hitler's health, pigeon housing and sharpening pencils.
Was Hitler Ill? by Henrik Eberle and Hans-Joachim Neumann (Polity) will contend Lofts of North America: Pigeon Lofts by Jerry Gagne...
Mon, 02/04/2012 - 01:12
Cooking with Poo, a Thai cookbook penned by Bangkok resident Saiyuud Diwong and published in Australia, has trumped its rivals to scoop The Bookseller's coveted Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year award.
The 114-page cookbook was crowned the winner having received the majority share of the public vote...
Fri, 24/02/2012 - 08:46
A guide to Estonian socks, an examination of the role of the fungus in Christian art, and a celebration of the humble office chair are among the books in contention for the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year—the prestigious literary award run by The Bookseller since 1978.
A total of 64 books were submitted...
Fri, 25/03/2011 - 08:34
A book advising dentists to manage their practices according to the leadership techniques of a legendary Mongolian warlord has been voted the winner of the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year.
Managing a Dental Practice the Genghis Khan Way by Michael R Young (Radcliffe Publishing) was crowned the winner with the majority...
Fri, 18/02/2011 - 08:28
A Mills & Boon bonkbuster, an examination of the ongoing debate surrounding organ procurement, and a guide to managing a dental practice in a Mongol warlord kind of way, are among the titles vying for the Diagram Prize for the Oddest Book Title of 2010.
The latest instalment of the prestigious literary award, conceived in 1978 as...
Fri, 18/02/2011 - 00:01
Last year was a toughie for printed books. Attacked from all sides by an army of electronic upstarts, all printed books could do was hope that the public still loved them‚ loved them enough to fight against this raging e-nemy. Sadly, e-books found an ally in the economic downturn and sales of the poor old printed book fell by £56m...
Fri, 26/03/2010 - 05:00
Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by Dr Daina Taimina (A K Peters) has won the 2009 Diagram Prize, having received the majority of the public vote for the oddest titled book of the year at thebookseller.com.
Taking 42% of the votes cast, it beat off competition from What Kind of Bean is this Chihuahua? By...
Fri, 26/03/2010 - 00:00
When the credit crunch first bit, my initial fear did not concern the possibility of a reduction in the regularity of hot dinners, nor the fact I may ...
Sun, 21/02/2010 - 09:30
Nazi spoons, murderous cyborgs and the musings of an invertebrate hunter are among the subjects tackled in the books nominated for the latest installment of the Diagram Prize.
The prize, which celebrates the oddest book title of the year, received a record number of submissions in 2009, with 90 books suggested to 2008’s 32. After...
Thu, 18/02/2010 - 23:00
Autonomous Robots take on the Third Reich
THE BOOKSELLER TOWERS, London. — 2009. A year when lists were slashed,...