Tue, 25/03/2014 - 08:20
Bruce Robertson, founder and managing director of the Diagram Group – sponsors of the Diagram Group Prize for the Oddest Title – has died.
Robertson died suddenly on Friday (21st March) in hospital after collapsing at his home. He had suffered poor health for a number of years.
A statement from the company said:...
Fri, 21/03/2014 - 09:50
How to Poo on a Date has won the 36th annual Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year.
The book, by Mats & Enzo, published by Prion Press, topped a public vote to find the oddest title, in one of the closest contests in prize history. In the end, How to Poo on a Date: The Lovers' Guide to Toilet Etiquette...
Mon, 24/02/2014 - 08:02
Working class cats, South African trout and pies as biography are all some of the topics up for scrutiny as part of the 2014 Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year.
Six books have been selected from dozens of nominated titles, with the ultimate winner now chosen in a public vote on the Bookseller's sister...
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...