Fri, 07/05/2010 - 15:01
Publishing Technology Publisher of the Year
Faber & Faber
Venerable firm with a forward-thinking approach
In its 80th anniversary year Faber looked remarkably young with the creation of a digital branch of the business—headed by Henry Volans—with more than 1,000 backlist titles digitised, including the entire...
Fri, 30/04/2010 - 11:27
ORION LITERARY AGENT OF THE YEAR
Jo Unwin—Conville & Walsh
Finding slush pile gold and high-profile clients
A former writer for children's television, Jo Unwin has made a meteoric start to her career in agenting—which began less than two years ago. She had also previously worked as a bookseller and in...
Fri, 30/04/2010 - 11:00
MARTINA COLE GENERAL OR CHAIN BOOKSELLING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Shoppers' favourite promotes value
Asda has seen a good year for growth in a tough market. Already the store has a "captive audience" of 18 million shoppers. The challenge for the team was to convince these shoppers to buy books and grow the market...
Thu, 29/04/2010 - 15:02
Independent, Carmarthen-based publisher Parthian is launching four titles in September to celebrate young writing talent.
The Bright Young Things series includes two novels, a short story collection and travel writing by four young British authors, Susie Wild, Tyler Keevil, Wil Gritten and James Smyth. The cover designs come from...
Mon, 26/04/2010 - 13:59
Stoke Newington will host its first ever literary festival in June this year. The festival has been organised by Liz Vater, Jo Adams of Stoke Newington Books and Anne Beech of Pluto Press and will take place at venues in the North London district over the weekend of 4th-6th June.
Most of the speakers are London-based authors and...
Wed, 14/04/2010 - 17:14
Readers will be able to choose from four different covers of the paperback version of Stephen King’s latest novel, Under The Dome, with the readers’ favourite becoming the chosen cover for future editions.
Kelly Edgson-Wright, director of digital marketing and product development at Hodder & Stoughton, said the...
Mon, 12/04/2010 - 05:08
Anthony Quinn's The Rescue Man (Jonathan Cape) has won the Best First Novel Award at the 2010 Author's Club awards.
Quinn's debut work was praised as a "mature, beautifully crafted novel” by guest adjudicator Amanda Craig. He has worked for 20 years as a film and book critic for the Independent ...
Mon, 12/04/2010 - 04:12
The annual crimewriting festival CrimeFest has revealed the shortlists for its inaugural crime e-book prize and Sounds of Crime audiobook prize.
The prizes will be awarded at the CrimeFest Gala Dinner on 22nd May.
The eDunnit award shortlist for the best crime e-book of 2009 in full:
Josh Bazell for Beat The Reaper...