Wed, 01/08/2012 - 14:07
J K Rowling will be appearing at two public events this autumn to discuss her first novel for adults, one at the Southbank Centre in London, and one at the Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Rowling will be discussing The Casual Vacancy in conversation with BBC journalist Mark Lawson on the book's release date, 27th...
Wed, 01/08/2012 - 09:01
Waterstones has issued new advice to its bookstores on running author events, after concern that customers were being put off by writers handselling their own books, and that signings were lasting too long. One author was told that going forward author events should last no longer than 90 minutes, and be staffed by booksellers.
Thu, 07/06/2012 - 10:22
Authors have reacted angrily to news of a proposed qualification for Creative Practitioners Working with Children and Young People which would mean them having to study health and safety and child welfare, as well as "planning, delivering and evaluating creative learning activities".
It is unclear whether the qualification...
Fri, 09/12/2011 - 12:11
Bloomsbury has set up a literary events arm called Bloomsbury Institute, hosting literary salons, lectures and book clubs, as well as providing sessions for unpublished writers.
Claire Daly, previously festival co-ordinator for the Soho Literary Festival, has been appointed as...
Thu, 04/08/2011 - 08:50
Clare Conville, director of Conville & Walsh, has set up a literary and music festival in East Anglia with rare book dealer and close friend Simon Finch.
The Voewood Literary Festival, billed as "The Literary Garden Party of the Year", will take place at Finch's own house and gardens, an arts and crafts house in Holt...
Wed, 08/06/2011 - 14:53
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is to be sponsored by Guardian News & Media, in a newly-penned two-year deal.
The sponsorship deal will include coverage in the Guardian, the Observer and its books website of the festival, with audiences able to review books and discuss events online.
Wed, 18/05/2011 - 14:46
Google is to partner with the Telegraph Ways with Words Literature Festival, as it celebrates its 20th year.
The 10-day festival will run from 8th-18th July at Dartington Hall in South Devon. Online partners Google will co-host "Free Speech: The Great Middle East Revolution" on 8th July, discussing the role of...
Wed, 18/05/2011 - 09:33
Dominic Myers has called on the book industry to collaborate in creating more nationwide events like World Book Night in order to enhance the dialogue around books. The Waterstone's m.d told the Book Industry Conference forum yesterday (17th May) that book sales were increasingly being driven by events and appealed to different sectors of...
Mon, 09/05/2011 - 08:42
London Review Bookshop World Literature Weekend has announced its festival line-up celebrating books in translation.
Novelists Javier Cercas, Cees Nooteboom, A S Byatt, Daniel Kehlmann and Ramsey Nasr, the poet laureate of the Netherlands, are among the names headlining the annual festival, which is supported by English PEN, the...
Mon, 11/10/2010 - 08:20
The Cheltenham Literature Festival looks set for a record breaking year with more than 100,000 tickets sold before the first event opened on Friday, just 10,000 tickets than were sold during the whole of the 2009 festival.
The Gloucester Echo reports thousands are showing up to the festival, which runs until Saturday, to see the likes of...