Fri, 10/05/2013 - 09:08
A range of exclusive Beatles content is being used in a "nine-month pre-publication awareness campaign" for Tune In, the first volume in Mark Lewisohn’s three-volume Beatles biography, The Beatles: All These Years.
Tune In, covering the lives of the Liverpool band from its beginning through...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 09:06
Arts Council England’s new director for libraries has said he would like to “change the debate” on public libraries and see more made of the popularity of the service.
Brian Ashley has 30 years experience in local government library services, and joined ACE in 2011 from the Museums, Libraries & Archives Council...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 09:06
Nick Perrett, group strategy and digital director at HarperCollins, will open the FutureBook Innovation Workshop on 30th May, framing the afternoon's debate on how publishers can innovate and take charge of the digital disruption. Perrett will join Random House's Dan Franklin, the author...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 09:04
The Charing Cross Road Festival—Love Charing Cross Road—will return to the famous London street on 22nd-23rd June, this time spanning two days instead of one.
The partnership was struck up between businesses on the street, including Foyles and Blackwell’s, last summer, to attract customers back to Charing Cross Road...
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...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 08:59
Random House imprint Yellow Jersey Press will be running a Yellow Jersey Press Cycling Festival in partnership with Foyles.
The free event will be held at Foyles' Royal Festival Hall Southbank shop in London on Saturday 18th May, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Events will include a cycling tour of the Southbank with author Ned...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 08:57
The Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) Ciara Eastell has been confirmed as the group’s president elect.
She will take over the role of president from Janene Cox in June 2014 for a two year term.
Eastell is currently the head of libraries, culture and heritage for Devon County Council, having spent the last five years...
Thu, 09/05/2013 - 17:30
Digital books platform 24symbols has signed an international distribution agreement with mobile services company Zed, with Zed also taking a 32% stake in the 24Symbols business.
24symbols, created by a Spanish team and launched in 2011, has been described as “the Spotify for books”, and allows readers access to thousands...
Thu, 09/05/2013 - 16:15
Birlinn imprint Arena Sport is to mark Sir Alex Ferguson’s last season at Manchester United with a book celebrating his most successful year at the club.
Author and sports journalist Daniel Harris’ book Season of Wonder: Manchester United’s Historic Treble, looks back at the 1998-99 season when the team won...
Thu, 09/05/2013 - 15:45
In his speech at the Publishers Association a.g.m. writer Bill Thompson suggested that publishing was three different industries operating as one, and that as the core technology—the book—changes, these industries could develop into something that won’t collectively be known as publishing, and won’t exist in one...