Wed, 17/04/2013 - 11:20
The Independent Alliance consortium of UK publishers is partnering with the ICA to launch a one-day festival “to celebrate and explore independence across the creative industries” in Britain.
The event, which will run on 6th June, will feature publishers such as Faber’s Stephen Page and Atlantic’s Ravi...
Mon, 11/06/2012 - 07:30
Organisers of the annual Catteshall Stroll, in memory of the late Random House group managing director Peter Bowron, are looking for more book trade teams to take part in this year's event.
Currently Random House, Hachette, Anova, The Book People and the Independent Alliance are confirmed, and the organisers are seeking at least...
Fri, 23/09/2011 - 10:04
The Independent Alliance has launched a nationwide loyalty card scheme for independent bookshops, with 114 indies signed up so far.
Love Your Indie, which will be run in association with the Guardian and Observer as part of their Books Season, has been put together by Faber marketing director Joanna Ellis and Icon...
Wed, 16/03/2011 - 16:23
Atlantic Books has made five positions redundant, including commercial director Daniel Scott, a cut of around 15% to the 34-strong staff.
The Independent Alliance publisher has recently restructured several of its key departments. Sarah Castleton, editorial director, will also depart at the beginning of April, while Scott will leave...
Mon, 25/10/2010 - 15:57
Granta Books has launched a new website, which it believes offers a "fresh, intuitive and personal approach".
The new site now has sections including a regularly updated selection of ‘Essential Granta Books’, news from the publisher, information on the Granta publishing team and events listings.
Sun, 17/10/2010 - 09:24
Faber has reported a record turnover of £17.5m for 2010, despite profit falling by 2.6% to £436,000. The publisher attributed the drop in profit to investment in new businesses, including its new Faber Digital wing, as well as its move to new offices in Great Russell Street, central London.
Sales were up 10% for the financial...
Fri, 15/10/2010 - 06:19
Margaret Stead has been promoted to the role of publishing director at Atlantic Books.
Stead joined the publisher as editorial director in April and previously worked for Harvill Press, where she was editorial director. Stead will report to chief executive and publisher Toby Mundy and the editorial department will report to Stead. She...
Mon, 27/09/2010 - 11:56
Quercus has confirmed that it nearly tripled its sales to £15.01m in the first half of the year.
In an interim management statement for the six months ending 30th June, the company reported that it had profit before tax of £3.3m, compared to a pretax loss of £0.26m for the same period last year....
Mon, 13/09/2010 - 12:07
Profile Books has promoted Daniel Crewe to the position of publisher.
Previously associate publisher at the company, Crewe joined Profile in 2005, taking on the role of editor among others. Prior to Profile, he worked at Rough Guides, and was previously a journalist. Andrew Franklin, founder of Profile, will remain as m.d.
Tue, 07/09/2010 - 08:15
Authors including P D James, Philip Kerr and Geoff Dyer will take part in the first ever Indie Alliance weekend to be held at Foyles.
The weekend will include author talks, panel discussions and a speed-author brunch. It will be held on 11th and 12th September at the Gallery at Foyles' flagship branch on Charing Cross Road.