Fri, 15/02/2013 - 08:30
Curation, technology and creating a cultural destination were three of the key themes that emerged from the first Foyles bookshop workshop held on Monday (11th February) in partnership with The Bookseller.
Representatives from across the industry came together at the Charing Cross Road store to discuss how to create...
Fri, 24/08/2012 - 12:06
Osprey Group has appointed James Spackman as the managing director of Watkins Publishing.
Spackman moves from Hodder where he is sales and trade marketing director. He will take on the new job in November.
In the position, Spackman will work alongside Duncan Baird to develop the Watkins and Duncan Baird imprints in the...
Mon, 02/07/2012 - 12:20
There are many problems that loom over publishers these days. Among the loomiest—and most familiar—are these two:
How do we talk directly to readers?
How do we show that we matter?
I have a suggestion that might help answer both of these questions: allow the public to see more of what we do....
Fri, 22/06/2012 - 08:55
Publishers should engage more with consumers by exposing the publishing process, delegates at the Bookseller's Creativity Day conference on design and marketing heard yesterday (21st June).
Hodder sales and trade marketing director James Spackman (pictured), speaking as part of the marketing morning segment of the conference, said...
Fri, 01/06/2012 - 11:00
Social media is inescapable in publishing right now.
Mediating contact between writers and readers has always been part of a publisher's role. Indeed, on a rather wafty philosophical level, that's almost a working definition of 'publisher'. But as a practical focus, bringing the two together in a manageable and...
Wed, 01/10/2008 - 06:01
James Spackman has been promoted to sales and marketing director of both John Murray and Sceptre. Previously he was responsible solely for John Murray. Hachette stressed the move would not affect either firm's output as they would "maintain their full editorial autonomy their own dedicated design, production and publicity teams with...