Fri, 01/02/2013 - 06:00
Pan Macmillan director of digital and communications Sara Lloyd will chair the fifth London Book Fair Digital Minds Conference on 14th April 2013.
The conference, which focuses on digital trends, will also feature confirmed speakers Will Atkinson, Faber sales and marketing director, speaking on the year in...
Wed, 12/09/2012 - 11:11
Welcome back to publishing’s autumn term, and the much anticipated annual cookbook wars. Jamie v Nigella. Hugh v Lorraine. Ottolenghi v Slater. As we approach the final quarter of a tricky year, a lot of houses are gambling on consumer appetites in this sector remaining insatiable.
But if you’re holding out for those day-...
Fri, 07/09/2012 - 09:20
John Bond, former m.d. of Press Books at HarperCollins, has teamed up with former HarperPress senior editor Annabel Wright to launch a new publishing services outsource agency, whitefox (www.wearewhitefox.com).
Bond and Wright are supported by financier Rupert Ashe of D5 Capital, with Peter...
Fri, 23/03/2012 - 10:00
Penguin is to sell physical books direct to consumers through pop-up shops as part of a plan to “amplify” the prominence of the Penguin brand and develop a closer relationship with consumers.
Penguin UK chief executive Tom Weldon said building the brand’s connection with consumers was “absolutely everything...
Mon, 21/11/2011 - 09:45
The creator of the "Silent Witness" TV drama is to write a tie-in digital serial as the launch title for a new company called Boxfiction.
Former Press Books m.d. John Bond is working with the company, which launches on Monday, in an advisory capacity. Dubbed "a TV series that you read", Boxfiction will sell "...
Thu, 26/05/2011 - 15:55
Press Books m.d. John Bond is leaving HarperCollins by the end of June "following a mutual agreement" between himself and HC c.e.o. Victoria Barnsley.
The division, which comprises Fourth Estate and HarperPress, will be run by Barnsley in the short term, assisted by special projects director Katie Fulford. HC said the...
Wed, 30/04/2008 - 14:49
HarperCollins has finally acquired certain assets from collapsed blog-to-book publisher The Friday Project, two months after it went into administration.
HC bought TFP’s website, name and author contracts for an undisclosed sum from administrator Panos Eliades, Franklin and Company. TFP will be housed in the Press Books wing of HC...