Mon, 27/04/2009 - 08:26
Mr Big by Ed Vere (Puffin) has been chosen for this year’s Booktime programme, organised by independent reading charity Booktrust, which distributes 1.4m free books to all four and five-year-olds in England.
All Booktime packs will also contain a special abridged version of The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems...
Fri, 24/04/2009 - 05:01
The winners of the 2009 And/Or Book Awards have been announced, with "The House of Mirth" director Terence Davies revealing the names at a ceremony at the BFI Southbank last night.
Steidl title Susan Meiselas: In History, edited by Kristen Lubben won the Best Photography Book prize, while the Best Moving Image Book...
Thu, 23/04/2009 - 07:20
The publishing industry is facing a “format war” over e-books, according to Simon Juden.
Interviewed in today’s Guardian, the chief executive of the Publishers Association said that “A format war could hold back the development of the e-book market”.
He said that the industry must agree on a...
Thu, 23/04/2009 - 07:16
David Fickling Books has bought a new title for younger readers by Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.
The new title, Boom, follows the adventures of two boys who discover their teachers talking in code when they bug the staff room. It will be illustrated by Haddon, who is also a...
Thu, 23/04/2009 - 07:15
Journalist and editor of the Guardian’s Comment is Free Belief section, Andrew Brown, has won this year’s book award at the Orwell Prize for political writing.
His Fishing in Utopia, published by Granta, was described by the judges as “both charming and crystalline, the story of how the author fell in...
Wed, 22/04/2009 - 07:36
Borders is to become the sponsor of Sky Arts 1 and Sky Arts 1 HD in a new partnership which will begin on 1st May. Borders' logos will appear in 15-second 'idents' before and after programmes, produced by marketing communications agency Proletariat, part of the Media Circus Group.
Sponsorship will also appear on Sky Arts 1...
Tue, 21/04/2009 - 05:06
Publishing and events group Reed Elsevier has claimed that the key professional markets it serves "whilst not immune to the impact of the economic downturn, are more resilient than most" on the day of its annual general meeting in London. It adds that "these businesses benefit from a strong subscription base and the growing...
Thu, 16/04/2009 - 06:55
Shares in publishing and events group Reed Elsevier have risen after Goldman Sachs, the American investment bank, said that the stock was trading at an "extreme discount for quality assets" and added it to its "conviction buy" list.
According to the Times, shares in the group led the FTSE 100, rising 27p to...
Thu, 16/04/2009 - 06:49
The shortlist for the Miles Franklin Literary Award has been announced, with five titles in the running for the Australian prize, which is worth A$42,000 (£20,200).
Tim Winton, who has won the prize three times before, and has been nominated for the Man Booker, is shortlisted for Breath (Penguin).
Thu, 16/04/2009 - 06:40
US President Barack Obama's new dog, Bo, is to star in his own picturebook.
According to Sky News, Bo, America's Commander in Leash will be published next week. Mascot Books, a small independent publisher from Virginia in the US, has rushed out the title. The creators had been researching the title for two months,...