Mon, 20/08/2012 - 07:57
Igloo Books is looking to extend its list and digital strategy after its year-end results show the indie publisher has effectively "doubled in size" over the last two years.
The company achieved sales of £19.8million for the year to end of March 2012, up by £3 million from 2011. Profit for the company...
Mon, 06/08/2012 - 08:20
Scholastic has partnered with animal welfare charity the RSPCA for a two-year publishing deal, with the children's publisher to produce a range of RSPCA fiction, non-fiction, annuals and stickerbooks.
The publisher will donate a minimum of 15p to the RSPCA for every book sold. The fiction, non-fiction and annuals will be for...
Wed, 13/06/2012 - 07:00
Penguin Group launched its global licensing and consumer products division at the 2012 International Licensing Expo in Las Vegas yesterday [11th June].
The publisher hosted a Penguin Licensing and Consumer Products booth at the Expo, featuring its brands from the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, including Spot, Land of Me,...
Tue, 10/04/2012 - 08:10
The Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) is to have meetings with individual publishers over e-lending, with licensing business models among proposals for discussion. Leasing e-books for a set time period, or a limited number of loans—the proposal favoured by HarperCollins a year ago, and at the time widely criticised—are among the...
Thu, 25/03/2010 - 14:04
The Booksellers Association is meeting its council members after expressing concerns over the government’s long-awaited library review proposed a ban on the sector charging for e-books.
The Library Modernisation Review, published this week by culture minister Margaret Hodge, said the government would make an “affirmative...
Wed, 01/04/2009 - 11:49
Children's licensing group Entertainment Rights has called in the administrators Deloitte, but it has immediately sold its UK and US subsidiaries to Boomerang Media, a US copyrights business. The money paid will not result in any return to shareholders, but 90 staff will transfer to the new company.
Entertainment Rights said it had...
Tue, 22/01/2008 - 15:51
An animated television series of Andy Stanton's Mr Gum books is in production with Nickelodeon, with a pilot episode due by the end of the year.
The series is being co-written by Stanton with Andy Bobrow, writer on "Malcolm in the Middle”. The deal was struck by Eve White at Eve White Literary Agency, and follows a world...
Tue, 22/01/2008 - 12:21
Entertainment Rights, the company behind children's characters Postman Pat and Basil Brush, has confirmed it is in preliminary takeover talks. In a statement to the City, the company said it had entered discussions about its future ownership, following weekend press reports.
The statement read: "The board of ER notes the recent...
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