Fri, 08/03/2013 - 09:00
Hilary Mantel can add the £40,000 David Cohen Prize for Literature to her award cabinet after winning the lifetime achievement accolade last night (7th February).
Meanwhile it has emerged that actor Mark Rylance will play Thomas Cromwell in the BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies.
Thu, 07/03/2013 - 13:17
The president of Pearson UK Rod Bristow has come out in support of the government’s plans to introduce courses in engineering and construction, while pledging the company would create “world class” vocational qualifications.
The department of education has announced it will develop seven qualifications in...
Thu, 07/03/2013 - 10:00
More transatlantic collaboration between publishers could benefit booksellers in the UK, Booksellers Association president Patrick Neale has said, following the American Booksellers' Winter Institute Conference last week.
The Jaffe and Neale Bookshop owner said booksellers seemed more positive about book sales and the future of...
Thu, 07/03/2013 - 09:00
Newcastle City Council has approved a plan to cut its £1.2m arts grants, which will affect funding for the National Centre for Children’s Books and see libraries close.
The council approved the controversial plans as part of a decision to make £100m of savings at a meeting at Newcastle Civic Centre last night (6th...
Wed, 06/03/2013 - 09:29
The 3.1 version of Apple’s iBookstore has opened in Japan, selling e-books including some digital exclusives from some of the country’s top publishing houses.
The iBookstore will contain digitally enhanced books, including three exclusive novels from author and film-maker Ryu Murakami, including At the Airport, Exodus of...
Tue, 05/03/2013 - 10:05
The BBC has denied "a deal has been done" to sell a majority stake in Lonely Planet, saying it is continuing to explore "strategic options" for the travel publisher.
Tue, 05/03/2013 - 09:50
The British Retail Consortium has warned that if the government increases business rates in next month's budget it will lead to "inexorable pressure" on retailers.
The BRC made the warning as it reported a rise in sales in February by 2.7% like-for-like. Total sales were also up by 4.4% in February compared to a 2.3%...
Tue, 05/03/2013 - 09:15
Author Solutions has said no legal action has been lodged against it, despite a New York law firm's announcement that it is investigating the company.
Lawyers Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart LLP posted a message on its website yesterday (5th March) which...
Mon, 04/03/2013 - 13:32
Oxford University Press will shortly launch a consultation over jobs in its English Language Teaching division, with a "significant" change in roles expected.
The publisher told The Bookseller it would begin the consultation process with staff in the publishing division of its ELT arm this week, as a prelude to...
Mon, 04/03/2013 - 09:16
Tesco has recruited Gavin Sathianathan, formerly of Facebook, to head the launch of its e-book retail arm, which it will unveil under the blinkbox brand later this year.
The supermarket chain has recruited Sathianathan, previously Facebook’s head of retail for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as managing director for...