Fri, 10/05/2013 - 09:02
Oxford University Press Children’s is set to launch into Cornish language publishing with the Oxford Children’s Cornish–English Visual Dictionary, one in a new series of bilingual dictionaries for children aged eight-plus.
The dictionaries, to be published on 6th June (£9.99, paperback), take a themed...
Wed, 01/05/2013 - 08:00
Macmillan Children's Books is strongly represented in the range of titles revealed for the 2013 Bookbuzz programme, designed to help 11-year-olds to read for pleasure.
MCB has four of the 17 titles (see below) on the publisher-supported scheme, which lets schools offer year seven students the chance to choose a book from one of 17...
Tue, 30/04/2013 - 11:06
Judging the pace of digital change will be one of the key challenges facing publishing executives in the months and years to come.
As we now realise, different parts of the publishing and bookselling business are moving in differing directions at different rates, making for an interesting, if slightly unnerving, journey. The...
Wed, 27/03/2013 - 09:45
Oxford University Press is to publish a scrumdiddlyumptious illustrated dictionary of gobblefunk—words invented by Roald Dahl in his children’s books.
Vineeta Gupta, OUP’s head of children’s dictionary publishing, completed the deal for world English rights in The Roald Dahl Dictionary with...
Thu, 14/03/2013 - 09:00
Oxford University Press was named Publisher of the Year at the APS Awards, announced last night (13th March) at the Academic, Professional & Specialist Bookselling Group Conference in Brighton.
Presenting the award, Gareth Hardy, APS chairman, said there had been a "wafer thin" gap between first and second place, with...
Thu, 07/02/2013 - 08:35
The Day Parliament Burned Down was named political book of the year at the Political Book Awards yesterday evening (6th February).
Caroline Shenton’s book, published by OUP, beat titles from Alastair Campbell and Nick Robinson to take the title at the inaugural awards, set up by Paddy Power and Total Politics....
Mon, 04/02/2013 - 08:25
Education secretary Michael Gove's announcement of changes to the A-Level exam system has given "added pressure" to education publishers as they wait for details to be confirmed.
Gove said last week that he will return A-Levels to two years of study with an end-of-course exam. In September he said GCSEs would be...
Tue, 16/10/2012 - 07:48
Oxford University Press has acquired a debut children's novel by journalist and blogger Nikki Sheehan.
Editor Clare Whitston bought UK and Commonwealth rights in Who Framed Klaris Cliff? by Sheehan through Julia Churchill at the Greenhouse Literary Agency, with plans to publish in spring 2014.
The story centres on...
Mon, 13/08/2012 - 08:15
Oxford University Press is to put its scholarly editions online for the first time in a digital initiative that it says will enable scholars and students to interrogate texts across English literature, philosophy, history and religion in ways not previously possible.
When it launches in September, Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (...
Thu, 19/07/2012 - 12:00
Oxford University Press has reported a 10% rise in overall organic sales the year ending 31st March 2012 to a total turnover of £695.5m (2011's total was £648.6m). However profit dropped from £112.2m (2011) to £106m.
Sales in emerging markets increased by 16% with "particularly rapid growth in South...