Wed, 15/05/2013 - 11:00
A self-published author has featured among the regional winners of the Commonwealth Book Prize.
Ezekel Alan from Jamaica won in the Caribbean category with his self-published book, Disposable People, published via CreateSpace.
He will now go forwards with the other regional winners to compete to be the overall winner...
Thu, 25/10/2012 - 08:30
A self-published title is among the 25 books shortlisted for the £5,000 CMI Management Book of the Year, sponsored by the Henley Business School in association with the British Library.
The Psychological Manager: Improve Your Performance Conversations by Peter Storr, published via lulu.com, features in the New Manager...
Fri, 30/12/2011 - 07:00
Pearson's non-profit arm The Pearson Foundation has "categorically refuted" allegations that its sponsorship of the International Education Summit series was designed to help the commercial interests of Pearson, following a report in...
Mon, 27/07/2009 - 07:40
Pearson has announced it is trading ahead of expectations so far this year, with its interim results showing a 25% increase in adjusted operating profit year-on-year for the first half of 2009.
Although Penguin and the FT Group have both been "trading in line with expectations", against the wider economic gloom, the company...
Mon, 02/03/2009 - 09:20
Media group Pearson saw profits and sales grow in all parts of the business except North American Education and FT Publishing in 2008, according to the firm's results released this morning. The group saw sales increase by 3% and underlying profit growth rise by 5%, although headline growth was 16% and 23% respectively.
Tue, 06/01/2009 - 06:44
Lynette Owen, copyright director of Pearson Education, has awarded an OBE for services to the publishing industry and to international trade. Owen has previously worked for Longman developing co-publishing and rights business for UK and European publishers in Russia and more recently China.
Wendy Cooling, co-founder of the Bookstart...
Wed, 10/12/2008 - 07:22
Pearson has acquired the Oslo-based online learning company Fronter in a bid to strengthen and expand its education business worldwide. Fronter, which was founded by Roger Larsen and Bjarne Hadland in 1998, provides a learning management system that offers more than 80 different
tools for secure online education "to learn whenever and...
Wed, 23/07/2008 - 08:28
Dozens of jobs are at risk as part of a shake up at educational publisher Pearson in Oxford, reports the Oxford Mail. Consultation over 39 redundancies has started in the customer services department, following the sale of Harcourt Education at Jordan Hill to Pearson last year.
Anna Wagstaffe, Oxford branch secretary of the National...
Fri, 25/04/2008 - 06:39
Penguin has made a strong start to 2008 and is on track to achieve double digit profit margins, parent group Pearson announced today in a trading update. Its education division also expects another year of good profit growth.
Marjorie Scardino, chief executive, said: "Most of our trading lies ahead of us, but the start we've...
Wed, 09/04/2008 - 15:33
Pearson Education and Penguin are relaunching the 400-plus titles in their joint ELT series Penguin Readers, as parent Pearson seeks to build more synergy between two of its major publishing brands.
The companies are also stepping up the output of their Penguin Active Readers series, launched last year, and aim to hit 120 titles by the...