Sun, 16/08/2009 - 09:17
The digitisation of the publishing industry has “exposed existing skill gaps” some of which are “critical”, according to a report compiled by the sector skills council Skillset.
The year-long industry-wide report, in which bodies such as the Independent Publishers Guild and the Publishers Association have been...
Sun, 16/08/2009 - 09:08
Guy Hallowes, managing director of Harlequin Mills & Boon, is to retire this September after 20 years working for the romance publisher.
The managing director of crispbread company Ryvita, Mandy Ferguson, will take over the position on 1st September.
Hallowes joined the publisher in 1989 in Australia, and has held many roles...
Wed, 12/08/2009 - 08:00
Knopf Doubleday is facing a defamation case, as part of a wider federal perjury investigation of baseball star Roger Clemens, ESPN reported.
Former gym owner Kelly Blair has filed a suit against the publisher over allegations made in the book American Icon: The Fall of Roger Clemens and the Rise of Steroids in America's Pastime...
Wed, 12/08/2009 - 07:49
German publisher Ammann Verlag has announced it will stop publishing from the middle of next year, citing "a market situation that is becoming increasingly difficult for literature".
The house, which was founded in 1981 by Egon Ammann and Marie-Luise Flammersfeld, published authors such as Fernando Pessoa, Ossip Mandelstam and...
Wed, 05/08/2009 - 06:56
A writer has claimed that parts of Stephenie Meyer's bestselling 2008 novel Breaking Dawn were plagiarised from her own 2006 novel The Nocturne.
Celebrity gossip site TMZ links to a PDF of a letter sent from the law firm representing Jordon Scott to Hachette Group USA, which described "a striking and...
Tue, 04/08/2009 - 14:44
A total of 11 assistant editor posts have gone at Taylor & Francis imprint Europa Publications, with the function now offshored to New Delhi.
Three new associate editor posts have been created at Europa to co-ordinate the work.
Fiona Swarbrick, assistant organiser for publishing at the National Union of Journalists, said that...
Tue, 04/08/2009 - 08:17
Fenella Bates and Jack Fogg have been promoted to senior editors at Hodder, following the departure of Ben Dunn, publisher of the entertainment list, for Century.
Fenella Bates has already published a number of books for Hodder including Loose Women...
Mon, 03/08/2009 - 14:20
Up to nine jobs could be lost as Scholastic seeks to relocate its Education team from rented offices in Leamington Spa to offices owned by the publisher in Witney, Oxfordshire.
A process of consultation is currently underway and is expected to end on 5th September. Acting m.d. Alan Hurcombe said "We are trying to bring as many...
Thu, 30/07/2009 - 11:13
Anthony Cheetham is to join Atlantic on 1st September, to set up an "entirely new activity" within the publishing house. Cheetham will join the firm, which is part of the Independent Alliance, as an associate publisher and director on the board. He left his role as chairman and publisher of Quercus, which is also a part of the...
Thu, 30/07/2009 - 11:00
Martin Palmer has been appointed group sales and marketing director for Constable and Robinson. He was previously group sales and marketing director at The History Press and also worked at HarperCollins as head of mass market sales.
Palmer will take up the new position from 3rd August and will report to Pete Duncan, managing director....