Thu, 16/09/2010 - 15:33
The Galaxy British Book Awards are to be reborn as the Galaxy National Book Awards, with a televised ceremony due to take place in November this year followed by five 30-minute shows over five weeks.
Galaxy will sponsor the awards, with the deal finalised just last week after nine months of negotiations. The new awards were unveiled to...
Sun, 11/04/2010 - 09:50
The future of the Galaxy British Book Awards is in the hands of a cross-industry steering group, with no event scheduled this spring, though a date for an autumn event is one option being discussed.
Headed by Craig Hillier, W H Smith Travel trading controller, books, the group is "looking at the awards to ensure they do have a...
Sun, 20/09/2009 - 13:00
The Bookseller has signed a licensing agreement for the British Book Industry Awards and intends to merge the awards with its own Retail Awards. A unified awards that will recognise retailers, publishers and all sides of the business will now take place during the annual Book Industry Conference. The next conference will take place in...
Tue, 02/06/2009 - 14:29
High marks should go to Jo Henry of Publishing News Ltd for organising last night's trade Nibbies, which had the same to-the-point, efficient feel of the rest of the stripped-down Book Industry Conference.
Shortlists were announced three at a time and "The Now Show" trio of Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis and Jon Holmes kept things...
Tue, 02/06/2009 - 07:58
Indie publishers Canongate and Atlantic were the big winners at the British Book Industy Awards, held last night (1st June) during this year’s Booksellers Industry Conference. W H Smith picked up the chain of the year gong, while The Hungerford Bookshop was indie of the year.
Canongate picked up Publisher of the Year, with the...
Mon, 20/04/2009 - 14:40
Independent publishers have triumphed on the shortlists for this year’s British Book Trade Awards, which were revealed at the London Book Fair by Richard Cable, m.d. of Random House CCV, the current publisher of the year.
The shortlist for the Lightning Source Independent Publisher of the Year Award comprises: Alastair Sawday...
Wed, 12/11/2008 - 16:00
The death has been announced of Fred Newman, chairman and founder of Publishing News. Newman passed away just after midnight on Tuesday evening (11th November) after a long battle with cancer.
Newman co-founded trade weekly Publishing News with Clive Labovitch in 1979, and it ran for nearly 30 years before its closure...
Fri, 01/08/2008 - 12:57
You know when you get one of those rare emails through that you know instantly is life-changing in a shriek-inducing, nail varnish-spilling good way? Well, today is one of those days.
But before we get into all of that, it is time to come clean. So yes, Publishing News did try to poach me to be their star columnist for the planned revamp...
Fri, 18/07/2008 - 06:22
Publishing News staff are still absorbing the shock following the decision, announced on Tuesday, to close the print magazine on 25th July. It has also emerged that Jo Henry, PN Ltd managing director, could lose her position.
Henry told The Bookseller that it was unclear whether her role would continue following the demise of PN,...
Wed, 16/07/2008 - 06:45
Book trade weekly Publishing News is to close, with the issue of 25th July to be its last. The 29-year-old magazine attributed the closure to advertisers' moves to shift their spend to online and direct sales.
The closure (see full statement, below) has meant eight redundancies across the editorial team, with editor Liz...