Wed, 17/03/2010 - 05:03
Cambridge University Press is expanding its management team, looking to hire someone to fill the newly-created role of chief operating officer. Chief executive Stephen Bourne said the position was being created with a view to developing the next stage of CUP's business strategy, moving the focus towards profit growth rather than purely top-...
Fri, 13/11/2009 - 05:35
Anglia Ruskin University has launched a new post graduate publishing course, the only one of its kind for students in East Anglia.
Publishers such as Cambridge University Press, Macmillan, Polity Press, Salt and ProQuest were involved in developing the Publishing MA, which comprises Creativity and Content in Publishing, Publishing...
Fri, 11/09/2009 - 10:25
At her recent retirement party, Margaret Bluman, the redoubtable Penguin editor and contracts supremo, reminisced about some of the mavericks she had worked with and wondered if publishing was now too fixed on recruiting graduates who would fit the corporate mould. It's a fair point, although my own memories of Penguin are of an outstanding...
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...
Wed, 28/01/2009 - 08:55
HarperCollins US is offering voluntary retirement packages to employees aged 55 or over who have at least five years' experience, Publishers Weekly has reported.
The offer was announced yesterday, with the publisher requesting a response by February 3rd from those who are interested.
PW said a company spokesperson...
Wed, 28/01/2009 - 08:52
Former publisher and editor of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Rebecca Saletan, has been appointed editorial director of Riverhead Books, according to the Associated Press.
Saletan resigned from HMH last month amid "extensive" redundancies and "restricted acquisitions of new books", the AP said. Riverhead is the...
Fri, 07/11/2008 - 12:34
Perhaps the least surprising news of the week is that publishing is now experiencing a recruitment slow-down. Given that we have just experienced a period of financial turmoil not seen since October 1929, anything else would be remarkable.
Although publishing has been virtually untouched by the wider slowdown so far, the mood is clearly...
Fri, 07/11/2008 - 07:09
HarperCollins UK has put a hold on all recruitment until the start of next year "in response to the current economic climate". The decision by HarperCollins UK follows a tough quarter for the worldwide business, with profits down some $33m.
UK figures were not released, and Victoria Barnsley, chief executive, maintained that it...