Mon, 24/09/2012 - 11:48
The Bookseller: Rising Stars
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What exactly is a Rising Star? That is one of the questions we contemplated as we looked over the entries for our second...
Thu, 16/08/2012 - 08:38
The Bookseller has begun its second annual search for its Rising Stars, a listing of the industry’s next generation of leaders and innovators.
The list, to be published in the 21st September issue of The Bookseller, will look at candidates from all areas of the trade including publishers,...
Thu, 12/07/2012 - 10:04
Publishers are "missing out" on e-book sales to schools because of the lack of a business model and a platform where schools can buy e-books for lending, said Andrea Carr, m.d. of educational and digital publisher Rising Stars.
While schools are now embracing e-books, particularly over the past 18 months, Carr said: "...
Mon, 20/06/2011 - 09:05
Women dominate the first-ever The Bookseller Rising Stars, an annual listing which highlights the people who will shape the British book trade. Two-thirds—26 of 39 entries—of Rising Stars 2011 are women.
The list is divided into six categories: publicity, sales and marketing; design, production and...
Fri, 17/06/2011 - 12:27
The other day I went to visit a major London publisher. As I walked through the open plan offices, I saw perhaps 50 to 60 people and my low estimate would be that there were 75% women there. This is not an anomaly. Visit any publisher, go to any book launch and the majority of book trade folk there will be women.
Fri, 17/06/2011 - 11:22
The British book trade is going through seismic changes, the most for at least a century and a half, and arguably, since William Caxton set up his Westminster printing press in the 1470s. If the industry is to survive and thrive for centuries to come, much will depend on decisions made by the heads of houses today—more still by the...
Mon, 08/02/2010 - 07:20
Amazon.co.uk has relaunched its Rising Stars campaign, which promotes debut titles from up and coming authors.
Previously, the campaign promoted 12 titles on Amazon's site at the same time. However, Amazon is now highlighting four titles every three months. The campaign launched this week and the first selected books are Belinda...
Wed, 26/08/2009 - 06:45
Independent publishers make up three of the eight-strong shortlist in the latest Amazon Rising Stars campaign.
The promotion aims to highlight books from up-and-coming authors. Titles from Alma Books, Bitter Lemon Press, and Granta have made it to the shortlist, alongside Random House stablemates Ebury and Harvill Secker, as well as...
Mon, 06/07/2009 - 10:05
The former chief executive of Hodder Education, Philip Walters, has been made non-executive chairman of independent education publisher Rising Stars.
Walters, who left Hodder earlier this year after more than a decade at the firm, during which time it quadrupled in size, will take his place on the board from 4th August.