Mon, 12/11/2012 - 08:15
A few weeks on from Hilary Mantel's historic second Man Booker win, and this year's shortlisted publishers are planning new titles and fresh looks to capitalise on the attention.
Mantel's publisher Fourth Estate has created a box set of the winner, Bring Up the Bodies and its predecessor, fellow Booker-winning...
Mon, 13/08/2012 - 15:23
From “Just One Book” to a longlisting for the Man Booker Prize, the past few years have been turbulent for Salt Publishing. Facing bankruptcy in 2009, the publisher launched its now infamous sales campaign, asking people to buy just one book in order to help turn its fortunes around. Run by husband-and-wife duo Chris and Jen...
Tue, 01/12/2009 - 06:02
Salt Publishing is to launch a network of ten Modern Writing Centres as part of its tenth birthday celebrations next year.
The centres, nicknamed 'Salt Cellars' will coordinate tours, readings and events for its authors and will also act as hubs for the development of ifs UK and Irish publishing plans. The network of centres will...
Thu, 12/11/2009 - 11:40
Independent publisher Salt has seen the funds raised through its Just One Book campaign "wiped out" after a tough August and September.
The company published its results for the year to end-March 2009 this morning, showing a loss of £8,100. But publishing director Chris Hamilton-Emery, said it would be a "struggle...
Thu, 20/08/2009 - 13:10
Arts Council patronage: a good thing or the death knell for sales? I ask because I was interested to learn that ACE has selected three literary areas to support – translation, poetry and new writing, all of which, it would be fair to say, struggle in the bookshops. Of course that's exactly why ACE is putting its money behind them, but it...
Thu, 20/08/2009 - 12:01
Literary publisher Dedalus is planning a campaign to keep the company afloat titled "Dedalus is for Christmas" to encourage consumers to buy its books as presents.
The campaign starts in September with a special offer where customers can pre-purchase 12 books for £100—at a discount of £20—to give as...
Mon, 27/07/2009 - 11:46
Independent poetry publisher Salt has raised enough money to get through the rest of 2009 through its "Just One Book" campaign, as long as the company maintains its budgeted sales.
Salt launched the campaign in May to avoid closure after facing "financial difficulties", following its loss of Arts Council funding in...
Fri, 29/05/2009 - 07:36
I've had better years. Last April at our year end we'd enjoyed 70% growth for our tiny literature business. We were on target for a third of a million turnover by 2011. We weren't cocky, but we were confident we could make it. Then the recession hit, it came on slowly and ate away at our growth until, with the utter collapse of March's sales,...
Fri, 22/05/2009 - 06:14
Poetry press Salt has launched a viral marketing campaign in a bid to stave off closure, in the wake of the publisher’s "financial difficulties". The publisher has asked for customers to "buy just one Salt book". Director Chris Hamilton-Emery said the first day of his company’s 'Just One Book’ campaign...
Wed, 22/04/2009 - 11:34
The main challenge facing publishing over the next decade is maintaining the value of content, delegates at London Book Fair have been told. At the "2020 Vision: Publishing a Decade from Now" seminar, yesterday morning, Charlie Redmayne, group digital director at HarperCollins, said: "We are no longer just book publishers. We...