Tue, 14/05/2013 - 09:30
Random House has won the Publisher of the Year accolade at the Bookseller Industry Awards 2013, while Foyles has been awarded National Bookseller of the Year for the second year running. The 2013 Gerry Davies Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Book Trade was given to Rachel Russell.
A black-tie event held at London's Park...
Thu, 18/04/2013 - 09:40
Wannabe sleuth Maisie Hitchins is obsessed with the famous detective Gilbert Carrington, and dreams of a life of adventure and solving mysteries instead of a life of chores in her grandmother’s boarding house.
Maisie’s wish soon comes true when she finds an abandoned puppy and is thrown into a world of stolen sausages and...
Tue, 09/04/2013 - 16:00
Scholastic has made two senior appointments in newly created roles.
Samantha Smith has joined from Little, Brown in the role of fiction publisher, with Rachel Partridge [pictured] moving from Universal Pictures to take up the post of group marketing and publicity director.
Smith will be joining Scholastic on 20th May, and...
Fri, 22/03/2013 - 15:11
Julie Randles is leaving Scholastic UK after nearly eight years at the company.
Randles' is the latest move in a number of recent staff changes at the publisher.
Randles ran the Scholastic Book Clubs for the past five years, will be leaving the company on Monday. During her time at the children's publisher she built...
Fri, 22/03/2013 - 09:12
In one of a chain of moves across children’s publishing, Scholastic UK publishing and commercial director Lisa Edwards (pictured) will be joining the Carlton Publishing Group in the newly-created role of adult publisher. Edwards will take up the appointment on 29th April, reporting to group editorial director Piers Murray Hill. Murray...
Mon, 11/03/2013 - 09:27
Independent bookshops have expressed frustration over the relationship between Scholastic Book Clubs and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, which gives the distributor advance information of the Carnegie Prize and Kate Greenaway Medal shortlists.
The early information has meant some local bookshops may...
Wed, 16/01/2013 - 10:12
The number of children who have read an e-book has almost doubled since 2010 but children still prefer reading books for fun in print, according to Scholastic Inc's Kids and Family Reading Report, 4th Edition.
The publisher surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,074 US children aged six to 17, and their parents, to...
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 07:00
Walker Books and Scholastic have picked up two nominations each in the shortlists for the 2013 Blue Peter Book Awards.
Children's publisher Walker Books garnered both of their nominations in the best story category, with Hero on a Bicycle by Shirley Hughes and The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond,...
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 06:30
Macmillan Children's Books has appointed Alyx Price [left] to the role of communications director, covering Katharine Smales' maternity leave. Catherine Alport [right] is also joining as publicity manager.
Both are moving from Scholastic Children's Books, where Price is consumer, marketing and communications...
Fri, 21/12/2012 - 07:45
Scholastic Corporation has reported a 10% year-on-year drop in revenue in the second quarter, to $616.2m (£379.5m) from $685.3m in 2011 (£422.1m). The result reflects lower sales of higher margin educational products, lower than anticipated sales of The Hunger Games trilogy and lower revenue in school book clubs...