Wed, 27/02/2013 - 17:21
The future of the book trade depends on future generations reading and writing books.
It may seem self-evident, but this future is far from secure when you consider that 20% of England’s 16-year-old pupils have literacy skills below the level expected of an 11 year old.
The Tail: How England’s schools Fail One...
Mon, 10/09/2012 - 08:20
A new scheme to sell e-books through schools could benefit school libraries, according to Bilbary founder Tim Coates.
The former Waterstones m.d. plans to sell Bilbary e-books through school websites, with a percentage of the revenue made from sales going to benefit school libraries.
Coates recently introduced a similar...
Fri, 08/06/2012 - 08:00
Authors and illustrators have pointed to a fall in the number of school events they are being asked to attend, largely as a result of school budget cuts. An author or illustrator event will cost schools around £350.
Author Alan Gibbons said: “There is definitely a tail-off in school events, I am still being booked up but...
Thu, 20/10/2011 - 14:52
The recent (quietly announced) news of graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero’s plans to launch new lists entitled Graphic Freud and Graphic History got me thinking.
As an English teacher in a large secondary school, I already use their excellent Manga...
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 08:00
Sweeping changes announced in the government's schools White Paper last week herald a return to conventional approaches to teaching, said Graham Taylor, chair of the PA's Educational Publishers' Council (EPC).
A more structured programme of teaching is likely to be to the advantage of educational publishers, he added....