Tue, 09/10/2007 - 08:17
Management journal and database specialist Emerald Group Publishing is launching a programme to fully digitise all its business, management, library and information services, materials science, and engineering journals.
Working with the British Library, more than 50,000 articles from over 120 of journals will be scanned onto PDFs. Called...
Mon, 08/10/2007 - 15:16
NPI Media Group, the local and specialist history publisher headed by Alan Sutton, is expanding further with the launch of two new imprints. Tom Ferris, a former director of aviation and transport publisher, Midland, has been recruited to establish and manage the two new imprints, Great Western Press and Lancaster. GWP will publish books on...
Mon, 08/10/2007 - 06:19
Canongate has announced a year of record sales with profits more than doubling. Turnover for the year to end-December 2006 increased 39%, rising to £8.1m from £5.8m the previous year. Pre-tax profits jumped to £683,000 from £273,000.
The Edinburgh independent was boosted in 2006 by two Man Booker shortlisted...
Fri, 05/10/2007 - 08:30
Nick Sayers at Hodder has signed up historical novelist Robyn Young for three more books. The deal for UK, Commonwealth exc Canada and European rights in the Insurrection trilogy, was done with agent Rupert Heath. Hodder will publish the first novel in 2010.
Young's first two books Brethren and Crusade are part of...
Thu, 04/10/2007 - 14:15
Clare Reihill at Fourth Estate has acquired UK and Commonwealth right from Eugenie Furniss at William Morris to the new book by Glorious Book for Girls author Sarah Vine.
Backwards in High Heels: The Impossible Art of Being Female will be co-written with Tania Kindersley and published in spring 2009.
Thu, 04/10/2007 - 08:02
Waterstone's has launched a line of gift cards which will replace its range of vouchers. Rolled out to shops this week, the swipe cards can used as one-off gifts, be topped up to any amount and used on Waterstone's website.
There are four different designs in the range: Christmas, with a Raymond Briggs Snowman image, Kids, Gals...
Wed, 03/10/2007 - 10:13
Daunt Books founder James Daunt was chosen as the winner of the Books category in the Hospital Club Awards. The Hospital Club is an organisation for creative entrepreneurs and the awards, now in their second year, seek to recognise British talent across the creative industries.
Daunt was praised for making his London travel specialist...
Thu, 27/09/2007 - 14:06
Man Booker Prize shortlisted publishers have upped their game and ensured a steady supply of titles to booksellers, following last year's "disastrous" performance.
In 2006, booksellers experienced sporadic availability of shortlisted titles, and struggled to obtain stock. This time round, all longlisted publishers were told...
Thu, 27/09/2007 - 06:54
German academic giant Springer has reorganised its worldwide STM business into global and local publishing. The sales and marketing operations have been split, with the sales team now organised geographically, while marketing is be more closely aligned to publishing.
STM Global Publishing will be headed up by Peter Hendriks, who was...
Wed, 26/09/2007 - 14:39
NBN International (NBNi) and Portfolio Books, a non-fiction and travel specialist sales and distribution company, have agreed to a partnership that will enable Portfolio to use NBNi’s warehouse and distribution facilities. NBNi will effectively act as the back office for Portfolio, with the companies integrating IT systems.