Tue, 22/12/2009 - 08:00
The Chinese government has been told by a World Trade Organisation (WTO) to lift its ban on foreign private companies importing books and other publications having rejected a Chinese appeal to an earlier ruling. The body has ruled such rules breach the WTO's general agreement on tariffs and trade (GATT) and that China has "not...
Tue, 10/11/2009 - 10:20
Northumbria University Press has launched a trade-focused imprint, which will publish wide-ranging titles on areas such as photography, music, biography, art and travel.
Northumbria Press launched in September with the publication of Helen Chase’s biography of the cult band Magazine, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen’s ...
Sun, 27/09/2009 - 09:00
Retailers are readying themselves for a surge of "amazing” new titles as "Super Thursday” hits bookstores on 1st October. According to Nielsen BookData, next Thursday will see nearly 800 new hardbacks, almost 10 times the daily average.
Among the new titles released is a large number of books that publishers hope...
Fri, 20/03/2009 - 08:07
The trade has responded favourably to the Orange Prize for Fiction longlist, released on 18th March.
The 20-strong list includes Nobel winner Toni Morrison for A Mercy (Chatto), Tindal Street Press' Man Booker-longlisted Girl in a Blue...
Thu, 11/12/2008 - 13:04
Say you had never met Iain MacGregor of Edinburgh independent Mainstream Publishing. Sit back now and mull over what his voice would sound like. You could be forgiven for thinking, as I once did, that it would at very least be a soft lowland burr, his speech perhaps even peppered with the occasional "Och aye, the noo," or "Jings...
Thu, 24/07/2008 - 11:42
"To be honest," Roger Horton says, "it used to irritate me greatly." The Taylor & Francis (T&F) chief executive is talking about how academic publishing is often ignored in the press in favour of the "sexier" trade side. It should be emphasised he said "used to". We are sitting in his Milton Park...
Thu, 12/06/2008 - 15:04
When asking people about how they got into the book trade, most talk of a long-held desire to work with books. Caroline Mileham, Borders’ personable books category manager, says her entry wasn’t as calculated. “I applied for loads [of jobs] and I got one at Waterstone’s. There was no real ‘I want to work in books...
Fri, 25/04/2008 - 13:00
With a career in book design spanning two decades and a bulging portfolio to his name—ranging from the launch of Vintage paperbacks to the rebrand of Rough Guides—you might expect Peter Dyer to have an ego.
Yet, on meeting him at his new Profile offices, the anticipated arrogance is nowhere to be seen; you might even call...
Mon, 14/04/2008 - 10:03
Andrew Welham is, by his own admission, a man who just can’t say no. Over the 23 years he spent at Penguin he gradually took on extra responsibilities until he was running marketing, audiobooks, new media, sales, production and inventory management—quite a remit. And then he was asked to run Dorling Kindersley.
Mon, 07/04/2008 - 17:28
Meeting Rachel Holmes is like being sucked into a whirlwind of enthusiasm. She has been appointed as the driving force for literature and spoken word at the restored Southbank Centre, including the annual London Literature Festival, which will run for the second time this summer, and is clearly brimming with excitement about her new...