Poets (from left to right) Hollie Mcnish, Greta Bellamacina, Dottie James and Miriam Nash held an event celebrating female artistry and Jessie Burton’s The Muse (Pan Macmillan) at Unit Gallery in London on Wednesday 1st February.
Faber held a party on Monday 6th February to honour its writers (pictured above) and showcase their upcoming titles. C.e.o Stephen Page spoke at the event, which was held at Crypt on the Green.
Attendees to Taipei International Book Fair (8th-13th February) were greeted by a six metre tall “anthromorphic figure” with a book shaped heart at its centre. Designed by artist Akibo, the figure is a metaphor for reading as a force for change and also what shapes people.
“Dead Simple: Quick Reads does Crime” was held on Wednesday 8th February at the Charing Cross Road Foyles to mark the launch of this year’s Quick Reads. A number of the authors featured attended, including (from left) Mark Billingham, Dreda Say Mitchell, Harry Bingham, Claire Mackintosh, C.L. Taylor, commissioning editor Fanny Blake and Antonia Hodgson.
Raymond Briggs was awarded the 2017 BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony at the Southbank Centre on Thursday 9th February. He is pictured here alongside previous recipient of the award, author and illustrator Shirley Hughes.
The illustrator was chosen by a panel of 6 judges, including (from left) writer Nicolette Jones, illustrator Chris Riddell, BookTrust c.e.o Diana Gerald and politician Shami Chakrabarti.
Innocent’s head of digital and communications Joe McEwan gave the first keynote speech at the IPG spring conference on Wednesday 8th February, advising attendees that "personal contact with consumers is powerful".
HarperCollins c.e.o Charlie Redmayne had a cameo on the back cover of Kimberley Chambers’ new hardback Backstabber (HarperCollins). To celebrate the launch on Thursday 9th February, the image also featured on a fleet of branded taxis.
Academic publisher Edward Elgar was awarded the top honour of Fox Williams Independent Publisher of the Year Award at this year’s IPG awards. The ceremony took place on Thursday 9th February at the Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire, as part of IPG's annual Spring conference.
Edward Elgar was joined as a double winner by How2Become, which won the Nielsen Digital Marketing Award while its operations director Joshua Brown (centre) was awarded the Ruth Killick (right) Publicity Young Independent Publisher of the Year.
Susi Holliday (centre right) celebrated the launch of her third novel The Damselfly on Thursday 9th February at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road. Holliday was joined at the celebration by (from left) Mark Hill, Daniel Pembrey, Louise Voss, Graeme Cameron, Angela Clarke and Anna Mazzola (front). (credit: Timea Cassera)