• Polygon sold to Birlinn

    <p>Scottish publisher Birlinn has acquired Polygon, the award-winning literaryfiction and poetry imprint owned by Edinburgh University Press. The movefollows a review of EUP's publishing business... Read more

  • Blackwell's hires Rushby in supply role

    <p>Blackwell's UK has appointed Chris Rushby, former Waterstone's head of supply chain, as commercial manager to handle negotiations with suppliers and margin. The move comes... Read more

  • Splashing out on libraries

    <p> Sara Guild</p><p> Ten library authorities have received up to &#163;300,000 to spend on a programme that aims to help stop young people... Read more

  • Publishers await BBC digital decision

    <p> Educational publishers are waiting to hear whether the BBC's proposals to develop a digital curriculum will be given the go-ahead by the Department... Read more

  • Discounts deepen

    <p> Intense price competition on the high street has driven the average selling price of fiction down to its lowest point in five years,... Read more

  • Penguin and Pearson join up

    <p> Penguin and Pearson Education are to build a joint distribution facility near Pearson's warehouse in Magna Park, Leics, Nicholas Clee writes.</p><p> Up... Read more

  • Tesco hypes price war

    <p> Richard Lewis</p><p> Supermarket chain Tesco declared a price war on the book trade this week, claiming that consumers were losing out as... Read more

  • Middelhoff leaves sale doubts

    <p> Germany: Anja Sieg</p><p> The planned sale of BertelsmannSpringer has been called into doubt after parent Bertelsmann's c.e.o Thomas Middelhoff was sacked.</p><p>... Read more

  • CNA franchises fail

    <p> South Africa: Eve Gray</p><p> South African publishers have reacted with disbelief as CNA, the country's largest newsagent and bookseller and with an... Read more

  • Pearson Education seeks synergy

    <p> Pearson Education is to play a pivotal role in owner Pearson's plans to develop greater collaboration between its publishing operations. The news came... Read more

  • Profile Books buys HarperCollins business

    <p> Profile Books, general non-fiction and Economist Books publisher, has gained a large piece of the business books market with the acquisition of HarperCollins'... Read more

  • DK bright spot for Penguin

    <p> Tom Holman</p><p> Dorling Kindersley has broken even for the first time since joining the Penguin Group, according to interim results from parent... Read more

  • Libraries get &#163;300,000 Extra

    <p>Up to &#163;300,000 has been given to 10 library authorities to spend on a programme that aims to help stop young people from committing criminal... Read more

  • Chair of Forward prizes resigns

    <p>Poet Michael Donaghy has stepped down as chair of the judges for this year's Forward Poetry Prizes after controversy over the selection of its shortlists.... Read more

  • Penguin and Pearson combine distribution

    <p>Penguin and Pearson Education are to build a new joint distribution facility near the Pearson warehouse in Magna Park, Leicestershire. The move could lead to... Read more

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