Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2017 awarded to Alice Curry

Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2017 awarded to Alice Curry

The winner of the 2017 Kim Scott Walwyn Prize was tonight named as Alice Curry, founder and publisher of Lantana Press, at a prize ceremony that saw Mary Beard give a keynote speech on women in the modern and ancient world, at Carmelite House, London. The driving force behind Lantana was praised as a great […]

How technology can make reading fun: Sven Huber interview

How technology can make reading fun: Sven Huber interview

Ahead of How technology can make reading fun, an event in London, we decided to interview the expert speakers. Sven Huber is founder & CEO of Boolino, creator of reading tools like Boolino Book Box and publisher of the unique literacy resource Fiction Express.  1) Some people think Technology deters kids from reading, with young people […]

Book Aid International announced as Blackwell’s charity of the year 2017

Book Aid International announced as Blackwell’s charity of the year 2017

The UK’s largest academic and specialist bookseller, Blackwell’s UK, has named Book Aid International as its Charity of the Year for 2017. Shops in England, Scotland and Wales will support the charity by donating proceeds from its plastic bags sales to the charity throughout 2017. The Blackwell’s team will also be working with Book Aid […]

Call for entries: British Book Design and Production Awards 2017

Call for entries: British Book Design and Production Awards 2017

The British Printing Industries Federation, Oxford Brookes University, The Publishers Association, The Bookseller and BookMachine are calling for entries to the British Book Design and Production Awards 2017. These are the only industry awards to promote and celebrate the excellence and craftsmanship of the British book design and production industry. All books published between 1 […]

Book Aid International Publisher Ambassadors programme

Book Aid International Publisher Ambassadors programme

Do you love books and want to use your passion to help others? Join Book Aid International’s Publisher Ambassador scheme and help hundreds of thousands of people access the books and information they need to change their lives and shape their own futures. Publisher Ambassadors represent Book Aid International in their organisations and within the […]

Interview with Windham-Campbell Prize winner Ashleigh Young

Interview with Windham-Campbell Prize winner Ashleigh Young

The Windham-Campbell Prizes were recently awarded to lucky novelists, playwrights, and poets. Norah Myers interviews one winner, Ashleigh Young, here. 1) Huge congratulations on winning a Windham-Campbell Prize. What does it mean to you? Thank you very much, and it’s hard to sum up what this means for me, because truly, it means everything. I […]

The author platform: Why it matters for publishers

The author platform: Why it matters for publishers

Adrian Zackheim, founder of Portfolio, Penguin’s prestigious business book list, knows a thing or two about acquiring and marketing business books. So when I spoke to him in The Extraordinary Business Book Club this week I asked what he looked for in an author. An existing platform – a strong social media following, highly ranked […]

Kim Scott Walwyn Prize announces shortlist of outstanding women in publishing

Kim Scott Walwyn Prize announces shortlist of outstanding women in publishing

The Kim Scott Walwyn Prize today names its five talented women on the 2017 shortlist, which recognises the professional achievements and promise of women who have worked in publishing in the UK for up to seven years. Collectively called ‘forces of nature’ by the judging panel who stood out for their ‘passion and determination to […]

The London Book Fair Competition #BookMachineWorks

The London Book Fair Competition #BookMachineWorks

This competition is for you. We want you to capture your best moments from this year’s London Book Fair and share your photos using the hashtag #BookMachineWorks On Friday we will pick the best picture – the winning photographer wins a free 12 Month BookMachine Promoted Membership, worth £90. They will also be sent a […]