It’s summer – quick, grab a book

It’s summer – quick, grab a book

You are what you read. Barack Obama is a voracious reader, who releases his own summer reading list every year (you can see last year’s here). Donald Trump ‘doesn’t have time’ to read. Draw your own conclusions. But what’s beside your sunlounger/in your backpack/on your Kindle right now? Some frivolous chicklit or gritty noir thriller? Well, […]

New children’s book publisher: Richard Carman interview

New children’s book publisher: Richard Carman interview

Fourth Wall is a brand new children’s book publishing company based in the Wirral. They pride themselves on standing out from most other publishers as they’re looking to grow by looking for brand new material through submissions. Here Stephanie Cox interviews Richard Carman, International Rights Manager. 1) Please can you introduce yourself and give a […]

Publishers Association findings from post-Brexit survey

Publishers Association findings from post-Brexit survey

The Publishers Association have released findings of a post-Brexit survey used to identify the key priorities for the industry going forward. This included ensuring a strong government commitment to copyright and reducing VAT on epublications. Key findings of the survey include: · The majority (73%) of respondents will not change their business’s investment plans following […]

Foreign Rights Assistant – The Quarto Group, London [JOB POSTING]

Foreign Rights Assistant – The Quarto Group, London [JOB POSTING]

Job Title: Foreign Rights Assistant Job Location: London, UK Quarto is looking for a highly organised Foreign Rights Assistant to join and support our busy and successful Foreign Rights team. The Quarto Group is the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Combining the might of […]

Origins of the interactive book

Origins of the interactive book

Digital formats provide a wealth of opportunity to experiment with, and push the boundaries of, the traditional book. With much focus on what this can do to engage children in reading, here Jana Sukenikova takes a look at the origins of the interactive children’s book and why she used monsters as the topic of her most recent […]

The business of books: Why curation beats search

The business of books: Why curation beats search

You can’t have failed to notice that there are an awful lot of books around these days. Too many books, some say.[1] ‘Every year there are a million new books published in English. That is officially published books around the world. They have an ISBN. Every year, we are adding 1,000,000 books to the sum […]

Filming the Scottish landscape with drones

Filming the Scottish landscape with drones

The Moment collection offers slice of life creative images and video. Getty Images have released a video detailing the challenges and benefits of using drones to capture the natural world, with Moment contributor John Duncan. Here are some of the key takeaway points: Drones have revolutionised aerial videography opening up many more opportunities Drones can access […]

Choosing authentic imagery

Choosing authentic imagery

Brands are increasingly looking for authentic images to lift their marketing. Getty Images have published an interactive whitepaper which demonstrates what visual authenticity is, why it’s important and how to make it work for you. Here are some of the key takeaway points: People, and as a result brands, are valuing authenticity more than ever There’s […]