Children’s Laureate Gets Gold Blue Peter Badge On World Book Day

Children’s Laureate Gets Gold Blue Peter Badge On World Book Day

Children’s Laureate and award-wining illustrator and writer, Chris Riddell has been presented with a Gold Blue Peter badge. Chris, one of Britain’s best-loved children’s illustrators, known for his distinctive line drawings with their clever caricature, fascinating detail and often enchanting fantasy elements, follows in the footsteps of figures such as JK Rowling, Michael Morpurgo, Malorie […]

Publishing on the move: unions and the EU referendum

Publishing on the move: unions and the EU referendum

This is a guest post by Douglas Williamson on EU referendum, unions and publishing. Douglas is design manager at Macmillan ELT. He started his career at Butterworth Law Publishers and since then has worked for Longman, HarperCollins and Heinemann Education. He has been a union member from the start, and has just retired from the Unite National […]

Submissions deadline for 2016 Man Booker Prize

Submissions deadline for 2016 Man Booker Prize

The Man Booker Prize, which celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2013, aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom. Have you published a novel you would like to submit for the 2016 prize? The deadline for submissions is Friday […]

Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2016 Shortlists Announced

Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2016 Shortlists Announced

The Waterstones Children’s book prize exists to reward and champion new and emerging talent in children’s books. Now in its twelfth year, it is widely regarded as one of the most important prizes in the world of children’s books. The full lists of shortlisted titles (in alphabetical order by author) for the 2016 Prize are: […]

Paula Hawkins To Headline Crime Story 2016

Paula Hawkins To Headline Crime Story 2016

The number one bestselling writer, Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train, will headline this year’s Crime Story festival. Crime Story is an innovative festival for readers and writers of crime fiction, providing rare access to experts from the fields of forensics, criminology, pathology and law, who reveal and interrogate the facts behind […]

Getty Images are all over new publishing channel

Getty Images are all over new publishing channel

January saw the launch of “BookMachine channels” – a place for publishing professionals to head for the very latest information about book design, publicity, editorial or production. Getty Images are supporting the design channel and showcasing their spectacular images. Each channel provides publishing professionals with a snapshot of targeted information – from the latest news, […]

2015 Costa Book of the Year winner announced

2015 Costa Book of the Year winner announced

News is just in that The Lie Tree, a Victorian murder mystery by Young Adult fiction and children’s author Frances Hardinge, has been named the 2015 Costa Book of the Year.  It is only the second children’s book to take the overall prize, and the first since Philip Pullman won with The Amber Spyglass in […]

William Hill Releases Closing Odds For Costa Book Of The Year

William Hill Releases Closing Odds For Costa Book Of The Year

The Costa Book Award is the only major UK book prize open solely to authors resident in the UK and Ireland. The top prize is now worth a whopping £35,000 and will be announced tomorrow evening in London. The odds, from bookmakers William Hill have debut novelist, Andrew Michael Hurley, winner of the Costa First […]

Look who has been promoted at Sphere!

Look who has been promoted at Sphere!

Both Lucy Malagoni and Manpreet Grewal have been promoted, in a move that recognises their brilliant work at Sphere. Lucy Malagoni is promoted to Editorial Director and will continue to acquire general fiction, with a focus on Book Club fiction, for Sphere. Lucy was chosen as a Rising Star in The Bookseller in 2015 and […]

PA encourages UK Publishers to go to school

PA encourages UK Publishers to go to school

Did you always know you wanted to work in publishing? No? Many young people don’t know about the industry and all the opportunities it provides. The Publishers Association have launched a new programme where people in publishing go into schools, colleges and universities to share their knowledge. We all know that publishers are conscious of […]