Barr takes over as President of The Publishers Association

Barr takes over as President of The Publishers Association

Stephen Barr, President of SAGE International, has been elected as the new President of The Publishers Association. Stephen succeeds Joanna Prior, Managing Director of Penguin General Books, who remains as an officer on PA Council. Commenting, Stephen said: “The Publishers Association plays an essential role as the collective voice for the publishing community in the […]

Bloomsbury sales up 11%

Bloomsbury sales up 11%

Bloomsbury today announces unaudited results for the year ended 29 February 2016. Financial highlights Revenue grew by 11% to £123.7 million (2015: £111.1 million) Profit before taxation and highlighted items increased by 8% to £13.0 million (2015: £12.1 million) Both revenue and profit benefited from the successful integration of Osprey Publishing acquired in December 2014 […]

Translation Fund for Scottish writers – open for applications

Translation Fund for Scottish writers – open for applications

The fund, administered by Publishing Scotland, is designed to encourage international publishers to translate works by Scottish writers. The new round for 2016/17 is now open. There will be 2 rounds, with the first deadline being Friday 12 August 2016. A second round will be announced prior to the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2016. […]

Strong year for UK publishing industry as it grows to £4.4bn

Strong year for UK publishing industry as it grows to £4.4bn

New figures released on Friday by the Publishers Association shows that the UK publishing industry is in good health with total sales of book and journal publishing up to £4.4bn in 2015. The figures also revealed that the UK’s love affair with the printed book is far from over as for the first time since the […]

Seeking creative candidates: Win a stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Seeking creative candidates: Win a stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair

For the second time, the Frankfurt Book Fair is awarding its Wildcard. The candidate whose exhibition concept manages to win over the judges will be awarded the grand prize: an 8-sqm-stand at the world’s largest fair for content.

Jolabokaflod Book Campaign: the first crowdfunding project

Jolabokaflod Book Campaign: the first crowdfunding project

This is a guest blog from Christopher Norris. Chris is editor and development executive for the Insight Film Festival and founder of the recently launched Jolabokaflod Book Campaign. He also freelances at CopyGhosting Editorial Services. Iceland is a land in love with books and literature. Ever since the country gained independence from Denmark at the end of World War […]

World Book Day Award Winning School Receives £20,000 Library Makeover

World Book Day Award Winning School Receives £20,000 Library Makeover

Eltham Hill School in Greenwich, London, will receive £10,000 of books for its school library. In addition to the books, it will receive £10,000 worth of library furniture from school library designers BookSpace for Schools. The winning schools were chosen by judges headed by internationally bestselling author James Patterson, who founded the prize with £50,000 […]

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 […]