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 […]

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 […]