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 […]

The Battle To Save Our Public Libraries

The Battle To Save Our Public Libraries

This is a guest post by Desmond Clarke. Desmond retired as President & CEO of Thomson Publishing Services Group and he is a former director of Faber & Faber. He is a veteran library campaigner. 2016 is expected to be a critical year for public libraries as the next round of austerity bites and local […]

Swotting up on Academic Book Week

Swotting up on Academic Book Week

This is a guest post by Alastair Horne, Social Media and Communities Manager for Cambridge University Press, on what to expect from Academic Book Week. Why does academic publishing get so little attention? For a multimillion-pound business whose products ought to be familiar to every graduate working in publishing, it’s surprisingly obscure.

Indie British Author Gets 6-figure Deal Ahead Of Frankfurt

Grand Central Publishing (Hachette) have bought English language rights in a good six-figure deal in bestselling ‘indie’ author Kirsty Moseley’s next two novels. Fighting to be free was first published on Wattpad and attracted over 5.7 million online reads. GCP will publish in the US in print and digital in March 2016; Book 2, Worth […]