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Dolby joins Toby Mundy Associates
February 22, 2018 at 1:45 am

Trevor Dolby has joined creative management agency Toby Mundy Associates (TMA) following his retirement as publisher at Penguin Random House imprint (Preface) last year.

It’s a family affair at Muswell
February 22, 2018 at 1:45 am

Sisters Kate and Sarah Beal may be new to running a publishing house but neither are short on book trade experience.

Amazon to adapt Iain Banks' space opera
February 22, 2018 at 1:45 am

Amazon will adapt the late Scottish author Iain M Banks’ acclaimed space opera Consider Phlebas 30 years after it was first published.

The written word is losing its power and will continue to
February 21, 2018 at 3:53 pm

If there were a futures market in literacy, it would be dropping. It is a sad fact that the value of written words, in relation to spoken words and still and moving pictures, is sinking like a stone. Changes like this happen for structural reasons. Since the invention of moveable type and the printing press,…

Only half of pre-school children being read to daily, UK study finds
February 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Survey finds proportion of toddlers having story time fell by a fifth in five years The proportion of toddlers being read to every day has dropped by a fifth over the last five years, according to research warning that the decline is a significant threat to child development.The annual Understanding the Children’s Book Consumer survey…

Ebooks are not 'stupid' – they're a revolution
February 21, 2018 at 10:53 am

The head of publisher Hachette has claimed ebooks are a failure – but as an author and a reader, they’ve completely changed my lifeI was a relatively late convert to the e-reader, getting my Kindle five years ago when it became clear that reading 600-pages of A Suitable Boy while breastfeeding wasn’t going to work.…