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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.

HMH Trade Unit Posted a Profit in 2017
February 21, 2018 at 11:00 pm

An 11.4% increase in revenue in the HMH trade division in 2017 over 2016 plus cost cuts resulted in net income of $2.0 million in the group last year compared to a loss of $7.0 million in 2016.

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.…

Guest Post: Institutional Alignment: The University Press Redux
February 21, 2018 at 5:30 am

A conference at the British Library provides ample evidence of the breadth of the university press sector and the absolute necessity of a clear institutional mission. The post Guest Post: Institutional Alignment: The University Press Redux appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

The UK’s Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses Names its 2018 Shortlist
February 21, 2018 at 2:30 am

Open to UK and Irish publishers, the Republic of Consciousness Prize honors literary fiction produced by small, independent presses with no more than five full-time employees.  The post The UK’s Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses Names its 2018 Shortlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The UK’s Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses Names its 2018 Shortlist
February 21, 2018 at 2:30 am

Open to UK and Irish publishers, the Republic of Consciousness Prize honors literary fiction produced by small, independent presses with no more than five full-time employees.  The post The UK’s Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses Names its 2018 Shortlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.