OUP and Blackwell's win at Academic Trade Conference awards

Oxford University Press has been crowned Publisher of the Year once again at the Academic Book Trade Conference awards. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Blackwell cuts 19 from library supply business

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 10/05/2011 - 14:19 Blackwell has today (10th May) axed 19 head office jobs from its library supply team. The staff, who are all based at the Blackwell headquarters in Oxfordshire, were told today they will be made redundant as of 1st July. read... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Yellow Jersey hat trick at British Sports Book Awards

Publication Date: Tue, 10/05/2011 - 08:24 Random House imprint Yellow Jersey Press has scored a hat trick of wins at the British Sports Book Awards, with W H Smith also taking home the best sports book retailer prize. Catrine Clay's Trautmann's Journey won best biography, while Promised Lane by... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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National Geographic Wins Magazine of the Year

National Geographic won Magazine of the Year as well as Single Topic issue at the 2011 National Magazine Awards. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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The Drama Book Shop—Award Winner

And the winner of this year’s Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre is... the Drama Book Shop, an independent New York City bookstore dating to 1917, 30 years older than the Tony Awards. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Peddle awarded Kim Scott Walwyn Prize

Publication Date: Fri, 06/05/2011 - 08:35 Vintage assistant editor Kay Peddle has been awarded the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2011 for her Brain Shots audiobooks project for Bodley Head. She received the prize, which recognises the professional achievements of women in publishing yesterday evening... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Blackwell launches textbook rental

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 06/05/2011 - 16:41 Blackwell's David Prescott is aiming to revolutionise the way the company sells textbooks and overhaul the bookseller's website in his first months as the chain's new m.d. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Hutchings to leave Blackwell

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 26/04/2011 - 12:21 Blackwell c.e.o. Andrew Hutchings has been made redundant as part of an "internal team restructure" at the company. The academic bookseller is dispensing with the role of c.e.o. to continue its intentions to increase "local... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Master Georgie wins Booker's Best of Beryl

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Tue, 19/04/2011 - 21:45 Beryl Bainbridge’s Crimean War novel Master Georgie has been voted the Man Booker Best of Beryl. Shortlisted in 1998, when it lost out to Ian McEwan’s Amsterdam, the novel was voted for via the Man Booker website, just pipping... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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London Triptych wins Authors Club prize

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 18/04/2011 - 09:16 The Authors’ Club Best First Novel award has been given to Jonathan Kemp for London Triptych. The book, about sex, exploitation and dependence set against London’s gay underworld was published by Brighton-based indie Myriad... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Mehta hails publishing after lifetime award

Written By: Felicity Wood Publication Date: Wed, 13/04/2011 - 14:00 Sonny Mehta, editor-in-chief of Alfred A Knopf, has said publishing's editorial, marketing and publicity standards would guarantee the sector's relevance, as he was awarded the eighth LBF Lifetime Achievement Award in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Penguin and Foyles lead way in Bookseller Industry Awards

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 12/04/2011 - 08:30 Penguin is topping the table with an industry-leading six nominations in the 2011 Bookseller Industry Awards. Following closely behind in the nomination league tables are HarperCollins and Hodder & Stoughton, both listed... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Kingsolver on shortlist for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Publication Date: Tue, 12/04/2011 - 10:36 Barbara Kingsolver's Orange Prize-winning The Lacuna (Faber) has been shortlisted for the €100,000 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. The 10-strong list, announced this morning (12th April), also includes three from Irish authors, Brooklyn by... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Weak start to 2011 for UK and US book trade

Written By: Benedicte Page and Philip Stone Publication Date: Mon, 11/04/2011 - 09:40 Book sales have slumped on both sides of the Atlantic as the British and American markets experienced year-on-year declines in the first quarter of 2011. Book sales in the UK were down 3.1% to £324m, with... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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New awards on Sports Book shortlists

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 11/04/2011 - 11:35 New awards for Best Racing Book and Best Sports Book Retailer will be up for grabs at this year's British Sports Book Awards 2011. W H Smith, Amazon, Waterstone's and Foyles are all in the mix to win the best sports retailer... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Time called on enhanced ebooks at LBF digital conference

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Sun, 10/04/2011 - 16:03 Enhanced ebooks are dead, discoverability is the most important issue facing ebook vendors, while pricing strategies should be measured against other digital content, not physical books. These were the key themes that emerged... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Trade looks to "packed" London Book Fair

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 08/04/2011 - 08:48 A record number of exhibitors are set to showcase at the London International Book Fair next week, as one publishing m.d. reported a "bouncy and optimistic" mood ahead of the three-day event and digital conference. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Trade experiences worst March since 2005

Written By: Philip Stone and Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 07/04/2011 - 09:11 Spending in March has hit a six-year low, with sales slumping by 8.7% year on year. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Blackwell Group halves losses within a year

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 31/03/2011 - 09:14 Blackwell UK hopes to become profitable in two years, after nearly halving its operating losses to £5.6m. The academic bookseller’s year-end results to 26th June 2010 show the company has narrowed its operating losses from... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Academic retailing "unsustainable"

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 25/03/2011 - 09:36 Academic retailers have demanded that academic publishers provide them with greater support, arguing that the current model is "not sustainable" in the long term. The development comes after Waterstone's m.d. Dominic Myers... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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"Bold" Bloomsbury book wins Hessell-Tiltman history prize

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 24/03/2011 - 08:34 Bloomsbury's The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt: the History of a Civilisation from 3,000 BC to Cleopatra has won this year's £3,000 Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History. Written by Toby Wilkinson, the book was commended by... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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