TV – BBC – New Electronic Programme Guide positions for BBC Scotland TV channel released

BBC Scotland have released full details of where audiences can find its new channel which launches on 24 February 2019. The positions vary across the different broadcast platforms, with transition taking effect from week beginning 18 February. BBC Scotland will be available in High Definition (HD) via Freeview/YouView, Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media. The channel…

The Guardian – No more Americans? What a new sponsor could mean for the Man Booker prize

Hedge fund’s departure as £1.6m backer of the UK’s leading fiction award has prompted feverish speculation about the prize’s future Previous Man Booker prize winners are among those keenly awaiting the announcement of the new sponsor of the prestigious literary award, after the prize’s sponsor of almost two decades, Man Group, became the latest in a wave…

Bookseller Briefing 5/19 – week ending 1 February

Rising production costs pile pressure on publishers Rising paper prices and the currency effects of a weaker pound are continuing to push publishers’ production costs up, with the Publishers Association’s c.e.o. Stephen Lotinga describing the development as “obviously concerning”. Wordsworth Editions director Derek Wright told The Bookseller: “We have already had notification of a rise in our production…

Bookseller Briefing 4/19 – week ending 25 January

The Bookseller acquires BookGig website from HarperCollins BookGig, the publisher-agnostic website dedicated to book events, launched by HarperCollins in October 2016, has been acquired by The Bookseller. BookGig helps readers connect with their favourite authors by listing book related events for as many different authors and genres as possible.  Since launch, BookGig has featured thousands of events across…

Bookseller Briefing 2/19 – week ending 11 January

International sales ‘increasingly important in 2019’, predict publishers Publishers will increasingly look to international territories for growth this year in the face of a stable but flat domestic market, according to industry leaders giving The Bookseller their predictions for what 2019 holds for the trade. Yet paradoxically the terms of many international trading relationships are currently uncertain…