Bookseller Briefing 23/19 – week ending 7 June

New Booker branding as Crankstart sponsorship begins Crankstart has officially taken over as supporter of the Booker Prize, ending 18 years of sponsorship by The Man Group. The charitable foundation, run by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Sir Michael Moritz and his wife, Harriet Heyman, was announced in February as the prize’s new sponsor in a five-year deal.…

Bookseller Briefing 22/19 – week ending 31 May

Virago to make ‘any necessary corrections’ to Naomi Wolf book Virago says it stands by Naomi Wolf and the thesis for her book but will make “any necessary corrections” after she was accused on the BBC of misunderstanding a key legal term. The author appeared on Radio 3 to discuss Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalisation…

Radio – BBC launches BBC Music Memories

Welcome to BBC Music Memories   The website is designed to use music to help people with dementia reconnect with their most powerful memories. Evidence shows that music can help people with dementia to feel and live better. Memories from teenage years can often be the most powerful, so why not start by looking for music…

News – BBC Learning English app

Free BBC Learning English App goes live With readily available daily updates of new, fun, topical and amazing lessons, transcripts and quizzes, our app will help English-language learners develop their English skills and become brilliant English-speakersPaul Scott, Editor, BBC Learning English Date: 29.08.2018     Last updated: 29.08.2018 at 13.13 Category: World Service One of the world’s most…

TV – BBC – BBC Studios to launch all-new series of Doctor Who in Africa at first ever Comic Con Africa

“BBC Studios to launch all-new series of Doctor Who in Africa at first ever Comic Con Africa Date: 28.08.2018     Last updated: 28.08.2018 at 10.26 Category: BBC Studios; Distribution BBC Studios in Africa announced today that it will be hosting a special Doctor Who experience for the series’ regional launch at Africa’s first ever Comic Con next month,…

Bookseller Briefing 21/18 – week ending 25 May

  Publishers urge government on e-book VAT ahead of crunch EU meeting Publishers are urging the UK government to support measures that would allow VAT to be removed on e-books, audiobooks and online newspaper and magazine subscriptions in the UK. At a European Union meeting today (25th May) taking place in Brussels, finance ministers will consider new proposals that would allow…