March 20, 2017
Classic Koffmann, published by Jacqui Small – an imprint of The Quarto Group, has been shortlisted in the 2017 James Beard Foundation Book Awards in the ‘Cooking from a Professional Point of View’ category. The book was chosen to be in the shortlist as it contributed "to the growing canon of information and knowledge about food and beverage. Content, accuracy, design, and writing style are among the elements considered." The Book Awards Committee selects the Cookbook of the Year from among the nominated books in each category. Each year the committee also inducts a classic cookbook or an author's body of work into the Cookbook Hall of Fame. The Book Awards that are administered by the James Beard Foundation were started in 1966 by French's Mustard as the R. T. French Tastemaker Awards. They were administered briefly and in turn by Duncan Hines, Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. The James Beard Foundation took them into the fold in 1990. The book itself offers a masterclass in all that's best in the French culinary tradition from an array of many different chefs. Read More.
March 17, 2017
The Quarto Group is pleased to announce that it is one of eight publishers shortlisted for the prestigious Publisher of the Year award in the 2017 British Book Awards. In addition, Group Director of Foreign Rights, Karine Marko is shortlisted in the Rights Professional of The Year category. In the Publisher of the Year category, Quarto is shortlisted alongside Michael Joseph (PRH), Penguin General (PRH), Quercus (Hachette), Little Brown Book Group (Hachette), HarperCollins, Pan Macmillan and Transworld (PRH). Read More.
March 15, 2017
The Quarto Group are delighted to announce the launch of Scratch & Create, a new format and trend in the Adult creative-craft market. This new series incorporates metallic ink layered over specially commissioned drawings or unique colourful backgrounds. By using a special stylus, you can scratch away the coating, uncovering beautiful, full colour finished artworks or you can create your own designs. Scratching out is the new coloring in! Read More.
March 7, 2017
Frances Lincoln Children’s Book’s The Bear and The Piano has been shortlisted for the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) Children's Book Award. The book was chosen as it represented a ‘well-written, engaging ‘reads’ and...outstanding illustration and design.’ Read More.
February 24, 2017
The Quarto Group foreign rights team spent 5 days enjoying the book culture of the far east this month. Meeting customers from all over the world, Lucy Gibbs, Meixia Wang and Jessica Lin made the Taipei Book Fair a great success.Quarto's presence at the Book fair grabbed the attention of Industry news, The Bookseller and Publisher's Weekly. Read More.
February 15, 2017
The list comprises 70 must-have reads for children aged 4-11, with something to suit every young reader. Many of the books in the collection are new titles which will be published this summer, and will be displayed in libraries during the Challenge. The Challenge aims to get children to do more during the summer holidays and challenges them to read as many as they can from the list. Read More.
February 15, 2017
Endorsed by Mencap, the Voice of Learning Disability, The Label was written for new parents of children with Down's syndrome and overwhelmed by information. The Label, is a real and honest insight into what it means, and doesn't mean, to have a child with Down's syndrome in the 21st century. The book has also been made into a small musical which will be performed this year at London's Palladium. 10% of proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Mencap. Ivy Press is publishing the book this month and can be bought here Read More.
February 10, 2017
There’s a Tiger in the Garden (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books) has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017. Last year, The Bear and the Piano, won last year’s ‘Best Illustrated Book’ category. James Daunt, Waterstones Managing Director said ‘These are wonderful books of great power and imagination. They show children’s publishing to be as inventive and inspiring as ever, and to have a pointed relevance that seems never more important in the shaping of ideas and attitudes.’ The winner will be announced on Thursday 30th March 2017 Read More.
February 7, 2017
Isheeta Mustafi, Editorial Director for our Brighton-based RotoVision imprint, has recently published her top five things inspiring her to think and work differently on The Bookseller’s Future Book Blog written by Molly Flatt. Futurebook aims to showcase exciting people, ideas, businesses and trends shaping the future of publishing. Read More.
February 3, 2017
Congratulations to Wide Eyed Editions in wining Children’s Travel Book of The Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards with Atlas of Animal Adventures. The book was up against though competition including others from Frances Lincoln Children’s Books: A Year Full of Stories and A Walk on the Wild Side, but beat them to be voted most for by the general public for “For inspiring a love of travel, exploration and adventure”. The Prize was sponsored by National Book tokens. Read More.