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. Publisher's Weekly wrote "Foreign rights manager Lucy Gibbs attended the fair for the first time and was enthusiastic about sales to Taiwan over the years. "We have been doing co-editions here since 2008, and in the last three years, with better market understanding and networking, our sales have gone up," said Gibbs, who had nearly 20 scheduled meetings at the fair (with her colleague having 30 lined up). "What is interesting is that while there are many Korean, Japanese, and other Asian publishers here, all my meetings are with Taiwanese publishers." Among her most popular titles at the fair is the educational and fun-based Academy series by Steve Martin (published by Ivy Kids) with stickers, pull-out posters, game cards, and other add-ons." The Bookseller also did a short piece, click here to read 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's intention is to illustrate that all of our paths are individual and ours to shape and shouldn't be bound by clinical notes in a text book or anyone else's experience." – Caroline White illustrator of The Label 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.
January 30, 2017
Three Quarto titles have had success at The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards 2016 – a new scheme which was introduced earlier this year by Homemaker Magazine. The award ‘aims to honour a variety of wonderful books that have been adored by the creative nation in the past 12 months.’ The Shopkeeper’s Home by Caroline Rowland from Jacqui Small was crowned Winner of the The Best Interiors Book. Judge Wayne Hemingway MBE praised the book: “The Shopkeeper’s Home by Caroline Rowland is a genius idea. It allows you to get inside the homes of the coolest indie interiors retailers, and a lot of inspiration can be found there.” Another two Quarto books were highly recommended from the judges; in The Best Design Book category– Modernist Estates by Stefi Orazi from Frances Lincoln and in the The Best Wildcard Book category – Decorate for a Party by Holly Becker & Leslie Shewring, Jacqui Small. Further award details here: https://www.homemakermagazine.co.uk/awards/ Read More.
January 26, 2017
The Quarto Group is one of the 51 signatories of the 2017 Literacy Pledge, a UK national campaign led by the National Literacy Trust launching on 26 January. Marcus E. Leaver, Chief Executive of The Quarto Group, commented: “Our mission at The Quarto Group is to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of adults and children around the world, so The Literacy Pledge is very much aligned with our corporate values. In 2017, together with all our employees, we are putting more efforts in supporting our local communities in two areas that are close to our hearts and business – education and knowledge. We look forward to sharing more details soon.” Read More.
January 25, 2017
Volcanic Wines – Salt, Grit and Power by John Szabo MS. and published by Jacqui Small, has won the André Simon Food and Drink Book Award 2016 for Best Drinks Book of the Year. The André Simon Awards were founded in 1978 to recognise the achievements of food and drink writers and are the longest running awards of their kind. Read More.
January 24, 2017
Amelia Earhart and Mabrook! A World of Muslim Weddings, both from Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, and The Hello Atlas from Wide Eyed Editions have been selected as part of the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017 in the US. This annual cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council aims to gather “an annual reading list of exceptional books for use in social studies classrooms, selected by social studies educators.” Read More.