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Macmillan, Scholastic report gender pay gaps

1 April 2019

Macmillan and Scholastic are the latest UK publishers to report gender pay gaps as part of government regulations that require companies with 250 or more employees to report the difference...

Four ANZ publishers nominated for Bologna Prize

13 March 2019

Four Australian and New Zealand publishers have been nominated for the Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publisher of the Year in the Oceania category. The shortlisted publishers are Scribble Kids’...

Patterson donates £50k to UK school libraries

19 September 2018

US author James Patterson is donating £50,000 (A$91,400) to school libraries in the UK, in partnership with Scholastic UK Book Clubs, reports the Bookseller. £25,000 (A$45,700) will be made available...

Scholastic reports operating revenue up

9 September 2014

Scholastic has reported global profits of US$107 million (A$115 million) for the 2014 financial year, an increase of 31% on the previous year, when it reported profits of US$81.5 million...

Licensed to thrill: Publishers’ licensed lists 

7 February 2014

With brand licensing proving to be a growing area in book publishing, Kate Blackwood asks three local publishers about their licensed lists. Hardie Grant EgmontThere are 12 brands on Hardie Grant...

The nonfiction niche: Children’s nonfiction 

7 October 2013

Children’s and YA fiction gets the bulk of the attention when it comes to media coverage, awards and events. So why is children’s nonfiction considered the ‘ugly stepsister’ of children’s...

Scholastic acquires Koala Books 

6 March 2013

Scholastic Australia has announced that it has acquired children’s publisher Koala Books. Scholastic said in a statement that the Koala Books list will be published as an imprint of Scholastic...

International Library News 

14 November 2012

Simon & Schuster ‘in discussions’ with libraries about ebook lending In the US, Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy has said that the company has ‘been in discussions with libraries’...

Show and tell 

12 October 2012

One of Australia’s most popular children’s authors Mem Fox has teamed up with much-loved illustrator Judy Horacek for a second time. Lucy Stewart investigates their collaborative process. Collaborations between children’s...

Wildman joins Scholastic 

16 July 2012

Carolyne Wildman has joined Scholastic in the newly created role of head of marketing. Wildman, who has previously worked in marketing roles across a variety of industries, joined Scholastic at...