Thu, 20/03/2008 - 07:48
The Times takes a look at Bertelsmann's 2007 results, and concludes that keeping it in the family is not working for the media conglomerate.
"Of its six divisions, four failed to register growth last year, so the overall improvement was a lousy 0.4%," writes the newspaper in a piece of media analysis. "Random...
Thu, 20/03/2008 - 07:41
Faber has awarded Edward Docx's second novel Self Help (Picador) the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize 2007. The £1,000 award is given annually to authors of volumes of poetry and fiction on alternate years.
Thu, 20/03/2008 - 07:40
Tennis legend Monica Seles is writing her autobiography for Penguin, reports Sports Illustrated. The book, currently untitled, will be published in 2009 by Penguin imprint Avery.
"I hope to share how I found balance, strength and happiness in my life after a rollercoaster ride of exhilarating accomplishment and sometimes...
Wed, 06/02/2008 - 08:22
James Patterson is looking to create computer games based on his novels, kicking off with a Women's Murder Club game, according to gaming website play.tm. The site reports that Patterson is collaborating with Gabriel Knight's Jane Jensen on the new titles, which it says he hopes will appeal to fans of his literary creations.
Wed, 06/02/2008 - 08:20
Harlequin Mills & Boon is setting up a publishing and distribution operation in India in an attempt to woo the country's 300 million English speakers with its romantic fiction, the Daily Mail reports. The publisher is also looking to publish stories set in India with Indian characters, the paper says.
It quotes Andrew Go...
Mon, 04/02/2008 - 08:18
The Telegraph takes a close look at new Borders chairman Luke Johnson, and considers the reasons behind the departure of c.e.o. David Roche last week. "[New c.e.o.] Mr Downer is seen as a more willing accomplice than Mr Roche, who is thought to have clashed with Mr Johnson over plans for Borders' future," the newspaper...
Mon, 04/02/2008 - 08:10
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has again postponed its decision on A&R's proposed takeover of Borders' stores in Australia. The commission was due to release its findings last week, but has now announced that following the receipt of further information from A&R on 15th January, more time is needed...
Mon, 04/02/2008 - 08:10
A thief who stole hundreds of books was jailed for 21 months last week, the Daily Post reports. Simon Neil James, 39, of Copthorne Lodge, Colwyn Bay, stole books to order for his eBay account, the paper says.
"Matters came to a head in March 2007 when James, who had not worked for 17 years, was caught stealing books valued...
Tue, 22/01/2008 - 15:51
An animated television series of Andy Stanton's Mr Gum books is in production with Nickelodeon, with a pilot episode due by the end of the year.
The series is being co-written by Stanton with Andy Bobrow, writer on "Malcolm in the Middle”. The deal was struck by Eve White at Eve White Literary Agency, and follows a world...
Fri, 07/12/2007 - 15:12
Michael Joseph has paid a six-figure sum for Single Mother On the Verge, the first book from 29-year-old blogger and Manchester-based single mother Maria Roberts.
Katy Follain acquired UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada from Patrick Walsh at Conville & Walsh, who said that Michael Joseph started trying to shut down a...