Mon, 15/10/2012 - 08:05
Independent publisher Alma Books is to publish a newly-translated, illustrated edition of Dante's 14th-century epic poem "The Divine Comedy". The title has been 10 years in the making.
The new edition, translated by J G Nichols, will be published in hardback on 20th November, priced £20, with illustrations...
Fri, 16/03/2012 - 08:10
Publishers need to emerge from the shadow of Nielsen BookScan and use their own judgement while improving non-fiction books in order to beat the digital onslaught, delegates at the Independent Publishers Guild's 50th conference heard last week.
Publishers need to become "pricing experts" and think more dynamically when...
Thu, 08/03/2012 - 08:15
Irish author Emma Donoghue has been longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012 after making the Orange and Man Booker shortlists with Room.
Her The Sealed Letter (Picador) joins a 20-strong longlist which includes 11 titles from indie publishers. Random House imprints William Heinemann, Chatto, Harvill Secker...
Fri, 27/01/2012 - 09:55
Independent publishers have welcomed the launch of Apple’s iBooks Author self-publishing app, saying they are considering using the technology to publish digital content themselves, and batting away suggestions it could threaten their business by encouraging authors to self-publish.
The free app,...
Tue, 24/01/2012 - 07:45
Alma Books has acquired a title about the royal families of Europe from The King's Speech author, Peter Conradi.
Director Alessandro Gallenzi bought world English language rights in the title from Andrew Nurnberg, with plans to publish The Great Survivors: How Monarchy made it into the 21st Century as a hardback...
Thu, 20/10/2011 - 08:45
Alma Books is planning to hire more staff and expand its non-fiction and YA lists, after reversing a loss made in its 2009 financial year.
For the year ending 31st December 2010, turnover grew nearly 70% to £629,361. Profit after tax was also up to £104,646 at the end of 2010, after making a loss of £10,437 in 2009....
Fri, 09/09/2011 - 09:00
Waterstone’s is calling for a higher discount flat rate on books in exchange for scrapping its promotion fees, which is a move that has been described as “fairer and more transparent” by some publishers. Indie publishers are particularly in favour.
The bookselling chain's m.d. James Daunt has been carrying...
Wed, 26/08/2009 - 06:45
Independent publishers make up three of the eight-strong shortlist in the latest Amazon Rising Stars campaign.
The promotion aims to highlight books from up-and-coming authors. Titles from Alma Books, Bitter Lemon Press, and Granta have made it to the shortlist, alongside Random House stablemates Ebury and Harvill Secker, as well as...
Mon, 02/02/2009 - 07:57
The Guardian has outed Alma Books publisher Alessandro Gallenzi as the author of the as-yet-unpublished book Bestseller, a satire of UK publishing "which presents thinly-vield portraits of some of the leading figures in the books world".
"I read a lot of blogs and I always hate it when the people who come out with...
Mon, 01/09/2008 - 13:43
Alma Books has acquired world English rights to Live Souls, the latest novel by award-winning Russian author Dmitri Bykov, and has the option to publish his other six existing books.
The deal, conducted via Moscow-based FTM Agency, was for a "five-figure" sum. Alma is hoping to sell on the US rights at the Frankfurt...