Tue, 02/09/2014 - 10:00
Bonnier Publishing is on the scout to acquire other publishing companies as it seeks to double its revenue to £100m over the next two years.
The UK-based English language arm of the family-owned Swedish publishing giant is planning to grow...
Tue, 02/09/2014 - 09:00
Ian McEwan has said he is a “pathetic 'don’t know'” when it comes to the Scottish referendum, even though his wife, journalist Annalena McAfee, is in the pro-independence camp.
Speaking at a Guardian reader event for his new book The Children Act (Jonathan Cape) last night (1st September)...
Mon, 01/09/2014 - 11:45
My autobiography, Strictly Ann, was in The Times bestseller lists when I told my editor, Alan Samson of Orion, that I was writing a detective novel. He responded enthusiastically but these days it is the sales team which seems to decide the merits of a book and the Orion sales department thought that, having published four...
Fri, 29/08/2014 - 12:19
Writer Germaine Greer has said that e-books should “cost pennies” and accused people of having an “irrational attachment to the [printed] book”.
Greer was speaking on an episode of BBC Radio 4’s "The Report" (aired Thursday 28th August),...
Fri, 29/08/2014 - 09:17
Ann Widdecombe has self-published her first detective novel via Amazon's KDP and CreateSpace platforms, saying there is “a lot higher royalty on the Kindle edition than any author is going to get in publishing”.
The former politician and one-time "Strictly Come Dancing" star released The Dancing...
Tue, 26/08/2014 - 09:20
Amazon has bought video-game streaming service Twitch for $970m (£585m) in one of its biggest ever acquisitions.
The deal suggests Amazon is further bulking up its entertainment ambitions to take on rival streaming platforms Netflix and YouTube.
The move has surprised many technology commentators, after Google’s...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:50
Amazon has started selling physical books in Brazil for the first time, almost two years after the launch of its digital bookselling business in the country.
The retailer opened a Kindle store in the Latin American country in December 2012,...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:30
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has told The Bookseller it hopes Amazon and Hachette Book Group (HBG) can “reach an agreement which supports the growth of the publishing industry”.
The two companies have been locked in a dispute over terms, which...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:00
“Serious content restrictions” at Amazon’s fan fiction platform Kindle Worlds could be a reason why people are not creating as many works on the platform as elsewhere, a new study by Georgetown law professor Rebecca Tushnet said.
However Jeff Belle, v.p. of Amazon Publishing, has described early response to the site...
Thu, 21/08/2014 - 10:00
Paperback editions of books by Amazon Publishing UK author Mel Sherratt are being stocked locally in Waterstones and an independent bookstore.
Sherratt is published by Thomas & Mercer, Amazon Publishing’s crime and thriller imprint.
As reported by The Bookseller yesterday (20th August), WHSmith Travel stores...