Fri, 07/03/2014 - 16:45
There has been a mixed responses from children's publishers to a campaign encouraging them to drop designating books as either for boys or for girls, with Usborne saying it is dropping such designations, but Michael O Mara describing it as "a fact of life" that parents shop according to gender.
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 10:00
Amazon has said it wants to build “the world’s most author-centric publishing house”, and it is stepping up its publishing activities in the UK as it seeks to demonstrate that it can run a successful publishing operation based on the traditional model.
The company is recruiting for UK publishing staff, including a...
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 09:40
The founder of Amazon Anonymous has hailed a great start to the campaign, with thousands of people signed up to the movement within the first 24 hours of its launch.
Activist Emily Kenway and fellow demonstrators descended on Amazon’s headquarters in London’s Holborn on Friday...
Fri, 28/02/2014 - 09:30
Demonstrators will descend on Amazon’s headquarters in London later today (28th February) to hand in a petition signed by over 55,000 people demanding the company pay its workers the Living Wage.
Campaigner Emily Kenway launched a petition on Change.org in December calling on the company to pay its warehouse workers the Living...
Fri, 28/02/2014 - 09:20
Former The Book Depository managing director Kieron Smith pictured is to launch an online global bookseller, Best Little Bookshop, this spring.
Smith made the announcement at the IPG Conference this afternoon (27th February), telling publishers the enterprise should be “a collaborative effort to offer something new”....
Thu, 27/02/2014 - 12:44
"There are a lot of people doing a lot of things we used to do," Stephen Page told the Independent Publishers Guild conference today (27th February), but added that publishers should not "surrender the ground we know".
In a keynote address, Page shared his thoughts on the state and future of publishing, saying that...
Wed, 26/02/2014 - 09:20
One-time "Kindle King" Kerry Wilkinson, who made his name as a self-published bestseller, has said his experience of being traditionally published by Pan Macmillan has "been great", pointing to traditional poster and billboard advertising as bringing "normalcy" to his published work.
Tue, 25/02/2014 - 09:28
A bill banning free deliveries of books carrying the 5% discount allowed under the French 1981 fixed book price law should have been passed last week, but has been delayed by several months while it is being vetted by the European Commission (EC).
The ban is aimed at Amazon, which the French Booksellers Association (Syndicat de la...
Mon, 24/02/2014 - 08:30
Amazon UK is launching a TV subscription service and Prime package, which will allow customers to loan e-books from the Kindle library.
The online retailer is rebranding its LoveFilm streaming service as Prime Instant Video, and will offer a subscription along with one-day Prime delivery and access to the Kindle library for £79...
Fri, 21/02/2014 - 09:10
Amazon’s publishing imprint Thomas & Mercer has acquired a new novel by Mark Edwards and Louise Voss right as it continues to up its UK publishing drive. Emilie Marneur, senior acquisitions editor at T&M, signed world rights to From the Cradle through agent Sam Copeland of Rogers, Coleridge & White and will publish this...