Wed, 13/08/2008 - 07:35
Author Max Malik, who won last year's Muslim Writer of the Year Award, has claimed his new book was "censored" from this year's competition because it tackled subjects "unpalatable" to Britain's Islamic community like suicide bombings, reports the Daily Telegraph, responding to a press release, issued on...
Wed, 13/08/2008 - 07:33
Amazon's Kindle e-book reader will sell more than 380,000 in 2008, according to analysts at CitiGroup, reports The Register.
The Kindle figures are based on positive reviews of the product as well as the fact that it is still topping Amazon.com's best-selling list. Analyst Mark Mahaney added that "a Kindle is going to be...
Wed, 13/08/2008 - 07:30
Children's author Darren Shan and political commentator Tariq Ali are among the writers appearing at east London independent Newham Bookshop's autumn series of events.
The quarterly programme begins next Wednesday (20th August) when comedian Mark Steel holds a talk at Stratford Circus to publicise his new book What's...
Wed, 13/08/2008 - 07:24
Starbucks in Germany is staging a Mystery Festival Coffee & Crime programme of events this autumn, consisting of 11 readings in nine cities.
In cooperation with Swiss publisher Diogenes, the events take place from 17th September to 7th October and will feature six mystery authors and an audiobook narrator, reports the Shelf...
Wed, 13/08/2008 - 06:27
Second-hand books collector Tim Hayward picks the best classic titles that have recently been republished and nominates other classic titles ripe for revival in the Guardian.
Among the books he highlights are the forthcoming Virago reissue of Cooking in a Bedsitter by Katharine Whitethorn; Grub Street Publishing's...
Tue, 12/08/2008 - 12:54
Former Cuban president Fidel Castro and writer Mario Vargas Llosa are among those interviewed for the first major biography of Gabriel García Márquez, to be published by Bloomsbury.
Gabriel García Márquez by Gerald Martin will be out on 20th October priced £25. It will be the first full English-language...
Tue, 12/08/2008 - 11:53
Seven brothers and sisters have launched a publishing venture, Sibling Press, to develop both children's and adult titles. The company will initially launch into children's publishing with a series based around an imaginary world, The Land.
Several of the Skinner siblings are already published authors. For Sibling Press, they...
Tue, 12/08/2008 - 07:41
Woolworths Group has appointed Steve Johnson as its new chief executive, with effect from 1st September. Johnson, who replaces Trevor Bish-Jones, who stood down from the post in June, was most recently chief executive of Focus DIY. Before that he had worked for GUS; for...
Tue, 12/08/2008 - 07:26
US presidential candidate Barack Obama is publishing another book, with the help of his campaign staff, about his policy work, reports the Associated Press
Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise, priced $13.95, will be published by Crown Publishing paperback imprint Three Rivers Press...
Tue, 12/08/2008 - 07:22
Miramax Film has sued British writer and Daily Mail columnist Allison Pearson for breach of contract for failing to deliver a promised novel.
The film studio accuses Pearson of accepting $700,000 five years ago in return for the rights for an unpublished book titled I Think I Love You.
The suit, filed on Friday in Manhattan...