Thu, 28/03/2013 - 15:01
Publishing is often not well served by the wider media. Book publishers are too frequently narrowly defined as hit-makers, and yet derided for the hits they make. They are seen as both elitist and too commercial. Digitally hesitant and then digitally wrong. Some of this is rightly greeted with wry amusement in the trade, but sometimes I...
Mon, 11/02/2013 - 08:10
Vintage Classics is bringing back the works of British adventure novelist Hammond Innes in his centenary year, using a publishing strategy that balances conventional printing and print on demand (p.o.d.).
Innes, who was born in 1913 and died in 1998, wrote novels as well as children's and travel books, and his works were most...
Mon, 15/10/2012 - 08:20
Bloomsbury's online Churchill Archive will aim for a school and undergraduate readership as well as to serve scholars and advanced researchers.
The online resource, just launched, (churchillarchive.com) digitised 800,000 documents, ranging from Winston Churchill's correspondence to drafts for his famous speeches. The archive...
Thu, 14/07/2011 - 15:10
Octopus Publishing Group has agreed to donate books to new charity venture Books For Free.
The green initiative is an arm of charity Healthy Planet, which sets up pop-up shops in areas across the country and gives away books to the public which would otherwise be pulped and put in landfill.
Octopus has given away 60,000 of its...
Sun, 09/05/2010 - 07:56
Supermarket Sainsbury's is revamping its backlist offer in around 100 stores, making its paperbacks part of the "two-for-£7" chart offer. The campaign launches in stores next Thursday (13th May). The top two shelves of its backlist sections will highlight between four and six brand authors. Sainsbury's stocks backlist...
Thu, 25/06/2009 - 07:00
Gollancz is ramping up its Big Black Books of science fiction and fantasy classics with collections by Lyonesse author Jack Vance and Conan the Barbarian author Robert E Howard.
Conan's Brethren by Howard will be published in hardback on 17th September, priced £20. The 750-page book will collect all of Howard...