Wed, 30/07/2014 - 09:50
Books “should not be treated as if they’re boxes of cereal occupying grocery store shelves”, Douglas Preston, the man behind the Authors United campaign, has said.
Speaking to Porter Anderson for The Bookseller’s...
Wed, 30/07/2014 - 09:30
Just a day after Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart confirmed it had raised $1bn in funding, Amazon has announced a further $2bn of investment in the country, saying it sees "huge potential in the Indian economy."
Bangalore-based Flipkart, which has 22 million registered users, announced its funding round on Twitter yesterday...
Tue, 29/07/2014 - 09:30
The European Commission is to take "a few more weeks" to finalise its White Paper on the review of EU copyright rules because of "the great diversity of views among stakeholders", an EC spokesperson has said.
The statement to The Bookseller came following reports that the White Paper had been put on hold...
Tue, 29/07/2014 - 09:10
Eighty staff members at Pan Macmillan have pledged to support literacy charities as part of the Reading for Pleasure initiative, following the first campaign roadshow held at the publisher's offices last week (23rd July).
The Publishers Association's Reading for Pleasure campaign brings charities and other organisations...
Mon, 28/07/2014 - 10:00
Ion Trewin, literary director of the Booker Prize Foundation [pictured], has said "some flexibility" is required in the current year over longlist availability for the Man Booker prize.
Meanwhile Penguin has now agreed to...
Mon, 28/07/2014 - 09:40
SAGE is launching its first video collections next spring, starting with three subject areas: education; media and communications; and counselling and psychotherapy. Further collections will follow until there is “a whole portfolio”, said Kiren Shoman, executive director, books editorial at SAGE.
The collections comprise...
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 11:03
Jonathan Cape has confirmed it is bringing forward publication of Howard Jacobson's novel J, which this week was longlisted for the Man Booker prize.
J was originally scheduled for release on 25th September, but...
Thu, 24/07/2014 - 09:20
Macmillan Science and Education's technology division Digital Science has invested in London start-up WriteLaTex, the creator of online platform Overleaf.
Overleaf gives users the ability to author and edit scientific research and reports with real-time collaboration. The platform, "created with the goal of making science and...
Mon, 21/07/2014 - 09:50
Novelist J K Rowling has confirmed she plans "not seven, more" Robert Galbraith novels.
Speaking at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate on Friday night (18th July), in conversation with Val McDermid, the author drew applause from the audience when she confirmed there was an "open-ended...
Mon, 21/07/2014 - 09:20
The value of a professional edit and copy-edit, what constitutes a crime novel, and the issues for those who write between genres were among the themes discussed at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival this weekend (17-20th July).
Among stars present were J K Rowling, who announced...