Wed, 20/08/2014 - 08:50
Cambridge University Press has reported a sales increase of 5% at constant currency rates in the year to end April 2014, to a total of £263.4m. Its pre-tax operating surplus for the year stood at £8m.
However chief executive Peter Phillips said that the marked strengthening of sterling through the year had led to...
Tue, 19/08/2014 - 16:00
Concerns have been raised over the book trade implications of a "Yes" vote in the Scottish independence referendum, with the introduction of VAT on printed books set to "affect all bookshops and publishers north of the border if the Scottish electorate votes for independence", according to a group from the trade.
Tue, 19/08/2014 - 09:50
Amazon's German division has responded to criticism from close to 1,200 authors over its actions in its terms dispute with Bonnier, saying the publishing group is out of step with other major German publishers in its terms on e-books.
Authors including Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek, together with...
Mon, 18/08/2014 - 09:50
Nearly 1,200 writers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland have signed an open letter to Amazon protesting over its tactics in its current terms dispute with the Bonnier Group.
The authors – who include Nobel Prize winning...
Mon, 18/08/2014 - 08:50
CUP South Africa (CUP SA) has partnered with NGO Worldreader to make content for schoolchildren freely available across sub-Saharan Africa. Worldreader has developed an e-reading app, hosted on cloud-based mobile application platform BiNu, which enables “feature phones”—those without Android or iOS operating systems,...
Mon, 18/08/2014 - 08:40
A new online publishing platform, The Pigeonhole, aims to tap into a community of readers who want a shared reading experience based on serialised publication.
The platform has been co-founded by Anna Jean Hughes, formerly of Random House and Peters, Fraser & Dunlop, alongside Jacob...
Mon, 11/08/2014 - 09:10
Penguin imprint Hamish Hamilton is publishing Ali Smith's Man Booker longlisted How To Be Both (28th August) in a double edition; there will be two versions of the hardback, looking identical on the outside, and buyers will find themselves picking one or the other at random.
The novel is written in two parts of equal...
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:35
Eoin Purcell, formerly editorial director of New Island Books in Dublin, has been appointed to lead the London Amazon Publishing team.
Purcell, who has maintained a long-running blog on publishing and digital change, as well as writing occasional pieces for The Bookseller,...
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:50
Authors including Sebastian Faulks, P D James, Howard Jacobson, India Knight and Richard Dawkins are among over 200 public figures supporting an open letter calling for Scotland's people to vote "No" to independence.
This year's Man Booker Prize chair of judges A C Grayling, broadcaster Melvyn Bragg, and children...
Mon, 04/08/2014 - 09:50
The chairman and c.e.o. of the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) are both stepping down from their roles, with the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) and the Publishers Licensing Society (PLS) - which together own the CLA – saying they had agreed on a "leaner" CLA Board.
Tom Bradley, chairman of the...