Fri, 29/08/2014 - 12:09
Andrew O’Hagan’s new novel The Illuminations will be published by Faber on 5th February 2015.
The novel, the author's fifth, is described as "a beautiful, deeply charged story about love and memory, about modern warfare, the complications of fact and familial relationships."
"How much do...
Fri, 29/08/2014 - 09:20
Spain's domestic publishing market saw a year-on-year drop in turnover of approaching 12% in 2013, to a total of €2.18bn, according to the annual survey taken by the Spanish publishers association, the Federacion de Gremios de Editores de Espana (FGEE).
This latest fall means the market has seen a turnover drop of approaching...
Thu, 28/08/2014 - 10:00
More prominent individuals from Scotland's book trade – including BookSource m.d. Davinder Bedi and Sara Hunt, m.d. of Saraband, winner of last year's Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year - have spoken out about the industry implications of next month's independence referendum.
Wed, 27/08/2014 - 10:00
Birlinn m.d. Hugh Andrew and Edinburgh University Press chief executive Timothy Wright are among the 133 business leaders in Scotland who have signed an open letter to The Scotsman newspaper warning that the business case for independence has not yet been made.
The letter has made news headlines on national press and...
Tue, 26/08/2014 - 11:23
Cornerstone imprint Hutchinson has said staff are "saddened" by the death of director and actor Richard Attenborough, whose memoir, Entirely Up to You, Darling, it published in 2008.
Attenborough died at the weekend at the age of 90....
Tue, 26/08/2014 - 10:00
Book trade figures north of the border have vastly different views on the implications of a "Yes" vote in the forthcoming referendum for Scotland's book trade, from fears that the industry will be deeply damaged by the imposition of VAT on books...
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...