Fri, 17/05/2013 - 09:51
Booksellers from across Europe have urged European Commission representatives to act over the use of closed e-book systems by major market players such as Apple and Amazon.
At the European and International Booksellers Federation conference in Brussels yesterday (16th May), industry members from different countries urged the...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 13:00
There is no convincing technological reason preventing e-book interoperability between different formats and platforms, giving customers a free choice to shop in different e-book stores, a report from the European and International Booksellers Federation has said. But the Federation said open e-book platforms did not suit the business models...
Tue, 14/05/2013 - 09:12
The Ed Victor literary agency has formed a link-up with United Agents for the handling of film, television and theatrical rights.
Charlie Campbell from Ed Victor and Georgina Lewis for United Agents will head up the arrangement under the director of EV Ltd chairman Ed Victor and St John Donald, the managing director of UA.
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 09:02
Oxford University Press Children’s is set to launch into Cornish language publishing with the Oxford Children’s Cornish–English Visual Dictionary, one in a new series of bilingual dictionaries for children aged eight-plus.
The dictionaries, to be published on 6th June (£9.99, paperback), take a themed...
Wed, 08/05/2013 - 16:00
Five academic publishers are trialling a pilot programme with the US-based Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider Coursera.
Cengage Learning, Macmillan Higher Education, Oxford University Press, Sage and Wiley are experimenting with offering Coursera students versions of their e-textbooks, delivered via a DRM-protected e-reader...
Tue, 07/05/2013 - 09:30
An independent analysis of the economic value of public investment in arts and culture, published by Arts Council England, shows the sector generates a "significant" return on government spending.
The analysis, by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) shows that arts and culture - including book publishing as...
Tue, 07/05/2013 - 09:26
The implications of Open Access for libraries will be debated in Westminster at an event hosted by the Libraries All-Party Parliamentary Group.
The date of the debate has yet to be confirmed, but it will include MPs and representatives from the library, publishing, university and academic fields.
Annie Mauger, chief...
Fri, 03/05/2013 - 14:08
Picture books, children's non-fiction and art and illustrated titles were all in strong demand at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair held last week (24th-29th March).
The UK presence was low key, with no collective stand, and with many academic and trade publishers represented by local distributors or via individual visits...
Fri, 03/05/2013 - 14:03
Penguin has moved Andrew Phillips over to become c.e.o. of self-publishing business Author Solutions.
Phillips, who has worked for the Penguin Group for over 10 years, currently as president of Delhi-based Penguin International, will succeed current c.e.o. Kevin Weiss. Weiss is to take up a new position to be announced separately next...
Fri, 03/05/2013 - 13:50
Graham Money [pictured], general manager of Hachette-owned distributor Bookpoint, is to retire in September. He will be succeeded by Paul Gibbon, currently logistics manager at Hachette Distribution.
Money joined Littlehampton Book Services in 1999, becoming operations director, and was promoted to general manager in 2006.