Thu, 21/03/2013 - 14:46
Bridget Shine, executive director of the Independent Publishers Guild, has expressed caution over the level of support for small businesses included in yesterday's Budget.
A cut of up to £2,000 in National Insurance for every business from April 2014 and a reduction in corporation tax were among the measures to be introduced...
Thu, 21/03/2013 - 08:45
John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (Penguin), the story of two cancer-struck teenagers who meet in a support group and fall in love, has been voted the readers' favourite in W H Smith's Richard and Judy Spring Book Club.
Readers voted which of the 10 titles chosen for the retail promotion they liked best, via the...
Wed, 20/03/2013 - 07:15
New academic house Rowman & Littlefield International has appointed its launch team, opened an office in Soho, and launched website rowmaninternational.com.
Sarah Campbell, previously at Bloomsbury, has joined as editorial director and will commission in philosophy; Martina O'...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 16:19
John Wiley has launched subscription e-learning resource www.digitalclassroom.com, combining video tutorials from instructors with a library of the publisher's digital books.
Over 3,000 video tutorials are currently available and 50 digital books....
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 13:00
Atlantic has signed a non-fiction book giving a personal account of life in Iraq, ten years after the Iraq invasion began.
Emma Sky, an Arabist, volunteered to assist in the country after the invasion started, and soon became the civilian governor of Kirkuk Province. Following that, the British citizen was given a senior advisory...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 09:00
Jonathan Cape Children's Books is to revive its fiction publishing, in a list led by RHCP fiction publisher Annie Eaton.
Jonathan Cape has been publishing new picture books, including illustrators Louise Yates, Nadia Shireen and Rebecca Patterson, and has distinguished backlist authors including Quentin Blake, Joan Aiken and Roald...
Mon, 18/03/2013 - 13:52
Indie publishers dominate the shortlist for the £2,500 New Angle Prize, which rewards books inspired by East Anglia.
Jo Catling, Esther Freud and Jim Kelly judged the shortlist.
The six titles in the running are Dog Days, a collection of writings by Elspeth Barker (Black Dog); At the Yeoman's House,...
Mon, 18/03/2013 - 12:00
The rise in e-book reading in the US and UK over the past three years has driven market share gains for e-retailers, according to research to be released this month by Bowker Market Research.
In the US, e-retailers accounted for 44% of book purchases in 2012, up from 25% in 2010. In the UK, book sales through e-retailers rose to 38%...
Mon, 18/03/2013 - 10:26
A L Kennedy's The Blue Book and Jake Arnott's The House of Rumour are to be the first books in a literary imprint from Amazon US, 'Little A'.
Kennedy is published in the UK by Vintage and Arnott by Sceptre.
The imprint, which is headed by senior editor Ed Park, will publish 10 titles a year...
Fri, 15/03/2013 - 12:39
Richard Fisher, m.d. of academic publishing for Cambridge University Press, has warned that Open Access developments could have consequences for history publishing.
Speaking on the future of academic publishing at the Independent Publishers Guild conference last week (7th March), Fisher noted that the needs of science are being...