Wed, 13/03/2013 - 07:30
Academic publisher Taylor & Francis has created an e-textbook initiative, Routledge Interactive, in partnership with Vital Source Technologies.
The initiative combines print and digital technology to create what the duo calls "a new experience in learning".
Students buying a Routledge interactive textbook will...
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:56
Sales of printed books rocketed to a 2013 high last week as shoppers hit bookshops in the hunt for Mother's Day gifts and World Book Day treats. Nielsen BookScan data reveals spending on printed books totalled £25.2m in the seven days to 9th March—up 12.5% (£2.8m) on the previous week and up 1.2% (£0.3m) on the...
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 09:30
The opportunity to trial digital prototypes with publishers HarperCollins and Constable & Robinson is on offer to start-ups and developers in the Digital Innovation Contest 2013.
The contest is run by IC Tomorrow, a Technology Strategy Board programme that stimulates innovation and economic growth in the digital sector,...
Mon, 11/03/2013 - 14:52
A new prize for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year, the Petrona Award, has announced its first shortlist.
The award has been set up to celebrate the work of online crime fiction reviewer and blogger Maxine Clarke, who died last December. Clarke named her online persona and blog Petrona.
The shortlist for the 2013 award...
Mon, 11/03/2013 - 10:51
Profile Books is partnering with the Wellcome Collection to produce a range of titles exploring the connections between medicine, life and art, as well as publications for the venue's own exhibitions and events.
The first title, to be published in spring 2014, will be a "major" non-fiction work from crime writer Val...
Mon, 11/03/2013 - 09:22
Children’s publisher Chicken House is planning to develop its media arm, Chicken House Entertainment, by recruiting script editors, as three of its titles get closer to a silver screen adaptation.
Publisher and managing director Barry Cunningham said the Scholastic-owned company would in the future look to develop scripts and...
Fri, 08/03/2013 - 14:32
Schoolchildren from across the country have chosen Tom Gates: Genius Ideas, Mostly by Liz Pichon as the winner of the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Story.
Meanwhile Horrible Science: House of Horrors by Nick Arnold and Tony De Saulles was the winner of the Best Book with Facts.
The winning authors received...
Fri, 08/03/2013 - 12:05
Harlequin UK has partnered with biNu, the social enterprise with a mission to stimulate reading in growth markets, to make its e-books available for mobile phone users in India and Africa.
The publisher is the first to take part in the initiative.
Tablet, e-reader and even paperback penetration is low in large parts of the...
Fri, 08/03/2013 - 09:30
Bloomsbury's Academic and Professional Division has won the IPG Independent Publisher of the Year, the flagship honour at the annual Independent Publishers Guild Awards.
Meanwhile there were also wins for Constable & Robinson, Nosy Crow, Crown House, Accent Press, Phoenix Yard Books, The History Press, Myriad Editions and...
Wed, 06/03/2013 - 09:32
Novelist Dan Brown will make his first author visit to the UK in May, as part of a European tour to publicise Inferno.
Brown will be in the US for the launch of his latest Robert Langdon thriller on 14th May. However he will fly from there to the Dublin Writers Festival, for "An Evening with Dan Brown" at Dublin...