Mon, 04/03/2013 - 09:11
Four novels from Harvill Secker, including the French debut HHhH by Laurent Binet, translated by Sam Taylor, have been longlisted for this year's £10,000 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.
Also from the Random House imprint are A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated from the Norwegian by...
Fri, 01/03/2013 - 16:37
Virgin Books has relaunched its fetish erotic fiction list Nexus in digital.
Editor Peter Birch, himself an erotica author, will commission for the list, set to feature two e-books a month.
The relaunch follows what Virgin Books describes as the "highly successful" relaunch of the Black Lace erotic list last year....
Fri, 01/03/2013 - 11:32
Mainstream co-founder Bill Campbell has said the decision to cease forward publishing represents a "planned exit" for himself and co-founder Peter MacKenzie and is not a result of tough trading conditions.
"We came into this 35 years ago...
Thu, 28/02/2013 - 16:56
Wiley senior publisher Bob Campbell is to retire after a 44-year career in the industry.
Campbell joined Blackwell Scientific Publications after graduating, becoming editorial director in 1978, and then president of Blackwell Publishing. He took the senior publisher position after Wiley's acquisition of Blackwell in 2007. He has...
Thu, 28/02/2013 - 10:00
Nature Publishing Group has made a majority investment in Switzerland-based Open Access publisher Frontiers, in what is being described as "a strategic alliance to advance the global open science movement".
NPG and Frontiers "will work together to empower researchers to change the way science in communicated, through...
Mon, 25/02/2013 - 11:48
Pearson has announced a new strategic framework for the company, while revealing it will spend £150m in restructuring costs this year.
The publisher, which announced its 2012 results this morning (25th February), will be "significantly...
Thu, 21/02/2013 - 15:43
The Booksellers Association has spoken out on the issue of e-books, DRM and a healthy marketplace, following the launch of a lawsuit by independent booksellers in the US.
Three US independents have launched a case against Amazon and the six major...
Thu, 21/02/2013 - 11:36
The European Commission has decided to refer France and Luxembourg to the EU Court of Justice over its cut-rate VAT on e-books.
A statement from the EC said failure to comply with EU law on VAT resulted in "serious distortions of competition to the detriment of traders from other EU Member States" which "goes against...
Wed, 20/02/2013 - 09:00
Guardian Books Online editor Sarah Crown has left her role and will shortly start as editor for parenting community site Mumsnet.
Crown told The Bookseller the Mumsnet role was "the only other job I've ever applied for" in 12 years at the newspaper "because it's hard to leave somewhere like the ...
Mon, 18/02/2013 - 10:30
A focus on collaboration across Macmillan’s global Science & Education division will mark the publisher’s new campus, now taking shape in London’s King’s Cross.
The publisher has leased additional buildings in York Way’s Regent Quarter to create a campus-style loose grouping of offices including its...