• Thu, 04/07/2013 - 08:00

    Barnes & Noble's Nook Media has cut the prices of its tablet devices "for a limited period", bringing the 3-inch Nook HD down to £99 for the 8GB model and £129 for the 16GB device. The 9-inch NOOK HD-plus model has also been cut to £149 (16GB) and £179 (32GB).

    Barnes & Noble Sarl m.d. Jim...

  • Thu, 21/06/2012 - 09:52

    Headline is aiming to draw in younger male readers with a new look and website for historical adventure author Simon Scarrow’s titles, with the covers and campaign taking a more "filmic" approach. The fresh look will launch on 5th July with the paperback publication of Scarrow’s most recent title, Praetorian (...

  • Thu, 12/01/2012 - 14:08

    Audiobook publisher Naxos will join the fray surrounding the Charles Dickens bicentenary as it completes a five-year programme of Dickens recordings.

    In the first five months of 2012, Naxos will release five unabridged recordings of Dickens’ novels­—Great Expectations, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, The Old Curiosity...

  • Wed, 24/08/2011 - 09:31

    Dawn French and S J Watson are the most successful debut novelists of the year so far across paperback and hardback, with debut novels generally having a more successful year than 2010.

    According to Nielsen BookScan data, Hachette has seven books in the top 10 hardback and paperback debut fiction charts. Headline was its most...

  • Mon, 22/08/2011 - 07:00

    Canongate is repackaging some of its most "distinctive, original and relevant books" as The Canons, with 12 titles launching during the Edinburgh Book Festival and another 12 to follow in 2012.

    Managing director Jamie Byng said the series—on sale from 25th August—was in the vein of its Rebel Inc, Classics and...

  • Thu, 28/04/2011 - 07:00

    Viking has been scanning the local papers and choosing the most eyebrow-raising headlines—often for all the wrong reasons—in a tribute to the quirky world of slow news days.

    Whitstable Mum in Custard Shortage . . . And Other World Exclusives from Britain's Finest Local Newspapers will be a gift-book...

  • Thu, 21/04/2011 - 07:40

    Hodder is rolling out a new backlist look for one of its supernatural and thriller stars, Stephen King. The publisher will be re-issuing his backlist, including titles written by his alter-ego, Richard Bachman.

    The transformation kicks off in May, with 50 titles being issued as £7.99, B-format paperbacks in nine groups...

  • Thu, 17/03/2011 - 15:57

    Luke Johnson, best known in the book trade for his spell owning Borders, and fellow Financial Times journalist Mrs Moneypenny are writing business titles for Penguin's business imprint Portfolio.

    Johnson, whose investment house Risk Capital Partners bought Borders UK in 2007 before selling it two years later, is writing Start It...

  • Thu, 13/01/2011 - 08:41

    Domino Records is to go on the road with a travelogue from folk singer James Yorkston as the inaugural title of its first publishing imprint, Domino Press.

    It's Lovely to be Here—The Touring Diaries of a Scottish Gent is a music title set out as Yorkston's journals of life as a "modern-day troubadour"....

  • Wed, 17/11/2010 - 06:41

    Two books by Burmese pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi are being rush-reprinted by Penguin following her release from house arrest last week.

    Freedom from Fear, a compilation of her political writings, with prefaces by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Vaclav Havel, was first published by Viking in 1991. Meanwhile Letters...

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