Mon, 03/03/2014 - 10:00
Amazon has said it wants to build “the world’s most author-centric publishing house”, and it is stepping up its publishing activities in the UK as it seeks to demonstrate that it can run a successful publishing operation based on the traditional model.
The company is recruiting for UK publishing staff, including a...
Mon, 24/02/2014 - 16:40
Industry figures have voiced hopes for the latest government-commissioned review into the library service, but there has been strong scepticism from campaigners.
The report, commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport alongside the Department for Communities & Local Government, will look at core principles,...
Mon, 17/02/2014 - 09:25
Following a month of upheaval in the independent sector, publishers have told The Bookseller that they are focusing on marketing, cost control, export sales, new routes to market and diversification in order to survive.
The comments have come ahead of the Independent Publishers Guild’s annual conference this month, and...
Wed, 22/01/2014 - 08:30
BookExpo America’s Consumer Day is being renamed and rebranded to BookCon, because of the “growing importance of the consumer-focused element of the trade show” it has been reported.
BookCon will take place on 31st May and will feature author talks, book giveaways and author signings.
Fri, 17/01/2014 - 09:20
The Bookseller Industry Awards are now open for entries at https://www.eventsforce.net/bia14.
The awards are the ultimate accolade for companies and individuals doing the very best work across the book trade.
The growth in digital publishing is reflected in a new category, E-...
Fri, 17/01/2014 - 08:45
A communication from Amazon's Kindle New Initiatives team has said KNI is working on "a new revolutionary V1 product" that "will be even bigger than Kindle".
A Boston Globe report quoted from the...
Wed, 15/01/2014 - 14:50
Penguin Random House UK is to create a single children's division, bringing together Penguin Children's and Random House Children's Publishers.
Francesca Dow [above right], previously m.d. of Penguin Children's, is to be the m.d. of the new division, reporting to Penguin Random House UK c.e.o. Tom Weldon. Philippa...
Mon, 13/01/2014 - 15:20
Tom Weldon, c.e.o. Penguin Random House UKLessons from 2013 include: the shift to online sales is further squeezing the...Anthony Forbes Watson | Bookseller News Team | Charlie Redmayne | David Prescott | Home | James Daunt | Nicola Solomon | Nigel Newton | Sam Husain | Stephen Page | Tim Godfray | Tim Hely Hutchinson | Tom WeldonMon, 13/01/2014 - 09:00
Book industry literacy charity Quick Reads has appointed Jo Dawson as project manager, reporting to project director Cathy Rentzenbrink.
Dawson is a freelance marketing consultant with 20 years of publishing experience, most recently as senior marketing manager at Orion, and has been providing pro bono marketing services to Quick...Mon, 13/01/2014 - 08:45
Amazon is trialling a range of "Kindle Kiosks" at selected airports and shopping centres in the US.
The first "kiosk" was spotted at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, coming in the form of a standalone machine which vends Kindle Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers and accessories.