Tue, 30/09/2014 - 14:24
Emma Lowe is to join The Bookseller as head of publisher relations. Lowe is currently general manager at author services company Authoright. Prior to that she spent 13 years at London Book Fair, latterly as head of sales.
Bookseller Group publisher and chief executive Nigel Roby said the appointment recognised...
Thu, 25/09/2014 - 09:40
Authors United is to call on the US Department of Justice to launch an antitrust inquiry into Amazon, according to a Financial Times report.
The group, which...
Thu, 25/09/2014 - 09:00
The Bookseller Children's Conference takes place in London today (24th September), with big-name speakers from the book trade including Ann-Janine Murtagh, publisher at HarperCollins Children’s Books, Ruth Knowles, editorial director of fiction at Random House, and Jo...
Wed, 24/09/2014 - 09:30
Amazon is said to be in talks with a number of Dutch publishers over the sale of e-books in the Netherlands, according to a Financial Times report.
Sander Knol, director of Dutch publisher Xander, is quoted as saying Amazon has approached his company "and so we are getting close."
Tue, 23/09/2014 - 09:30
Amazon is planning to launch a new crowd-sourced publishing programme, which will choose books to publish based on early reviews from the online community.
The online retailer has been contacting Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) authors,...
Tue, 23/09/2014 - 09:10
Netherlands-based information services provider Swets is insolvent and has filed for bankruptcy, according to German book trade magazine Börsenblatt.
Swets, based in Lieden, describes itself as "the global market leader in content management services for libraries...
Mon, 22/09/2014 - 11:50
Workers at five of nine Amazon distribution centres in Germany have walked out in a two-day strike over pay, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
The strike began last night (Sunday 21st September) and is affecting centres...
Thu, 18/09/2014 - 09:45
Former Hutchinson editorial director Paul Sidey has died.
Sidey worked at Hutchinson for 31 years before retiring in early 2012. His authors included Ruth Rendell, with whom he worked for decades, as well as writer and director Alan Alda, broadcaster and writer Hugo Vickers, and the late Richard Attenborough,...
Thu, 18/09/2014 - 09:30
The Bookseller is to preview self-published titles from October, and has partnered with US bookseller Barnes & Noble to exclusively include Nook Press titles in the section through to April 2015. The new preview will give independent authors the chance to showcase their work and recognises the role of non-traditional channels to...
Wed, 17/09/2014 - 15:23
Amazon is said to be readying the release of a new, smaller and thinner Kindle device called the Kindle Voyage.
Engadget reports that some listings for the Kindle Voyage have been spotted on Amazon’s German and Japan online stores, with a future launch date of 4th...