Tue, 02/09/2014 - 09:10
Moshi Monsters creator Michael Acton Smith will be the keynote speaker at The Bookseller Children's Conference.
The founder and creative director of Mind Candy will address the conference to speak about what is and is not working in children's entertainment when...
Fri, 29/08/2014 - 09:25
Martin Amis’ new novel The Zone of Interest, set in a fictionalised Auschwitz, was turned down by the author’s usual publisher in Germany, Hanser, The Guardian reports.
Wed, 27/08/2014 - 13:09
Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are set to reunite to produce a film based on Dan Brown's Inferno.
Deadline reports that Hanks, who played lead character Robert Langdon in adaptations of ...
Wed, 27/08/2014 - 09:15
People working in publishing in the US received an average pay rise of 2.8% in 2013, according to a new survey.
The study, carried out by Publishers Weekly, shows that the level of growth was the...
Tue, 26/08/2014 - 09:40
Parragon Publishing has restructured into two divisions in order to "grow business in traditional and non-traditional book markets."
The Bath-based illustrated publisher which specialises in cookbooks, adult non-fiction, cookbooks and licensed characters has split into two divisions; Parragon Publishing and Parragon...
Tue, 26/08/2014 - 09:15
Japanese author Haruki Murakami launched his latest novel at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this weekend with two sell-out events for fans at the 600-capacity Baillie Gifford Theatre.
The writer, who is on his first visit to the UK since 2003, launched Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (Harvill...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 12:18
Crime writer Val McDermid, who is planning to vote in favour of Scottish independence, has said she hopes the country takes “courage in our hands” and votes "yes" in the referendum on 18th September.
Writing in the...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 10:00
Profits at Irish-owned book and stationery retailer Eason & Son dropped 11.5% (€300,000) to €2.3m in the financial year to January 2014, down from €2.6m the previous year, in what it described as a "challenging" year.
Meanwhile core trading activities showed an operating loss of €3m.
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:40
This year's FutureBook Innovation Awards will be bigger than ever, with new categories reflecting the changing landscape of digital publishing.
Entries for the awards are now open, with awards for best digital books in fiction, non-fiction and children's,...
Thu, 21/08/2014 - 09:20
The German minister for culture and media "welcomes and supports" a campaign by German-language authors accusing Amazon of manipulating its recommended reading lists and availability of books, according to a report in The Local....