Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:50
Authors including Sebastian Faulks, P D James, Howard Jacobson, India Knight and Richard Dawkins are among over 200 public figures supporting an open letter calling for Scotland's people to vote "No" to independence.
This year's Man Booker Prize chair of judges A C Grayling, broadcaster Melvyn Bragg, and children...
Thu, 07/08/2014 - 10:00
American bookshop chain Barnes & Noble (B&N) has teamed up with Google to provide a same-day delivery service to some US cities, taking on Amazon's own delivery service.
Fri, 01/08/2014 - 09:00
Italian publisher Mondadori is unifying its children’s imprints, according to a report in Publishers Weekly.
The new Mondadori Children’s group, led by Lorenzo Garavaldi as...
Thu, 31/07/2014 - 09:20
Macmillan in the US is to make all of its frontlist e-book titles available to libraries via its public library e-lending pilot.
The library e-lending pilot has been in place since March 2013, and up to now has only included Macmillan titles published a year or more ago.
The latest development means there will be around 15,000...
Tue, 29/07/2014 - 10:00
Author Kathy Lette has accused the Man Booker judges of having "written off" women writers on the 2014 longlist.
The list was revealed last week (23rd July) and contained only three women - Ali Smith, Karen Joy Fowler and...
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 14:33
Kirklees Council could close all but two of its 26 libraries as it looks to slash its library budget by more than half.
One option suggested by the council, which is aiming to cut its annual library budget from £6.3m to £2.8 by 2017, would see all the libraries in the region except Huddersfield and Dewsbury closing down,...
Wed, 23/07/2014 - 10:00
Amazon has reportedly offered Authors United, a group of writers protesting against the online retailer because of its dispute with Hachette Book Group, a new deal which would include restocking all HBG titles and donating the proceeds from sales to a literacy charity.
Douglas Preston, the author behind a letter calling on Amazon to...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 09:50
HarperCollins in the US has signed up with Canadian start-up BitLit to allow people to buy discounted e-book versions of print titles they already own.
Readers will be able to write their name in ink on the title page of a book, take a photo using their smartphone, and then use the BitLit app to verify the book and offer a digital...
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 10:00
Amazon appears to be testing an e-book and audiobook subscription programme in the US called “Kindle Unlimited”.
Test pages which have now been taken down earlier appeared on Amazon.com under “KU”, offering “unlimited access to over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device for $9.99 a...
Wed, 16/07/2014 - 15:41
Rowman & Littlefield has made 28 redundancies at American publisher Globe Pequot Press, which it purchased earlier this year.
But it plans to increase the number of titles Globe Pequot Press publishes from 300 annually to around 400 over several years, reported...