Fri, 22/11/2013 - 09:34
Touch Press was a major winner at the FutureBook Innovation Awards, scooping a duo of prizes for two of their apps. Random House, Rough Guides, Nosy Crow and Sourcebooks publisher and chief executive Dominique Raccah also won coveted awards.
Digital publisher Touch Press won the best adult digital book award for Disney Animated,...
Thu, 21/11/2013 - 10:21
A new TV programme about books is to launch on digital channel Showcase 2 on Sunday (24th November).
"The Book Show", a half-hour-long show, will premiere on Showcase 2 (available on Sky and FreeSat) at 6 p.m. Monthly episodes are planned up until May 2014.
Paul Andrews of Digital Media Factory, said: "The...
Thu, 21/11/2013 - 09:00
The Publishing Training Centre (PTC) is moving to London Bridge to share space with The Bookseller in Crowne House, 56-58 Southwark Street, SE1 1UN.
The PTC has been based in Book House, Wandsworth, since the 1970s, with the support of The Unwin Charitable Trust throughout.
Peter McKay, PTC c.e.o., said “We...
Wed, 20/11/2013 - 08:00
Tue, 19/11/2013 - 07:00
Moray Council has backtracked on plans to close seven of its libraries, allowing three to remain open following public protest.
The Scottish council originally wanted to close seven of its 15 libraries, in an attempt to save £350,000 from its annual budget. However,...
Mon, 18/11/2013 - 09:40
Publishers and writers have paid tribute to Doris Lessing, who has died at the age of 94.
Nicholas Pearson, her editor at HarperCollins imprint Fourth Estate, said in a statement that Lessing's career has been "a great gift" to the literary world. He said: "She wrote across a variety of genres and made an enormous...
Mon, 18/11/2013 - 09:35
Journalist Porter Anderson (@Porter_Anderson) is to write a weekly profile for The Bookseller with the interview conducted via Twitter.
The series, Porter Anderson Meets (#PorterMeets), begins today (18th November) at 2 p.m. with Dan Kieran (...
Fri, 15/11/2013 - 11:59
Michael Joseph has signed a “significant” six-figure deal for three books from self-published writer Tina Seskis.
Publishing director Maxine Hitchcock bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Jon Elek at United Agents.
The first book will be One Step Too Far, the story of a young woman who walks out on her...
Wed, 13/11/2013 - 09:50
The Bookseller has officially unveiled the final programme for its digital conference, FutureBook 2013.
The conference is being held in London this year on 21st November. The final speakers join more than 40 executives from across the book business, including HarperCollins UK chief executive Charlie Redmayne, Seni Glaister,...
Tue, 12/11/2013 - 09:05
Amazon will launch Sunday deliveries in London later this month.
Dave Clark, Amazon's vice-president of worldwide operations, told the Wall Street Journal that Sunday deliveries would be rolled out...