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....
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...