Mon, 14/07/2014 - 09:05
Author Alex Wheatle has revealed he was abused at a children’s home run by Lambeth council.
Writing in the Sunday Mirror, the 51-year-old said he was sexually abused by a doctor at Shirley Oaks children’s home in Surrey...
Mon, 07/07/2014 - 09:00
The Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaign, which will tomorrow (8th July) go to the High Court in a bid to stop cuts to libraries in the county, has set up a Thunderclap on the "crowdspeaking" social media platform to support the cause.
The judicial review has been brought against the county council’s plans to...
Wed, 02/07/2014 - 09:50
Senior Amazon executive Russ Grandinetti has defended the company over its trade dispute with Hachette Book Group in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, saying that the online retailer is simply fighting for better prices for its customers.
The defence coincided with a...
Mon, 30/06/2014 - 09:40
Crime novelist Val McDermid has said she would not be able to build a career as a writer today, because publishers would not support her after low-selling early books.
Speaking at an event to mark the opening of the new Foyles flagship store yesterday (29th June), McDermid said publishers would not take a risk in the same way as they...
Mon, 30/06/2014 - 09:20
An organisation dedicated to preserving Japan’s bookshops has launched a trial service where gift cards for e-book downloads can be purchased at selected outlets across the country.
The idea is to get regular print readers to try digital books in a country where e-book adoption has been particularly slow.
Wed, 25/06/2014 - 09:50
Amazon has responded to a complaint made against it by German trade association the Börsenverein, saying the allegation that it is delaying shipments to customers is “not true” and that Swedish-owned Bonnier has asked it to “pay significantly more” for selling an e-book than a physical book.
Tue, 24/06/2014 - 09:10
The full line-up for this year’s Bookseller Marketing and Publicity conference has been announced, with speakers including YouTube’s Jessica Elvidge and Buzzfeed’s Daniel Dalton.
The conference, which takes place two weeks today on 8th July,...
Tue, 24/06/2014 - 08:30
Amazon.com Inc and Warner Bros are close to resolving a pricing dispute, with Amazon resuming pre-orders on movie discs from Time Warner Inc’s Warner Bros studio, the Wall Street Journal has reported....
Mon, 23/06/2014 - 10:00
Amazon is demanding Hachette Book Group (HBG) pay for services including pre-order buttons, personalised recommendations and a dedicated employee at the retailer for Hachette books, it has been reported.
The two companies are currently negotiating new terms, and their stand off, which first emerged nearly two months ago, has resulted...
Mon, 23/06/2014 - 08:50
Spanish police have arrested three people on suspicion of illegally scanning and then publishing books on a massive scale, a police statement yesterday (Sunday 22nd) revealed.
According to the Associated Press...