Fri, 14/02/2014 - 08:30
There are only seven days left to enter The Bookseller Industry Awards and put yourself, your company or a colleague in the spotlight at the most prestigious awards in the book business.
The accolade of winning goes well beyond the night of the awards; winning is a great boost for your pride, team morale and business. Last year’...
Fri, 07/02/2014 - 11:42
Aurum has bought a new book by the Guardian’s former royal correspondent, Stephen Bates, about the British monarchy. Sam Harrison, commissioning editor at Aurum Press, acquired World rights from Charlie Viney at The Viney Agency.
Royalty Inc scrutinises how the British Monarchy has become one of the most recognisable...
Fri, 07/02/2014 - 11:30
Avon has signed three more books by Mark Sennen in the DI Charlotte Savage series. Lydia Vassar-Smith, senior commissioning editor at Avon, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Claire Roberts at Trident Media Group.
Sennen’s books are described as gritty thrillers, perfect for fans of "Broadchurch...
Fri, 07/02/2014 - 10:24
Library funding in Liverpool is to be cut by half for the next three years, in addition to £1m of cuts this year.
Mayor Joe Anderson outlined £42m of cuts at a press briefing yesterday (6th February), the Liverpool...
Wed, 05/02/2014 - 09:30
Mike Serbinis has stood down as the chief executive of Kobo with immediate effect.
He has been replaced by Takahito "Taka" Aiki, the former c.e.o of Rakuten-owned telecomms company Fusion Communications.
A spokesperson for company said Serbinis had founded Kobo four years ago “with a vision to build an open...
Tue, 04/02/2014 - 11:55
Apple could be fined up to $840m (£516m) for e-book price-fixing, it has been reported.
Publishers Weekly said lawyers for class plaintiffs against Apple last...
Tue, 04/02/2014 - 08:20
Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Luminaries (Granta) is set to become a TV mini-series, according to the New Zealand Herald.
TV rights are said to have been signed in August last year, before the book was shortlisted for the...
Mon, 03/02/2014 - 11:41
Library supporters have criticised the destruction of a beloved pop-up library in Kensal Rise.
The temporary library was set up nearly two years ago after the council decided to close Kensal Rise library in a bid to save £1m. The building was owned by All Souls College, Oxford, and has now been passed to developer Andrew Gillick...
Wed, 29/01/2014 - 08:55
Swedish crime novelist Henning Mankell has been diagnosed with cancer, and plans to write about his treatment for the disease.
The author, who wrote the Wallander series of crime novels (Harvill Secker), which were turned into a Swedish TV series and a British TV series starring Kenneth Brannagh, revealed his diagnosis in a column in...
Tue, 28/01/2014 - 08:40
Literary scouting agency Louise Allen-Jones Associates has been retained by French publishing group Edi8.
Edi8 incorporates Editions Les Escales, Feux Croisés, Editions Plon and Plon Perrin, with notable authors published in translation under the four imprints including Donna Tartt, Salman Rushdie, Victoria Hislop, Fatima...