Thu, 02/08/2012 - 07:50
Campaigners in Doncaster have lost their fight to re-open two libraries after a judge's ruling went against them.
Activists had sparked a judicial review into Doncaster Council’s decision not to put money into re-opening Carcroft and Denaby libraries. A full council vote had approved putting nearly £400,000 into...
Tue, 31/07/2012 - 16:54
The Borders name will soon be retired as the Pearson Group looks to rebrand the remaining online store under their Bookworld banner.
Despite Borders stores disappearing from the UK and USA, the name had continued in Australia as an online e-book store, but will soon be replaced, according to reports in...
Fri, 27/07/2012 - 08:30
Philip Jones has been promoted to be editor of The Bookseller. Jones, deputy editor and also editor of Futurebook—The Bookseller Group’s digital blog—succeeds editor-in-chief Neill Denny.
Denny, who has been editor-in-chief since October 2004, is leaving to follow new opportunities but will remain an...
Thu, 19/07/2012 - 09:20
Close to half of Wakefield district's 26 libraries face closure by March next year unless community groups take them over, the Yorkshire Evening Post has reported.
Twelve libraries face...
Mon, 16/07/2012 - 08:22
All publicly funded scientific research will be made freely available by 2014 according to a government announcement to be made later today (16th July).
Universities minister David Willetts has said the free access to taxpayer-funded science research will take two years before it begins “fully feeding through”, but that...
Wed, 11/07/2012 - 07:45
The final instalment of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay, is to be split into two films.
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" will be released in November 2014, with Part 2 to follow a year later.
Wed, 04/07/2012 - 08:40
A New York federal court has ordered an individual who shared John Wiley's WordPress All-in-One For Dummies on BitTorrent to pay the publisher $7,000.
The man, identified as Robert Carpenter, was judged to be guilty of copyright and trademark infringement and ordered to compensate John Wiley in a default judgement, made...
Thu, 28/06/2012 - 10:10
News Corp's board has approved a plan to split the conglomerate into two, separating its publishing assets from its entertainment business, the Wall Street Journal has reported.
The separation—which would...
Wed, 27/06/2012 - 09:10
Italian publisher RCS MediaGroup is to accept a binding offer for French publisher Flammarion from parent company Gallimard.
The deal valued Flammarion at €251m, Reuters reports. The Italian group lowered the target sale price from €...
Tue, 26/06/2012 - 08:50
News Corp is considering a division into two companies, splitting its publishing assets—including HarperCollins—from its entertainment businesses, according to a report in the News Corp-owned Wall Street Journal.
Such a separation would create a film and TV business division, to include the 20th Century Fox film...