Mon, 23/01/2012 - 08:12
Lawyers acting for the plaintiffs in the case against Apple and major publishers in the US over e-book price fixing have filed an amended complaint with further details on their claims.
The complaint, filed by law firm Hagens Berman on 20th January, limits the suit to Apple, HarperCollins, Penguin, Hachette, Simon & Schuster and...
Fri, 20/01/2012 - 09:18
The starting gun has been fired in the race to find Britain's best publishers, retailers—and, new this year, libraries—as the Bookseller Industry Awards open for entries today (20th January).
The leading book trade awards have been expanded for 2012 with the addition of three new categories: to find the best library;...
Thu, 19/01/2012 - 08:26
Over 130 full-time equivalent library jobs are under threat after Durham county council unveiled plans for major cuts to opening hours.
According to a report in the Northern Echo, the council has announced plans to cut...
Tue, 17/01/2012 - 07:30
A library in Bexley is to introduce a paid membership system once it leaves council control this spring.
Charity Greener Bexley will shortly take over management of Bexley Village Library, running it independently and saving the council around £40,000 a year, according to...
Mon, 16/01/2012 - 16:04
Amazon has hired Mauro Widman as Kindle "vendor manager" in Brazil, to prepare for a launch into the country's e-book market.
According to a Publishing Perspectives report, Widman, whose previously worked on...
Thu, 12/01/2012 - 09:51
The chairman of the Apostrophe Society has called Waterstones' dropping of its apostrophe "just plain wrong", as the national press reacted to the change.
The move was reported in the ...
Thu, 12/01/2012 - 08:00
A series of funding cuts to libraries in Somerset has been halted, after the High Court found they did not comply with equality laws.
The move saves 11 libraries, ensures four mobile libraries will be reinstated and opening hours at 23 libraries will increase, the BBC...
Wed, 11/01/2012 - 09:25
Print books sales in the US fell 9% in 2011, with strong growth in digital sales appearing to offset at least some of this decline. Sales lost from the collapse of Borders Inc were partially clawed back by other retailers, with Barnes & Noble estimating that the closing of Borders would give it a $200m to $230m boost for the year: and...
Tue, 10/01/2012 - 08:00
Examiners should not be allowed to recommend their own textbooks or stage seminars for teachers, according to John Wood, the incoming chairman of the Independent Schools Association (ISA).
Fri, 06/01/2012 - 08:00
W H Smith has been upgraded from neutral to a 'buy' by Bank of America Merrill Lynch after the broker said it believes the threat of e-books is "overstated".
It has upped its target price from 575p to 600p and said because WHS has large market shares in non-fiction and children's books and the majority of e-book...