Fri, 14/10/2011 - 09:20
Library campaigners remain outside Kensal Rise Library this morning (14th October) after three times preventing the boarding up of the library by council workmen.
The residents remained outside the building all night, following its closure yesterday after a High Court challenge to prevent the Brent library closures failed.
Fri, 14/10/2011 - 09:07
Jonathan Cape has acquired the latest novel by bestselling author Mark Haddon, with publisher Dan Franklin signing UK and Commonwealth rights through Clare Alexander at Aikten Alexander Associates.
The Red House, the latest book from the author of the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, will follow...
Thu, 13/10/2011 - 16:00
Yet more rights deals announced at Frankfurt Book Fair today, including a U2 title and the next title by Rebecca Skloot.
Piatkus' foreign rights team is having a runaway success with début novel The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne—which they are likening to Nicci French and Sophie Hannah...
Thu, 13/10/2011 - 15:25
Authors will benefit from increased pricing on digital content, rather than by raising royalty rates, the global c.e.o. of HarperCollins has claimed.
Brian Murray said authors were getting a better digital royalty than on print. He said: “When we looked at our print royalties, we saw they averaged about 16%-18% so we knew we...
Thu, 13/10/2011 - 12:33
The Booksellers Association/Publishers Association’s Environmental Action Group (EAG) has launched Book-carbon, a tool for publishers and printers to measure the carbon footprint of a book’s production.
The online web application allows publishers to input data such as format, print run and printer, and the tool will...
Thu, 13/10/2011 - 08:52
US art and illustrated publisher Abrams has announced it is to buy London-based graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero, in a move that will see the SelfMadeHero imprint launched in the US.
The purchase will be finalised in the next few weeks. Managing director Emma Hayley, who launched SelfMadeHero in 2007, will stay on in her role...
Thu, 13/10/2011 - 08:40
Jeremy Robson has secured world rights to a book that features the previously unpublished notebooks of Bram Stoker as one of Robson's launch titles for his new imprint at Biteback.
Robson bought the rights directly from Stoker's great-grandnephew, Dacre Stoker, and Dracula scholar Dr Elizabeth Miller. The Lost Journals of...
Wed, 12/10/2011 - 15:45
A flurry of rights deals have been announced at Frankfurt Book Fair, including a memoir by BBC Radio 2 DJ Jeremy Vine and the history of Britain told through postal stamps.
Michael Joseph has acquired world English-language rights to a title by a German high-profile lawyer turned bestselling author. Editorial...
Tue, 11/10/2011 - 08:45
The proposed strike action by German air traffic controllers, which would have affected flights into Frankfurt this week, could be averted as talks are planned with the German government to resolve the issue tomorrow (12th October).
Fri, 07/10/2011 - 10:30
Readers are being urged to take part in The Bookseller's Reader Survey, in light of the fast-moving developments in the book market.
The survey aims to discover what readers expect of The Bookseller's coverage of trade issues across news, features and profiles, both in print and online. The survey can be...