Wed, 17/04/2013 - 11:00
Orion has acquired a non-fiction title, Girls Will Be Girls, a book by academic Dr Emer O’Toole on "why women have ended up acting female", following a “hotly contested” auction.
Editorial director Orion non-fiction Jane Sturrock bought British Commonwealth rights excluding Canada from...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 10:00
Amazon’s quest for industry domination is “scary” and it could have the ability to “destroy the book trade as we know it”, Booksellers Association c.e.o. Tim Godfray has said in an exclusive column for today’s London Book Fair ...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 09:22
Freedom of speech groups English PEN, Index on Censorship and Sense About Science have expressed concern about an amendment to the Defamation Bill tabled by Conservative MP Sir Edward Garnier.
According to a Guardian report, the...
Thu, 11/04/2013 - 08:00
West Wales-based publisher Y Lofla has attacked Amazon over the unavailability of Welsh-language books on Kindle, according to Welsh media reports.
The online retailer's Kindle platform does not support Welsh-language books, and the...
Mon, 08/04/2013 - 07:30
Macmillan Distribution Service's Australian arm is reportedly to make 50 positions redundant, with 70% of its operations to move to a third-party provider in Sydney.
On 28th March, Macmillan Australia announced that it will close Macmillan Distribution Services (MDS) by the end of March 2014.
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 14:06
Simon & Schuster Inc has acquired a new title by former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The as-yet-untitled book will look back at her time in the role, “sharing key decisions and experiences”.
“Hillary Clinton has redefined the meaning of ‘trailblazer’ in every phase of her...
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:00
The travel guidebook brand Frommer's has been reacquired from Google by its founder, Arthur Frommer, according to reports, with Google licensing 'certain' content back to the publishing business so it can continue to publish guidebooks.
In a statement to the Associated Press,...
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 06:40
A group of libraries in Wales is set to receive a boost of £1m to help modernise their aging facilities.
Canton Library in Cardiff, Morriston Library in Swansea, and libraries in Cwmbran, Bridgend, Newtown and Haverfordwest are all set to benefit from the capital funding earmarked by the Welsh Assembly Government.
Wed, 03/04/2013 - 15:33
Rebellion Publishing imprint Abaddon has appointed David Moore as new commissioning editor.
Moore, previously desk editor, will oversee new commissions at the imprint as well as creating more original shared worlds, such as the steampunk adventure pulp series Pax Britannia.
Editor-in-chief of Abaddon Books and Solaris,...
Wed, 03/04/2013 - 09:00
Terry Deary's long-running Horrible Histories children's books series is coming to an end, according to the author, as he focuses on a new adult series.
Speaking to the Times, the author said the Horrible Histories series, which...