Tue, 29/10/2013 - 08:50
Paul Scherer, formerly m.d. and c.e.o. of Transworld, died yesterday (Monday 28th October) at the age of 79.
Scherer joined Transworld in 1982 after previous stints at Penguin, William Collins, Paul Hamlyn and Mills & Boon. He established Transworld's first hardback imprint, Bantam Press, in 1985, and alongside Mark Barty-King...
Tue, 29/10/2013 - 08:30
Margaret Hodge has grilled HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) over how it taxes major corporations such as Amazon, and questioned why it has not pursued court cases against some companies.
The Labour MP is chair of the Public Accounts Committee, which questioned the directors of HMRC yesterday (28th October) in Parliament.
Mon, 28/10/2013 - 06:00
Amazon publishing editor Larry Kirshbaum is leaving the company early next year and returning to agenting.
Kirshbaum will exit the New York-based publishing arm of Amazon on 17th January. A spokesperson for Amazon said: "We're sorry to see him go, and wish him the best of luck as he returns to life as a literary agent....
Fri, 25/10/2013 - 10:00
John Murray Press imprint Saltyard Books has bought a marmalade cookbook and a guide to the kitchen garden.
Publisher Elizabeth Hallett bought world rights to Marmalade: A Bittersweet Cookbook by Sainsbury's Magazine food director Sarah Randell [pictured] from Heather Holden-Brown at HHB...
Fri, 25/10/2013 - 09:10
Walker Books has bought two picture books conceived by The Very Hungry Caterpillar author Eric Carle.
The deal, for UK and Commonwealth rights, was done between picture book publisher Deirdre McDermott and Caroline Hill-Trevor at the Rights People. It is the first Walker partnership for Carle, who has previously been...
Fri, 25/10/2013 - 09:08
Around 12 staffers at LexisNexis are in consultation over their jobs, which may be outsourced to the Philippines, The Bookseller understands.
The consultation, among employees in the copy-editing department at the law and accountancy publisher, is thought to be ongoing; LexisNexis refused to confirm the consultation....
Fri, 25/10/2013 - 09:06
Eddie Marsan and Bertie Carvel are to star in the forthcoming BBC1 adaptation of Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Bloomsbury).
Marsan is set to play Mr Norrell in the seven-part series, while Carvel will play Jonathan Strange. The cast also includes Alice Englert, Marc Warren, Samuel West, Charlotte...
Thu, 24/10/2013 - 09:10
"The Fall" actor Jamie Dornan is reported to have been selected to play Christian Grey in the forthcoming film version of E L James' Fifty Shades of Grey.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Dornan has been chosen to...
Thu, 24/10/2013 - 07:40
A federal judge has ruled that Pearson Education must face claims it printed and distributed thousands of photos in textbooks without permission.
Minden Pictures Inc (MPI) is bringing five lawsuits against Pearson in New Jersey, US, for globally distributing photos by 12 photographers it didn’t possess the correct copyright...
Wed, 23/10/2013 - 08:15
Hot Key Books is to publish a debut by 18-year-old Isobel Harrop, after publisher Emily Thomas spotted her posts on Twitter.
The Isobel Journal (7th November, paperback, £9.99) is described as "a charming and vivid narrative scrapbook of the author's sketches,...