Mon, 23/06/2014 - 08:50
Spanish police have arrested three people on suspicion of illegally scanning and then publishing books on a massive scale, a police statement yesterday (Sunday 22nd) revealed.
According to the Associated Press...
Thu, 19/06/2014 - 16:31
The editorial board of a journal has withdrawn its threat to resign en masse over a censorship row, following a public apology from the publisher involved in the dispute.
Editors of the journal Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation...
Wed, 18/06/2014 - 09:30
Amazon is expected to unveil its first mobile smartphone product later today (18th June.)
Speculation has been rife about the product for the last few months, with rumours suggesting the phone will measure 4.7 inches diagonally and have comparatively low pixel density, featuring 720p HD resolution –lower than many rival devices...
Mon, 16/06/2014 - 09:00
The Muswell Hill Children’s Bookshop is being put up for sale.
The shop has been run by the Agnew family since 1994, when it was bought by Lesley and John Agnew. Daughter Kate Agnew took over the running of the shop in 2010.
She said the shop was “thriving”, but is being sold for family reasons. She added:...
Fri, 13/06/2014 - 12:32
Simon Scarrow is “leading the charge in redefining what it means to be an author brand” by creating a mobile game based on his books.
Scarrow and Headline will work with games developer Amuzo to create a “quick, snack-type” game based on the author’s Macro and Cato Roman series. The game will be designed...
Fri, 13/06/2014 - 09:50
The Bookseller has voted Sarah Waters' new novel The Paying Guests (Virago, August) a “gripping tale of class, sex and the consequences of a passionate affair” from a writer "indisputably at the top of her game".
Our fiction previewer Alice O'Keeffe, who interviews the author in...
Thu, 12/06/2014 - 08:30
Amazon has too large a share in the book market and there is a need for more healthy, independent bookshops, according to author Neil Gaiman.
Speaking to the US-based Salon magazine, Gaiman said the nature of publishing has changed and that...
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 14:00
Reinventing audio, re-mixing children's books, the challenge of content curation, and mining metadata will form the core of the challenges put in front of hackers at the FutureBook Hack, the UK's first industry-wide book publishing hack.
Content will be provided by publishing partners Penguin Random House,...
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 08:40
The EU’s Competition Commissioner has said he is “trying to understand” the stand-off between Amazon and Hachette in the US.
The online retailer and the publisher, which is owned by French company Lagardere, are currently in a dispute thought to be focused on the renegotiation of e-book terms. The stand-off has led...
Thu, 05/06/2014 - 08:55
BBC2 has commissioned a drama about the Bloomsbury Set.
"Life In Squares" will be a three-part series following the lives of Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, Broadcast has reported....