Thu, 22/05/2014 - 09:00
Kent County Council is considering handing more than 90 libraries to an outside body, as it begins a major programming of outsourcing.
The authority is looking at the option of retaining the ownership of the libraries, but passing the running to bodies such as charitable trusts, arms-length companies and joint ventures.
Mon, 19/05/2014 - 09:20
The former publisher of literary imprint Flamingo, and later Portobello and Granta Books, has expressed his concerns over the future of literary writing, saying that writers have become "dispossessed" by the death of the old model for funding such work.
Philip Gwyn Jones, now editor-at-large for Scribe and a trustee for the...
Thu, 15/05/2014 - 17:22
Community groups in Nottinghamshire are being invited to come forward to discuss running libraries in the county.
The county council has asked people to respond to its "Redefining Your Council" framework, which outlines potential ways the council can make £154m in budget savings across the next three years....
Tue, 13/05/2014 - 15:00
Crime writer Ann Cleeves has spoken out about the growing use of volunteers in public libraries, saying: "Much has been spoken about library closures… now I'm becoming concerned with the de-skilling of our service."
The author, whose Vera Stanhope novels, published by Pan Mac, are currently being dramatised on ITV...
Tue, 13/05/2014 - 10:00
Blackwell’s has been crowned Book Retailer of the Year while Little, Brown scooped the coveted Publisher of the Year title at the Bookseller Industry Awards this evening (12th May).
The chain bookseller was commended for responding to digital challenges faced by bricks and mortar booksellers with its digital development hub in...
Tue, 13/05/2014 - 08:50
Barnes & Noble has revealed it hopes to open 300 more college campus stores in the next five years.
The American retailer currently has 696 shops and plans to have 1,000 by 2019.
B&N has been quietly closing some of its high street bookstores over the last 18 months and is losing sales in its digital e-book arm Nook...
Wed, 07/05/2014 - 09:20
The government’s ban on prisoners receiving books is facing a legal challenge, it has been reported.
The Ministry of Justice and prisons minister Chris Grayling have been criticised over the Earned Privileges Scheme, which sees prisoners banned from receiving books and other items in the post.
Now a female inmate,...
Tue, 06/05/2014 - 09:10
Amazon has partnered with Twitter to allow shoppers to buy directly from the social media platform.
Users can now connect their Amazon and Twitter accounts together to buy products from the online retail giant.
In the UK, customers who see a tweet with an Amazon link in it can hit reply and add the hashtag #amazonbasket to...
Wed, 30/04/2014 - 09:00
The Bookseller is looking for this year’s Rising Stars for its annual feature on the next generation of movers and shakers in the book industry.
Nominations from across the industry are now open, with a deadline of Friday 9th May.
For the first time this year Rising Stars will be sponsored by Atwood Tate and in...
Tue, 29/04/2014 - 09:00
There are just a few days remaining to submit titles for the Autumn 2014 Bookseller Buyer’s Guide, with the deadline falling this Friday (2nd May).
Titles to be included should be due out between July and December 2014. Full details can be found at www. booksellerbuyersguide.co....