Fri, 19/04/2013 - 11:18
Bury Council has launched a consultation on the future of its library service as it looks to save £570,000 from its library budget.
Though it plans to keep all of its libraries open, four could be moved or co-located, while voluntary redundancy is being offered to the 120 staff across the Bury service, according to a report in...
Thu, 18/04/2013 - 16:44
Croydon's Upper Norwood Library is set to lose nearly a third of its workforce as its opening hours are cut in half.
The library, which is currently managed by Croydon but paid for jointly by Croydon and Lambeth authorities, will lose more than half of its £589,000 budget at the end of April, with a cut of £344,000....
Wed, 17/04/2013 - 11:19
Publishers must get used to a “permanent, never-ending requirement” to keep simplifying copyright licensing rather than imagining it is a one-off job, Richard Hooper told LBF yesterday (16th April), at the Charles Clark Memorial Lecture.
Hooper, chair of the Copyright Hub Launch Group, said that the widely drawn...
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,...