Mon, 18/02/2013 - 10:20
James Daunt has restated his view that Amazon operates in an advantageous fiscal environment in the UK allowing it to aggressively grow its business at the expense of smaller high street stores.
Mon, 18/02/2013 - 10:18
Amazon is said to be involved in a scandal in Germany, with a documentary accusing the retailer of intimidating its temporary workers with "neo-Nazi guards", according to a report in...
Fri, 15/02/2013 - 08:30
Curation, technology and creating a cultural destination were three of the key themes that emerged from the first Foyles bookshop workshop held on Monday (11th February) in partnership with The Bookseller.
Representatives from across the industry came together at the Charing Cross Road store to discuss how to create...
Fri, 15/02/2013 - 06:01
June Pipe, who was Allen Lane's secretary in the early years of Penguin and worked in the book industry for 60 years, has died at the age of 85.
The funeral will be held on Monday 18th February at 11.30am at St John of Jerusalem Church, Lauriston Road, London E9.
Thu, 14/02/2013 - 13:43
The Moray Council in Scotland has announced the closure of seven libraries as it looks to make £30m of savings in the next three years.
Currently, the authority maintains 15 libraries, but it the council claims it needs to nearly halve that figure to balance its books.
Alongside the library cuts, the council is also...
Thu, 14/02/2013 - 09:19
Four Random House Group titles won at the Publishers Publicity Circle Awards last night, with Random House's Charlotte Bush winning two for her joint campaigns for Rod Stewart's Rod and Fifty Shades of Grey.
The awards are given to publicists responsible for the best PR campaigns of 2012, with a ceremony...
Tue, 12/02/2013 - 09:15
Broadcaster Joan Bakewell has described library closures in areas including Liverpool and Newcastle as a "cultural catastrophe" and called on culture secretary Maria Miller to prevent them.
In an ITV Tyne Tees report,...
Mon, 11/02/2013 - 11:25
Philip K Dick's Hugo Award-winning novel The Man in the High Castle is to be adapted for digital channel Syfy.
The novel will be adapted into a four-hour miniseries. Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions will produce, alongside Headline Pictures, Electric Shepherd Productions and FremantleMedia International. "...
Mon, 11/02/2013 - 08:40
HarperCollins c.e.o. Victoria Barnsley has said the idea of the bookshop as a book club, charging for browsing, is "not that insane", given the level of threat faced by the general bookshop.
Barnsley was speaking to broadcaster Evan Davis on BBC Radio 4's "The...
Wed, 06/02/2013 - 07:00
Usborne is to celebrate the publication of Penny Dreadful is a Record Breaker with an attempt to break a Guinness World Record.
The record attempt, to hold "the largest reading lesson in a single venue" will take place at King Edward's School in Bath, the hometown of Penny Dreadful author Joanna Nadin on World...