Wed, 15/05/2013 - 10:07
Apple has responded to the US Department of Justice's charge that it conspired with publishers to raise e-book prices, filing a defence which asserts that it "conducted individual negotiations" with the publishers involved in the case.
In documents filed on 26th April and released yesterday [14th May], Apple said its...
Tue, 14/05/2013 - 09:30
Random House has won the Publisher of the Year accolade at the Bookseller Industry Awards 2013, while Foyles has been awarded National Bookseller of the Year for the second year running. The 2013 Gerry Davies Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Book Trade was given to Rachel Russell.
A black-tie event held at London's Park...
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 14:15
Cengage Learning has said it is seeking to negotiate with creditors on a restructuring plan and may need to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of the turnaround.
The publisher reported an operating loss of $2.77bn for the three months ending March 31st, compared to a loss of $12.3m the previous year. Sales rose 4.8% to $353.4m....
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 09:00
Swedish husband-and-wife crime writing duo Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril, who write together under the name Lars Kepler, have launched a literary agency with publishing group Bonnierförlagen.
The venture will be headed up by Head of Zeus rights director Elisabet Brännström.
The Stockholm-based joint...
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 08:30
Egmont plans “major” campaigns, including TV advertising, for two summer titles from Lemony Snicket and Barry Loser.
The paperback edition of Who Could That be at This Hour?, the first title in the new Lemony Snicket series, is being backed by TV ads which will run for a month on the Cartoon Network. The ads will...
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 08:15
Parragon has expanded its Little Learners series, releasing digital products for the first time.
The new lines include a free Play and Learn app, which is available for iOS and Android platforms, and has garnered more than 12,000 downloads per day, according to the publisher. Parragon’s Little Learners Sing Along e-book, priced...
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 07:00
The British Museum Press is publishing a book about the history of homosexuality to tie-in with this summer’s Gay Pride.
A Little Gay History: Desire and Diversity Around the World (10th June, £9.99 paperback), draws on 40 objects, ranging from ancient Egyptian papyri to images by modern artists, including David...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 09:06
Nick Perrett, group strategy and digital director at HarperCollins, will open the FutureBook Innovation Workshop on 30th May, framing the afternoon's debate on how publishers can innovate and take charge of the digital disruption. Perrett will join Random House's Dan Franklin, the author...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 08:20
Headline has signed a new four-book deal with bestselling author Jill Mansell.
Executive publisher Marion Donaldson made the acquisition through agent Jane Judd.
Mansell's full list is published by Headline, with the new deal to bring her novel-count to 29.
Donaldson said: "[Mansell] proves again and again...
Thu, 09/05/2013 - 12:51
Microsoft has offered to buy Nook Media for $1bn, according to reports.
TechCrunch cites internal documents it has seen revealing that Microsoft would want to buy the e-book business out of Nook Media, but leave behind the college...