Fri, 10/12/2010 - 14:18
First-time author Mary Horlock grew up on Guernsey, although she is not a native Channel Islander—her parents moved there when she was four, It serves as the setting for her début The Book of Lies (Canongate, March) where two members of the same family tell their stories, separated by 20 years. Catherine Rozier is a sulky...
Fri, 10/12/2010 - 09:16
Canongate has released an iPad exclusive digital book by its science author David Eagleman.
Priced £4.99, Why the Net Matters explores how the invention and use of the internet affects the long-term success or failure of our civilisation. The app offers readers random access chapters, the option to ‘zoom out’...
Thu, 02/12/2010 - 08:00
A mixture of fiction, poetry and memoir has been chosen for the inaugural World Book Night promotion, which will see one million free books given away by 20,000 volunteers.
The event, on 5th March, is likely to have an "enormously positive" impact on books, according to chairman of the campaign, Canongate m.d. Jamie Byng. It...
Sun, 28/11/2010 - 09:27
The organisers of World Book Night are expecting "broad, high-level support across print and broadcast" when details of the event are released next week. Meanwhile, Canongate m.d. Jamie Byng, the brains behind the initiative, has this week responded to criticism from independent booksellers who are concerned about a free promotion...
Thu, 25/11/2010 - 09:55
Publishers are planning an assault on the apps market, with indies such as Bloomsbury and Faber due to release their first-ever apps in the next few weeks. Publishers said they were expecting increased interest in digital products from consumers looking for electronic content after Christmas, and added that they would also be used to support...
Tue, 09/11/2010 - 14:42
The Random House Group has appointed Dan Franklin to the role of digital editor. Franklin moves from indie publisher Canongate, where he was also digital editor.
Franklin joins on 4th January and will work across all RHG companies. He will report into Zoe Willis, editorial director for e-books and audio, and work closely with digital...
Sun, 07/11/2010 - 09:53
Macmillan and Simon & Schuster are seen as the likeliest publishing houses to switch to agency pricing, as Waterstone’s warned publishers that the model must offer customers value for money.
On Tuesday Waterstone’s signed a deal with HarperCollins to sell its e-books on agency terms through its website. The details of the...
Mon, 01/11/2010 - 09:12
Canongate and The Book Depository have entered into an official partnership, with the online bookseller selling the Scottish publisher's reissued Canongate Classics. More than 100 Canongate Classics titles are being sold through the site, with both physical and e-book versions available. They will be exclusively sold through a dedicated...
Mon, 18/10/2010 - 09:26
Penguin deputy c.e.o. Tom Weldon has this afternoon sprung to the defence of the agency model as something that will protect the long term health of the book industry, after Amazon.co.uk attacked it yesterday as "damaging".
In a message to agents, obtained by The Bookseller, Weldon said Penguin's first and foremost...
Sun, 17/10/2010 - 09:50
World Book Night, a new nationwide event that will see a million books given away by 20,000 people, has been given the green light by the trade. A group of 25 titles will be selected for the giveaway on World Book Night, and the whole project has secured extensive BBC support. The event will also run in the Irish Republic, and has the backing...