Mon, 21/07/2008 - 14:08
Wordsworth Editions is to sell 300 titles as e-books from this autumn with the cheapest priced at £1.75. The titles will include a range of poetry, 100 classics such as Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, and 100 international classics, including a two-volume edition of Marcel...
Fri, 18/07/2008 - 06:37
At least 12 publishing houses across the UK and Europe are set to take legal proceedings against distributor Art Books International after the firm went into voluntary liquidation last Monday.
Working as a collective, the group of publishers is seeking to retrieve unpaid monies and stock that has not been sold. Hampshire-based ABI is an...
Thu, 17/07/2008 - 14:31
Alan Sutton is planning a return to the world of local interest and specialist history publishing with the launch of a new company this August. Amberley Publishing, which will be based in Sutton's native Gloucestershire, is currently recruiting, and has plans to grow the team to 30 by this time next year. Sutton, who is heading up the...
Thu, 17/07/2008 - 10:30
Book printer Butler & Tanner is to be relaunched as Butler, Tanner & Dennis, following its acquisition by publisher and poet Felix Dennis. Dennis is the sole owner of the company, which is due to begin trading on 1st August.
The firm will continue to trade from its premises in Frome, with 80 out of 287 of its former members of...
Thu, 17/07/2008 - 07:30
Bertelsmann has confirmed that it has entered "a sales process" to shed its UK book club operator BCA. In a letter to Direct Group staff, Bertelsmann c.e.o. Hartmut Ostrowski said that the move followed "intensive discussions" over the past few months.
Last week, the German group sold its US book club interests, and...
Wed, 16/07/2008 - 07:50
Hodder & Stoughton is planning “a lavish production” to repackage Alan Titchmarsh as a more serious novelist after poaching him from Simon & Schuster last April.
Rowena Webb, publishing director at Hodder & Stoughton, said the new look for Folly, Titchmarsh’s latest novel, better reflected his writing. The...
Tue, 15/07/2008 - 15:04
David & Charles parent company F+W Publications has rebranded itself as F+W Media to reflect the wide range of formats—including digital books—the company plans to offer. The firm said it was “on track to dramatically grow its e-media revenues”, with plans to digitise more than 1000 of its back catalogue of books and...
Mon, 14/07/2008 - 15:16
Anova's profit climbed by more than 340% to £825,591 in the year to end-February 2008, despite a fall in turnover of 11% to £12.6m. Profit the previous year was £186,367 on sales of £14.1m.
Robin Wood, c.e.o of Anova, said: "The top line was lower than we had expected, and there were three main reasons...
Mon, 14/07/2008 - 14:24
Canongate has acquired world rights, excluding Australia and New Zealand, in Man Booker-shortlisted author Kate Grenville's new novel. Due to be published in February 2009, The Lieutenant will be Canongate's lead original fiction for next spring.
Jamie Byng, who negotiated the deal with Grenville's agent Barbara...