Tue, 13/07/2010 - 13:56
Borders Group is selling the stationery retailer Paperchase to UK-based private equity firm Primary Capital for roughly $31m (£20.45m), with the deal due for completion within the next week. Under the agreement, Borders will continue to purchase and carry products designed and sourced by Paperchase in its US stores.
Tue, 13/07/2010 - 09:40
The issue of electronic e-rights has been brought to the fore once again, with the Guardian reporting Tom Holland as saying current deals are "not remotely fair".
Speaking at the Romantic Novelists' Association...
Tue, 13/07/2010 - 08:29
Frankfurt Book Fair is expecting the busiest Agents & Scouts Centre ever, with registrations already up 1% on last year.
The fair, which this year takes place 6th-10th October, is also anticipating more than 7,000 exhibitors from 100 countries.
Thomas Minkus, vice president of emerging media and English language markets,...
Tue, 13/07/2010 - 06:53
Smaller libraries in Hampshire could be threatened with closure as part of the council's cost-cutting measures, Portsmouth Today reports.
Councillor Margaret Snaith-Tempia, member for culture and recreation,...
Tue, 13/07/2010 - 05:58
Sceptre has struck a two-book deal with award-winning novelist Jenn Ashworth. Editor Carole Welch bought world rights to the books via Anthony Goff at David Higham Associates for an undisclosed sum. The publisher described the deal as "swooping on the chance to publish" Ashworth, whose A Kind of Intimacy (Arcadia,...
Tue, 13/07/2010 - 05:54
Playwright and president of the London Library Sir Tom Stoppard is facing a row over his plans to increase subscription fees by 13%, the Daily Telegraph reports.
According to the...
Mon, 12/07/2010 - 12:03
The Publishers Association has reiterated its support for the Defamation Bill currently going through parliament, with chief executive Simon Juden pledging to put the industry's case for change as a priority. The bill, which seeks in part to address libel tourism, received its second reading on Friday (9th July).
Mon, 12/07/2010 - 08:25
Microsoft has filed a patent application for the "Virtual Page Turn", giving the company ownership over the animation of a page-flip on an ebook's touch-screen, the Register reports.
The filing, which was made...
Mon, 12/07/2010 - 06:34
To Kill A Mockingbird has re-entered the charts at number 14, reaching its highest position in the 50 years the book has been published.
Yesterday (July 11th) marked the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee's classic Pulitzer-winning novel, which has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide it has been translated into more than...
Mon, 12/07/2010 - 06:27
Peter Newsom has taken on a consultancy role covering new media at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Newsom had previously been export sales director at Headline, but was made redundant at the end of last year, as part of a company-wide restructure. His...