Thu, 12/05/2011 - 15:36
Publishers need to diversify and compete head-on with other media in order to deflect the 'one-screen' effect of tablet devices, a panel discussion at the World e-Reading Congress declared.
The session sought to answer the question: "Can e-reading win the war against Angry Birds?" Jonathan Glasspool, managing...
Wed, 22/05/2013 - 14:00
Amazon Publishing has announced the imminent launch of Kindle Worlds [www.amazon.com/kindleworlds] a commercial publishing platform enabling fan fiction to be sold online.
Amazon has obtained licenses from Warner Bros Television Group's Alloy Entertainment division for Cecily von Ziegesar's Gossip Girl series, Sarah Shepard...
Wed, 22/05/2013 - 13:35
Penguin has agreed to pay $75m to resolve all antitrust claims relating to e-book pricing, having reached an agreement with the US State Attorney General and private class plaintiffs.
The payment will be made to cover consumer damages plus costs and fees relating to antitrust claims of unlawful e-book price-fixing.
Wed, 22/05/2013 - 08:30
Children's publisher Barefoot Books has said it has terminated its relationship with Amazon in the UK and the US, declaring the way the retailer does business "undermines" Barefoot's approach.
Barefoot Books' co-founder and c.e.o. Nancy Traversy [pictured right with co-founder Tessa Strickland] highlighted the...
Tue, 21/05/2013 - 14:16
Macmillan Education has announced a global partnership with personalised learning specialists Knewton to produce a new generation of digital English Language teaching materials.
The publisher's Knewton-enhanced materials will become available to students in 2015 and will offer "a fully adaptive experience, featuring real-time...
Tue, 21/05/2013 - 10:16
Digital imprint Bookouture has signed a women's fiction debut from Fiona Valpy, The French for Love, for release on 12th July.
The novel tells of a woman adapting to a new life and love in the winelands of Bordeaux. The author herself moved to France from the UK in 2007, renovating an old farmhouse with her husband....
Tue, 21/05/2013 - 09:20
Publishers Association c.e.o. Richard Mollet has called on the government to reverse its copyright policy, saying that the rest of Europe is "incredulous" at its attitude.
Speaking today (21st May) at the Westminster Media Forum's seminar "Publishing 2013 consolidation, e-lending and adding value to e-books...
Tue, 21/05/2013 - 09:10
Bloomsbury has reported an "excellent performance" for the year ended 28th February, with an increase in profit before tax of 16% to £9.8m for the year, with e-book sales jumping by 61% to £9.1m over the period.
The publisher also reported a slight increase in turnover, up 1% to £98.5m, compared to £...
Mon, 20/05/2013 - 16:18
Little, Brown's Blackfriars digital-only imprint will publish a novel created by authors including Joe Dunthorne and Lisa Jewell as part of the Southbank Centre's Festival of Neighbourhood.
On 1st June, novelist Stella Duffy will kick-start the Southbank Centre's game of Exquisite Corpse: Or, How Not to Kill Your...
Mon, 20/05/2013 - 14:41
If last year’s erotica boom has taught the publishing industry anything it is that the old cliché is true—sex really does sell. Something that publishers will be hoping stays true for this year too, with New Adult the latest sexy genre getting publishers excited.
So, what is New Adult? Well it is often billed as...