Wed, 02/06/2010 - 16:19
Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has topped the adult fiction audiobook list for the first time according to Overdrive.
His final Millennium Trilogy novel, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, also joined the chart, making its debut on the audiobook list at number seven. The 9th Judgment...
Wed, 02/06/2010 - 07:36
The Federation of European Publishers has welcomed a move by the European Parliament to adopt a report by MEP Marielle Gallo which argues for "strengthening the application of intellectual property rights in the internal market".
Gallo's report, which contains elements similar to the UK's Digital Economy Bill, was...
Mon, 31/05/2010 - 12:30
J K Rowling looks set allow Harry Potter fans to read her novels as e-books at last.
Neil Blair, partner at the Christopher Little Agency (CLA) which represents Rowling, said the agency was “currently considering all the options and opportunities that this evolving space provides”. The agency was “actively...
Fri, 28/05/2010 - 11:23
Hachette UK, Penguin, HarperCollins and Pan Macmillan are the only British publishers to have inked deals with Apple, with e-books produced by all companies appearing on the iBookStore this morning (28th) and available to UK book buyers.
The four represent five of the original global publishers who signed with Apple before its US launch...
Thu, 27/05/2010 - 15:48
Apple’s iPad is unlikely to have more than a limited selection of e-books for its launch tomorrow (28th May), with not one publisher confirming it had a deal in place just hours before the device hits the shelves.
Although it has been widely rumoured Hachette UK and Penguin were close to finalising deals, no one from either company...
Thu, 27/05/2010 - 15:41
Fourth Estate is releasing an app of its Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series for the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
The app will be available next week and costs £3.49. It includes the first volume of the series, Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life, and features original artwork by Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O...
Wed, 26/05/2010 - 16:28
People in the UK who already own iPads can now access Apple's iBookstore - but can only download free books via Project Gutenberg.
The iBooks app, which links to the iBookstore, became available earlier today (26th May). There are more than 10,000 free books available so far, although these appear to be entirely made up of out of...
Wed, 26/05/2010 - 09:00
Amazon c.e.o. Jeff Bezos has said a colour e-ink reader is "still some ways out" but reaffirmed his company's commitment to selling a dedicated e-book reading device. The Seattle Times reports that Bezos,...
Tue, 25/05/2010 - 08:09
Waterstone's has revealed it has sold more than 700,000 e-books and 60,000 e-book readers since it first started selling them in September 2008.
At Waterstone's supplier conference, held in north London yesterday (24th May), head of e-commerce David Kohn told publishing delegates Waterstone's believed e-books would account...
Mon, 24/05/2010 - 09:43
The second year of the Book Industry Conference, held in London for the first time, represented progress on many fronts, even if at times it lacked the intensity of last year's make-or-break event in Cambridge.
The central London venue meant all the big hitters were present and correct, and it was nice to see Waterstone's, the largest...