Fri, 05/04/2013 - 09:36
New regulations coming into force tomorrow [6th April] will mean that publishers will have to provide a copy of all digital publications to the six legal deposit libraries in the UK and Ireland.
The libraries, including the British Library and the Bodleian Library, will have the right to receive a copy of every UK electronic...
Fri, 05/04/2013 - 09:32
Guardian Books and Faber are co-publishing an interactive e-book, Facts are Sacred, the first time Guardian Books has published using Apple’s iBooks Author software.
The e-book (£9.99, 4th April), will benefit from advertising across the Guardian’s platforms as well as editorial coverage in the...
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:30
A new report on the e-book market in 2012 shows the continuing dominance of fiction, with fiction titles taking more than double the market share digitally than in print, with non-fiction and children’s titles only slowly beginning to make headway.
The report, published by Nielsen entitled “Understanding the E-book...
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:00
The travel guidebook brand Frommer's has been reacquired from Google by its founder, Arthur Frommer, according to reports, with Google licensing 'certain' content back to the publishing business so it can continue to publish guidebooks.
In a statement to the Associated Press,...
Wed, 03/04/2013 - 16:00
HarperCollins and Hachette UK are the first UK publishers to introduce a refined agency model with Amazon.co.uk.
The online giant removed the text indicating that HC and Hachette UK's e-book prices were "set by publisher” today after concluding negotiations with the publishers following the European Commission ruling...
Wed, 03/04/2013 - 08:00
Amazon and six US publishers have asked a US court to dismiss a lawsuit by three American independent booksellers which claimed they combined to restrict the sale of e-books through indie stores.
Amazon told the court in filings this week that the true reason the indie booksellers launched the lawsuit was because Amazon was "...
Wed, 03/04/2013 - 07:00
Little, Brown Book Group has acquired world rights in The Dining Club by Marina Anderson, the new "sumptuous romance" by the author of bestselling erotic title, Haven of Obedience.
Publisher for Sphere fiction Catherine Burke bought world rights from Jill Hughes at the Maggie Noach Literary Agency. The...
Tue, 02/04/2013 - 12:31
Pan Macmillan publishing director Wayne Brookes has acquired two new historical novels by Margaret Pemberton, whose backlist titles are published under Bello, Pan Macmillan's e-book and POD imprint.
Brookes bought UK and Commonwealth rights in the two novels from Sheila Crowley at Curtis Brown. The first title, A Season of...
Tue, 02/04/2013 - 12:28
Independent publisher Myrmidon has launched an e-first genre imprint for drama romance, called Pulse.
The books will be initially released as e-books but the publisher hasn't ruled out subsequently releasing the imprint's titles in other formats.
Sales and marketing director Kate Nash said: "We see digital-first...
Tue, 02/04/2013 - 09:00
The Society of Authors has criticised a decision by Pearson to change the way it pays some of its authors for their publications.
Instead of receiving royalties based on how many books they sell, Pearson will now pay some authors upfront fees instead, meaning they would lose out on a share of the profit if their title becomes a...