Tue, 10/12/2013 - 08:00
Nobel Prize-winning biologist Randy Schekman—also editor of open access digital journal eLife—has said he will no longer publish his research in the three leading scientific journals. He has argued that the fact the journals are print–based means they restrict the number of papers they can publish.
Schekman, a US...
Tue, 10/12/2013 - 07:45
Headline has appointed a new digital publisher to “take creative ownership of Headline’s digital publishing and explore initiatives across all areas of the list”.
Clare Foss [pictured] will take on the role with immediate effect, and will be supported by Emily Griffin, who becomes digital assistant editor.
Wed, 04/12/2013 - 09:40
Tesco’s e-book platform Blinkbox Books will not get its public launch until March 2014 at the earliest, The Bookseller understands.
The online platform is currently being tested in beta form by Tesco staff who have been given the supermarket’s own-brand...
Wed, 04/12/2013 - 09:15
The Government of Québec has confirmed it will table legislation in the New Year expected to limit discounts on new books to 10%.
But while the move would address an important challenge facing independent booksellers, it would hurt the sector in general, the Canadian bookselling industry has said.
The mainly French-...
Wed, 04/12/2013 - 05:00
Egmont is now offering its Winnie-the-Pooh app as a bundled product; the app and two digital stories for £2.49.
“We were keen to offer this app with a special bundled purchase so that more adults and children alike can discover more about the world of Pooh and enjoy these beautiful tales,” said digital publisher...
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:15
E-books by Sainsbury’s is asking customers to vote for their ‘E-book of the Year’ from a list of 150 titles.
Customers can nominate their chosen titles throughout December, with the winner announced at the end of the year. Everyone who votes is also entered into a prize draw to win all 150 e-books of the year....
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 12:06
Digital imprint Bookouture has signed a dystopian YA trilogy from short story author Ceri A Lowe.
Bookouture founder Oliver Rhodes acquired world rights in English language and translation from the author. Translation rights will be handled by Lorella Belli at LBLA.
Rhodes described Lowe as "a major British talent"...
Mon, 02/12/2013 - 07:00
A new digital and print-on-demand publishing house will launch this December.
Hashtag Books is the joint venture of Peter Buckman of The Ampersand Agency and self-published author Tim O’Rourke, who wanted to create an “audience and a home” for “quality writers who were not snapped up by conventional publishers...
Fri, 29/11/2013 - 09:02
Publishers are in a scramble with Amazon-owned Audible for rights previously handled by the now-defunct AudioGO.
AudioGO went into administration last month, with rights in its audio contracts now...
Fri, 29/11/2013 - 08:56
Orion’s Michael Connelly’s e-book sales have passed the one million mark with Hachette UK’s head of digital George Walkley saying digital sales are not yet plateauing in the UK.
Connelly [pictured left with deputy publishing director Bill Massey] is the second Hachette author to reach the landmark digital sales...