Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:40
Amazon is being sued by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for allowing children to notch up millions of dollars of unauthorised purchases on their parents’ accounts by using its mobile app store.
Meanwhile, in separate developments, the American Authors' Guild has described Amazon's...
Thu, 10/07/2014 - 14:45
Simon & Schuster UK is expanding its commercial women’s fiction website Books and the City by increasing its digital publishing output and hosting a creative writing master class.
The two new projects are aimed at increasing the reach of the brand. They will be headed up by Books and the City project manager,...
Thu, 10/07/2014 - 09:40
Blinkbox Books is giving away 1,000 e-books of To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Cornerstone), marking the novel's 54th anniversary.
The promotion will begin today (10th July) and last until the 1,000th copy has been downloaded.
Tesco's e-book platform is working with Cornerstone on the giveaway...
Thu, 10/07/2014 - 09:20
Random House Children’s Publishers will next month publish an e-short from Terry Pratchett ahead of the autumn release of his collection of children’s stories.
The e-short, titled The Abominable Snowman, which will be published on 7th August and priced at £1.49, is about Captain the Honourable Sir Herbert...
Wed, 09/07/2014 - 10:00
The war of words between Amazon and Hachette US escalated overnight, after Amazon offered authors caught up in the terms dispute with Hachette 100% of royalties on all e-book sales while the impasse goes on.
Hachette US immediately rejected the offer, calling on Amazon to "withdraw the sanctions they have...
Tue, 08/07/2014 - 13:50
J K Rowling has written a new piece about a thirty-something Harry Potter and his friends at the final of the Quidditch World Cup 2014 for her website Pottermore.com.
The 1,500-word long piece was posted on the site today (8th July...
Mon, 07/07/2014 - 09:30
Orion is to relaunch its online “women’s fiction” community Cherry Picks with a new name and approach, after user research found its audience didn’t recognise themselves as reading in that way.
Research found that the industry “has given a group of people a label that doesn’t fit them”, said...
Mon, 07/07/2014 - 09:10
A Place for Us, Harriet Evans’ first novel with Headline, will be available as a four-part e-book serialisation before the paperback original release in January 2015.
The serialisations will be released on a monthly basis—from the 31st July through to 23rd October—as £1.49 e-books sold through several...
Fri, 04/07/2014 - 14:29
Tate Publishing has released its first children’s app, based on its picture book Noisy Neighbours by Ruth Green.
The app has been developed by Aimer Media.
Noisy Neighbours is about Sid the snail’s search for peace and quiet. Unfortunately, along the way he has to content with noisy sparrows,...
Thu, 03/07/2014 - 08:20
Two Swedish online bookstores, CD-on and Bonnier-owned Adlibris, have been reported to the Swedish Data Inspection Board for violating the Personal Data Act.
The report has been made by independent organisation Sweden's Consumers, which scrutinized 12 internet companies. Sites for Ikea, Booking.com and Ticnet were also amongst...