Fri, 12/04/2013 - 14:01
New deals for Joanne Harris and Kate Mosse have been sealed just ahead of the London Book Fair.
Gollancz deputy publishing director Jon Wood acquired world rights for fantasy novel The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris in a “substantial six-figure” two-book deal with Peter Robinson of Rogers, Coleridge...
Mon, 08/04/2013 - 10:00
The e-book market has begun to slow, with the post-Christmas peak in e-book sales less pronounced than in previous years. The value growth of the market has also been undercut by 20p e-books. If the trend persists it means the overall book market may decline in 2013, with first-quarter print sales down 5% year on year, and down a quarter...
Wed, 27/03/2013 - 12:37
Bertrams has revamped its academic e-book platform as it becomes an increasingly successful product for the company.
Dawsonera, bought by Bertrams in June 2011 as part of the Dawson Books business, provides academic libraries with digital textbooks, journals and monographs.
The platform has become an increasingly successful...
Tue, 26/03/2013 - 16:13
Book production in the UK took a downturn in 2012, despite a continuing rise in the number of publishers, early figures released by Nielsen Book show. The figures also show the rise in the e-book format, with the number of new e-books issued now 34% of the total output figure, compared with 23% in 2011.
The number of new titles and...
Thu, 07/02/2013 - 08:15
Crimson Publishing has launched a business book with an augmented reality jacket, collaborating with the Aurasma app.
Working the Cloud by technology reporter Kate Russell will be published next month. Readers download the free Aurasma app on their smartphone or tablet, point the device's camera at the book's jacket...
Thu, 24/01/2013 - 08:10
Indie Black & White Publishing will be releasing ghostly thriller Watch Over Me in B-format paperback, after selling 100,000 copies in e-book form.
The novel by Daniela Sacerdoti follows a woman’s escape to her childhood home in the Highlands from a failing marriage and overbearing family.
Fri, 14/12/2012 - 05:30
Children's character Captain Pugwash is hitting the high seas of digital for the first time, with Aurum Press and Frances Lincoln publishing the seafaring John Ryan titles for the first time in full-colour e-book format.
The first title, Captain Pugwash, will be released on 20th December, available across...
Fri, 02/11/2012 - 06:30
The French Publishers Association (Syndicat National de l'Edition, SNE) has reaffirmed its support for its government's decision to cut VAT rate on e-books, despite mounting pressure from the European Commission.
Both France and Luxembourg are edging towards a fine from the European Commission for having unilaterally reduced...
Fri, 27/07/2012 - 10:20
Avon has signed four more books by Jacqui Rose, whose debut was a bestseller in e-book format.
Caroline Hogg, commissioning editor at Avon, a division of HarperCollins that focuses on commercial women's fiction, acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights for the books in a deal with agent Judith Murdoch.
Thu, 26/07/2012 - 08:29
Authors Stephen King and Stewart O’Nan are embarking on a new short fiction project to be released by Hodder as an e-book original on 21st August.
A Face In The Crowd will tell the tale of a grieving widower who notices faces from his past in the stands at a baseball game.
Bestselling author King and O’...