Fri, 14/06/2013 - 12:26
Richard Mollet, chief executive of The Publishers Association, has welcomed the "clarity" brought to the selling of digital content in the provisions of the new draft consumer rights bill, unveiled this week by the department of Business,...
Fri, 07/06/2013 - 11:55
Self-published titles make up 12% of all e-book sales, according to new findings from Bowker Market Research.
The popularity of self-published titles rises when looking at certain categories, with the self-published share of e-book volume sales more than 20% in areas such as crime, science fiction and fantasy, romance and humour....
Thu, 06/06/2013 - 14:47
The phrase “talking book” has slowly fallen out of favour as a name for what we now call the audiobook. Its usage began to decline at around the time Stevie Wonder released his 1972 album of the same name. But the terms “talking book” and “audiobook” may require a rethink after the arrival of a book that...
Thu, 06/06/2013 - 12:42
Celebrities including actor Rupert Everett [pictured] will read to children in London’s Trafalgar Square next month as part of an event to inspire children to read.
Rupert Everett will read an Oscar Wilde fairytale, the cast of Billy Elliot The Musical will perform Electricity, readings will be given from Mark Haddon’s...
Wed, 05/06/2013 - 07:00
Penguin Group c.e.o. David Shanks has testified in support of Apple on day two of the anti-trust case over e-book price fixing in New York yesterday (4th June).
Shanks said "irrational enthusiasm" about the potential for Apple's customers to buy books online led the company to meet Apple's contract demands in 2010,...
Mon, 03/06/2013 - 07:55
Australian e-book company ReadCloud has said it is keen to partner with independent bookshops in the UK.
The company offers booksellers 35% commission on e-book sales, but asks for a joining fee of around £950. It is currently working with 30 booksellers in Australia.
Jeremy LeBard, c.e.o. and co-founder of...
Mon, 03/06/2013 - 07:30
The US court case into agency pricing will begin later today (3rd June), with Apple defending itself against charges that it worked with publishers to fix the price of e-books.
Apple is accused by the US Department of Justice of colluding with major publishers to set prices to try and compete in the market dominated by Amazon....
Wed, 29/05/2013 - 09:00
Amazon has unveiled a dedicated website for its Amazon Publishing platform.
The website currently features an image of a child in a woman's arms, with both reading a Kindle, and the strapline: "Amazon Publishing brings a diverse range of outstanding books to readers worldwide."
Tue, 28/05/2013 - 14:12
The publishing industry in the UK (and elsewhere) is subject to significant structural change, brought about by the emergence of both online retail and, over more recent years, e-books. At the heart of this is Amazon, which began online book retailing in the UK in 1998, opened the Kindle UK store in 2010, and most recently created its own...
Tue, 28/05/2013 - 14:06
This month's Book Industry Study Group Making Information Pay conference was first and foremost the curtain-raiser on the third edition of BookStats, a joint project between the Association of American Publishers and BISG which provides an overview of the size and shape of the US publishing industry and combines both physical and digital...