Fri, 07/03/2014 - 16:40
Gollancz is to drop the price of e-books of six of its 2014 debut novels to £1.99 over publication.
Digital publisher Darren Nash said the company was “so confident” that all Gollancz’s debuts were “wonderful new talents” that “we’re prepared to put our money where our mouth is and make...
Fri, 07/03/2014 - 09:00
HarperCollins is working on a “clearer consumer proposition” for bundling e-books and print titles before further rolling out the offer it recently trialled at bookshop chain Foyles.
The publisher has told The Bookseller it believes bundling e-books with print books could become “a much more scalable idea...
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 16:27
An electronic version of Peter James’ 1993 novel Host, which was published on two floppy discs, is to go on display in London’s Science Museum as the world’s first electronic novel.
Penguin published Host, about a computer scientist who believes he can cheat death by having the contents of his brain...
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 08:40
The Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has called for an end to the limitations placed on e-book lending in public libraries.
CILIP said that libraries should have the same right to lend e-books in the same way that they can lend print books, in order to promote literacy and foster a passion for...
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 09:10
A year-long pilot for e-lending in public libraries is being launched today (3rd March), offering new releases and titles not available for e-lending elsewhere.
Library visitors in the four pilot areas - Peterborough, Newcastle, Windsor and Maidenhead, and Derbyshire – will be able to access a list of over 1,000 titles not...
Wed, 19/02/2014 - 08:50
Some Egmont titles are now available via schools’ e-book distribution company RM Books, following a partnership agreement between the two companies.
During a year-long trial, RM Book users will be able to access Egmont titles including War Horse by Michael Morpurgo, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth...
Thu, 13/02/2014 - 09:25
The International Publishers Association (IPA) has called on Europe to end "discrimination" on e-book VAT rates, calling the current situation "technophobic, backward and unfair".
A new study from the IPA shows that the majority of European states apply full standard VAT rates to their e-books, while applying...
Thu, 13/02/2014 - 08:50
Author Hugh Howey has launched a genre e-book sales analysis venture, Author Earnings.
The project’s stated goal is “to gather and share information so that writers can make informed decisions”, with Howey calling for “better pay and fairer terms in all contracts....
Tue, 11/02/2014 - 09:20
Hachette parent company Lagardère has reported net sales for Hachette UK up 1.5% in 2013.
Releasing its full year net sales for 2013, Lagardere as a whole was down 1.3% on 2012, to a total of €7.216bn. However its publishing division had a “good performance in almost all markets” and Lagardère said books...
Tue, 11/02/2014 - 08:20
E-book publisher Open Road Integrated Media has acquired fellow digital publisher E-Reads.
Chris Davis, Open Road c.o.o, led the negotiations on behalf of Open Road. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
E-Reads has a catalogue of over 1,200 titles, with a focus on the science fiction and fantasy genre. These books...