Mon, 18/02/2013 - 13:54
HarperVoyager is marking this year's 50th anniversary of Ray Bradbury's classic sci fi novel Fahrenheit 451 with the first ever e-book release of some of his works, as well as a deal for a number of backlist books.
Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man were all made...
Thu, 10/01/2013 - 10:11
Publishers have confirmed the expected Christmas spike in digital sales, noting the contribution of children's and backlist titles alongside frontlist bestsellers. Pan Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Random House, Hachette, and Bloomsbury all noted strong e-book sales at Christmas and throughout 2012.
Random House saw sales of e-...
Wed, 02/01/2013 - 08:35
Apple plans to have 80,000 titles for sale on its iBookstore in Japan within a month, according to reports.
Apple launched iBooks in Japan in 2010, but has not secured agreements with publishers to sell their e-books until now....
Thu, 13/09/2012 - 09:30
Anobii has postponed until 2013 an affiliation scheme it devised to enable independent booksellers to sell e-books, The Bookseller understands.
The social networking site for book readers was originally going to offer bookshops the capability to sell digital books to their customers by this month (September), along with Kobo...
Fri, 24/02/2012 - 08:52
Hachette UK has moved to have its e-books removed from content site Mobiles24. The publisher has issued what it described as a "letter before action" to the owner of the website.
Mobiles24 allows registered users to upload content for other users to download. It says it "was setup for the one reason only; to give...
Wed, 15/02/2012 - 10:13
Publishers need to place a greater emphasis in getting their backlist titles published digitally in order to make the e-reading market more "credible" according to Bilbary founder Tim Coates.
Speaking at the O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference in New York yesterday (14th February), Coates said in order...
Mon, 13/02/2012 - 14:01
Alex Ingram, Waterstones' e-book and development buyer, is leaving the company on 16th March "to pursue other interests".
Ingram joined Waterstones 10 years ago as a bookseller. He has also worked as a travel and natural history buyer for the chain and also as buying administrator and regional buyer. On Twitter Ingram...
Mon, 21/11/2011 - 15:37
The French book trade has reacted badly to the government’s decision to raise the reduced VAT rate on books from 5.5% to 7% on 1st January as part of a financial package to help shrink France’s mushrooming public deficit.
The French Publishers Association (Syndicat National de l’Edition, SNE) and the French...
Thu, 17/11/2011 - 15:52
Book Club Associates plans to redesign its catalogues and begin selling e-books next year.
The catalogue bookseller said it was speaking to customers about offering digital books alongside physical titles. It plans to offer them in the first quarter of next year through its BooksDirect catalogue, which is aimed at women aged 45-plus....
Tue, 15/11/2011 - 10:12
The US Authors Guild has accused Amazon.com of "boldly breaching its contracts" with publishers by signing them up to its new Kindle Lending programme without permission.
It claimed it is doing this to drive sales of its Kindle Fire, which is up against the Apple iPad and Barnes & Noble Nook in the US' increasingly...