Thu, 27/11/2008 - 08:19
TV production giant Endemol has partnered with Kuwait-based publishing group Teshkeel Media to bring to life a new animated series based on its popular superhero comic books, THE 99.
The comic book series launched in 2006 and is illustrated and scripted by former and current Marvel and DC Comics writers and artists whose credits...
Thu, 27/11/2008 - 08:18
Expectations of Barack Obama in the US are running sky high, and so, as a result, are marketing opportunities.
According to the Financial Times, t-shirts and badges, commemorative coins and limited edition plates and even children's books are crowding on to the US market to mark Obama's historic victory and his imminent...
Wed, 26/11/2008 - 08:18
The UK book trade is split over the prospect of Google's $125m deal with American publishers and authors. Publishers and authors have cautiously welcomed the deal so far, in stark opposition to booksellers, who believe it could be the death knell for their businesses, already facing major competition online from the likes of Amazon, and...
Wed, 26/11/2008 - 08:16
A new version of Amazon's Kindle is tentatively scheduled to go on sale early next year, according to the TechCrunch website. It was originally scheduled for release in October in time for this holiday season, but Bezos himself reportedly pulled the plug for last minute changes to the software.
The images that surfaced of the new...
Wed, 26/11/2008 - 08:11
Total Q3 sales for Borders in the US fell 10%, to $693.4m, and the company posted a net loss of $172.2m for the period, but announced that it was no longer pursuing a sale of the business. The third quarter losses includes a series of one-time charges totaling $133.2 million, and excluding those charges the loss was about even with last year...
Thu, 20/11/2008 - 08:35
Annette Gordon-Reed won the National Book Award for non-fiction for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W W Norton), a biography of three generations of a slave family owned by Thomas Jefferson.
Gordon-Reed was the first African-American author to win the prize for non-fiction since Orlando Patterson won for Freedom...
Thu, 20/11/2008 - 08:31
Serge Bramly has won the Prix Interallié for his Le premier principe, Le second principe (The first principle, the second principle), maring the end of this year's French literary prize season.
According to the Guardian, judges for the Interallié, which is awarded to a novel by a journalist, were initially...
Thu, 20/11/2008 - 08:30
Book and entertainment distributor Baker & Taylor in the US laid off 80 employees last week.
Industry sources told Publishers Weekly that the bulk of the layoffs came from B&T headquarters in Charlotte, NC, as well as from Bridgewater, NJ. Several jobs were also cut at B&T Marketing Services in San Diego,...
Thu, 20/11/2008 - 06:00
Joe the Plumber will continue his tireless work on behalf of the American people after signing a book deal for a title about American values: Joe the Plumber: Fighting for the American Dream.
According to the Guardian, the book is being co-written with little-known novelist, Thomas Tabback. Joe the Plumber, real name...
Wed, 19/11/2008 - 08:21
Online expert Whatsonwhen is to be rebranded Frommer’s Unlimited, a move which will integrate the company's business-to-business services with travel content provider Frommer’s.
The news follows the Frommer's parent company Wiley acquisition of Whatsonwhen in 2006. The services of Frommer’s Unlimited will...