Tue, 30/08/2011 - 15:39
Barnes & Noble has said it expects its Nook e-book business to earn it $1.8bn (£1.1bn) by the end of its latest financial year.
It made the prediction in its first quarter results for the 13 weeks ending 30th July 2011, which showed the business improved on its losses, but still lost $56.6m (£34.8m). If the...
Tue, 30/08/2011 - 08:34
Jackie Kay has won the £30,000 Scottish Book of the Year award for her autobiography Red Dust Road (Picador).
The award, which is run by Creative Scotland, was presented to Kay by broadcaster Jenni Murray on Friday (26th August) at an event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Kay was born in Edinburgh...
Fri, 26/08/2011 - 08:22
Simon & Schuster has announced it will publish the memoir by former US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice on 1st November.
No Higher Honour will be published simultaneously in the UK, US and Canada as a hardback, e-book and audiobook. The book will give Rice's insight into her time working in the Bush administration...
Thu, 25/08/2011 - 14:38
The "literary nightclub" BookSlam is to venture into publishing, releasing an anthology of new material inspired by music from the likes of Irvine Welsh, William Boyd and Simon Armitage.
One for the Trouble—The BookSlam Annual will be published in late November. BookSlam said the title will feature a mix of...
Thu, 25/08/2011 - 07:10
Apple c.e.o. Steve Jobs' authorised biography, which is published by Little, Brown this November, is set to include the story of Jobs' shock resignation from the technology company on Wednesday night.
The book, written by journalist Walter Isaacson, is set to release on 21st November, priced £25. Its US publisher is...
Wed, 24/08/2011 - 15:06
The Royal Society is holding its first literary festival in its 350-year history, with the likes of Sebastian Faulks, China Miéville and John Banville taking part.
The One Culture festival will take place on the 1st and 2nd October at the Royal Society in central London. Three-time Arthur C Clarke award winner China Mié...
Wed, 24/08/2011 - 14:46
Private Eye is marking its 50th anniversary by publishing a book looking back at the history of the satirical institution.
Private Eye: The First 50 Years is written by Adam Macqueen, a journalist on the magazine since 1997. It will be published by Private Eye Publications on 20th September as a £25 hardback....
Tue, 23/08/2011 - 14:43
Collins has bought a memoir of an Irish traveller bare-knuckle boxing champion.
Craig Adams, assistant editor for Collins, bought world rights in all languages to Knuckle by James Quinn McDonagh, in an unagented deal. The book will be published in spring 2012.
McDonagh got involved in a feud between Irish traveller...
Tue, 23/08/2011 - 08:24
Riot Communications has appointed Headline publicity manager Maura Brickell as its campaign manager.
Brickell joins Riot in mid-September. She spent four years at Headline working with authors such as Jed Rubenfeld, Sarah Winman, Jo Brand and Rob Ryan. She previously worked at Bloomsbury in editorial.
Anwen Hooson, joint...
Tue, 23/08/2011 - 07:15
Random House India has launched a new division offering public speaking programmes.
Random House Knowledge will bring authors to India, south east Asia, China and Hong Kong with the speaker programmes spanning corporate training, motivational talks, author tours and literary festivals.
Gaurav Shrinagesh, m.d. of Random House...