Mon, 28/07/2014 - 09:10
British production company Working Titles is to make a film based on Enid Blyton’s Famous Five series after acquiring the theatrical rights to the books from Hachette.
The news was first broken by Hollywood magazine...
Wed, 23/07/2014 - 10:00
Amazon has reportedly offered Authors United, a group of writers protesting against the online retailer because of its dispute with Hachette Book Group, a new deal which would include restocking all HBG titles and donating the proceeds from sales to a literacy charity.
Douglas Preston, the author behind a letter calling on Amazon to...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 09:30
A proportion of US customers are buying fewer books from Amazon as a result of its public row with Hachette over terms, a survey has found.
A questionnaire of over 5,300 people completed just three days ago on 19th July by the Codex Group, found that just over 39% of respondents said they were aware of the stand-off, according to...
Mon, 21/07/2014 - 10:00
Authors United, the group of writers who signed a letter calling on Amazon to resolve its dispute with Hachette, has said it is “developing a long-term strategy”.
The authors include well-known names such as Paul Auster, David Baldacci, Tracy Chevalier, Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, Mark Haddon, Sophie Hannah, Stephen King,...
Mon, 21/07/2014 - 09:30
Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited e-book subscription service, which launched in the US last week, includes no books from the big five publishers, it has emerged.
The service, launched on Friday (18th July), includes 600,000 e-books, with...
Wed, 16/07/2014 - 09:50
The president of Simon & Schuster’s parent company, CBS Corp, has said the company is currently in negotiations with Amazon.
Les Moonves, also c.e.o. of CBS Corp, met with Amazon c.e.o. Jeff Bezos last week to discuss their businesses, he revealed in an interview at Fortune magazine’s...
Tue, 15/07/2014 - 09:10
A scholarship or foundation to assist Australian authors is to be set up in the name of Matt Richell, the Hachette Australia c.e.o. who died in a surfing accident this month.
Richell, who died in Sydney on...
Mon, 14/07/2014 - 12:02
Amazon has hit back at the American Author's Guild for calling its offer to temporarily give authors 100% e-books royalties "highly disingenuous".
It said it found it "hard to believe" the Guild did not support the "sincere" offer.
The online retailer...
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:43
Roland Phillips, m.d. of John Murray, and Richell's close friend Saul Wordsworth pay tribute to the c.e.o. of Hachette Australia and chairman of Hachette New Zealand.
Matthew Thomas Richell, who died in a surfing accident at Tamarama Beach...
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:40
Amazon is being sued by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for allowing children to notch up millions of dollars of unauthorised purchases on their parents’ accounts by using its mobile app store.
Meanwhile, in separate developments, the American Authors' Guild has described Amazon's...