Thu, 12/05/2011 - 15:36
Publishers need to diversify and compete head-on with other media in order to deflect the 'one-screen' effect of tablet devices, a panel discussion at the World e-Reading Congress declared.
The session sought to answer the question: "Can e-reading win the war against Angry Birds?" Jonathan Glasspool, managing...
Tue, 15/04/2014 - 16:25
The shadow culture minister has condemned library cuts in Lincolnshire, branding the plans as "disgraceful".
Helen Goodman visited Lincoln today (15th April) and met with campaigners, to discuss their fight against council's plan to close 29 of 44 libraries, unless they are taken over by volunteers.
Tue, 15/04/2014 - 16:20
John McNamee has stepped down from his role as president of the European and International Booksellers Federation (EBF).
McNamee was first elected to the post in 2005, and was re-elected for a three-year term in 2008, extended to 2013 in the interest of taking forwards the merger of the European and International Booksellers...
Tue, 15/04/2014 - 14:29
The book business is in a good place. The market reveals it; the London Book Fair reflected it; The Bookseller chronicles it—daily and weekly. Now we just need to demonstrate it to the outside world.
I am not being flippant. There is something about publishing that means it wears its worries visibly—but tends to conceal...
Tue, 15/04/2014 - 10:00
Up to 18 roles at Random House Children’s Publishers (RHCP) are at risk of redundancy, staff were told yesterday afternoon (14th April).
The roles span marketing, publicity, design, editorial and rights, with affected staff now in a 30-day consultation period.
Francesca Dow [pictured], m.d. of the...
Tue, 15/04/2014 - 09:50
Four of the biggest publishing houses in Norway are under investigation for a possible breach of competition law. If they are found guilty, the national agreement on fixed prices could be in danger.
Last week Konkurransetilsynet – the equivalent of the Competition Commission – paid a visit to Cappelen Damm, Gyldendal,...
Tue, 15/04/2014 - 09:40
Donna Tartt has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her book The Goldfinch (Little, Brown).
Judges said the book “stimulates the mind and touches the heart” when the prize was awarded in the US last night (14th April).
Tartt has been awarded $10,000 for winning in the category, which honours...
Tue, 15/04/2014 - 09:39
Leeds-born playwright and screenwriter Alan Bennett will headline the 2014 Leeds Big Bookend festival in "An Audience with Alan Bennett", as part of a series of events dedicated to his life and work at the West Yorkshire Playhouse (WYP).
The season at the WYP will present a selection of Bennett’s work, designed to...
Tue, 15/04/2014 - 09:38
Bloomsbury Children's Books has launched a new global line of “clean teen” romance novels under the title If Only.
The If Only novels centre “on teens who fall for someone they shouldn’t".
The first two books in the series – Fool Me Twice by Mandy Hubbard and Wish You Were...
Tue, 15/04/2014 - 09:35
Only a few days after insolvency proceedings at Weltbild were officially opened, administrator Arndt Geiwitz shocked the German book trade when he made public parts of the restructuring concept with which he wants to make the media company fit for prospective buyers.
In a first step, 580 employees out of the total 1,600 are being...