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...
Fri, 07/03/2014 - 16:45
There has been a mixed responses from children's publishers to a campaign encouraging them to drop designating books as either for boys or for girls, with Usborne saying it is dropping such designations, but Michael O Mara describing it as "a fact of life" that parents shop according to gender.
Fri, 07/03/2014 - 16:40
Gollancz is to drop the price of e-books of six of its 2014 debut novels to £1.99 over publication.
Digital publisher Darren Nash said the company was “so confident” that all Gollancz’s debuts were “wonderful new talents” that “we’re prepared to put our money where our mouth is and make...
Fri, 07/03/2014 - 15:15
Man Booker shortlisted Jim Crace is one of eight recipients of this year’s $150,000 Windham Campbell Literature Prizes.
The eight winners, from seven countries, receive the generous awards in recognition of their achievements and to support their work.
Also winning are novelists Nadeem Aslam, author of The Blind Man...
Fri, 07/03/2014 - 15:01
Way back in 2005 when the current owners of the Chorleywood Bookshop met one day in the street, Sheryl Shurville, then a co-owner of the bookshop, said to Morag Watkins, then a manager in the local library, "do you think we could stage a Literary Festival in Chorleywood"? Instant agreement saw the birth of the first Chorleywood...
Fri, 07/03/2014 - 10:00
The longlist for this year’s Independent Foreign Fiction Prize “reveals a fictional eco-system of staggering diversity”, according to the Independent's Boyd Tonkin.
Announcing the longlist on the newspaper’s...
Fri, 07/03/2014 - 09:30
Independent booksellers’ businesses may be more vulnerable to the adverse economic impact of an independent Scotland than chain retailers, should the referendum see a Yes vote.
A major concern for the trade if Scotland becomes independent after the referendum on 18th September would be the possibility of it losing the...
Fri, 07/03/2014 - 09:10
Six debut novelists will compete against writers at the “top of their form” on the longlist for this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction [full longlist below].
Former Women’s Prize winners Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Half of a Yellow Sun, 2007) and Suzanne Berne (A Crime in the...
Fri, 07/03/2014 - 09:00
HarperCollins is working on a “clearer consumer proposition” for bundling e-books and print titles before further rolling out the offer it recently trialled at bookshop chain Foyles.
The publisher has told The Bookseller it believes bundling e-books with print books could become “a much more scalable idea...
Fri, 07/03/2014 - 08:50
Aitken Alexander m.d. Andrew Kidd, the founder of The Folio Prize, which makes its inaugural award on Monday (10th March), has told The Bookseller that literary prizes are "not territorial" and that the "positioning of one prize to another is irrelevant."
In a question-and-answer feature in today's (...