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...
Mon, 28/07/2014 - 16:13
The European Commission is to take "a few more weeks" to finalise its White Paper on the review of EU copyright rules because of "the great diversity of views among stakeholders", an EC spokesperson has said.
The statement to The Bookseller came following reports that the White Paper had been put on hold...
Mon, 28/07/2014 - 14:56
Self-published author Richard Veitch has been signed by Joanna Swainson at Hardman and Swainson following his trip to literary agencies around London with a mobile billboard advertising van promoting his books earlier this month.
Veitch, who writes...
Mon, 28/07/2014 - 10:00
Ion Trewin, literary director of the Booker Prize Foundation [pictured], has said "some flexibility" is required in the current year over longlist availability for the Man Booker prize.
Meanwhile Penguin has now agreed to...
Mon, 28/07/2014 - 09:50
Apple has acquired book analytics and recommendation company BookLamp in an estimated $10-15m deal.
The move could be seen as a bid to match Amazon in the book recommendations field; Amazon acquired Goodreads in April last year, and it is...
Mon, 28/07/2014 - 09:40
SAGE is launching its first video collections next spring, starting with three subject areas: education; media and communications; and counselling and psychotherapy. Further collections will follow until there is “a whole portfolio”, said Kiren Shoman, executive director, books editorial at SAGE.
The collections comprise...
Mon, 28/07/2014 - 09:30
Seven Stories bookshop and publisher Frances Lincoln are to release a list of 50 children’s books, published from the 1950s to the present day, that best represent cultural diversity.
On 13th October, Seven Stories will release Diverse Voices, which is aimed at exploring cultural diversity, either in terms of its story or the...
Mon, 28/07/2014 - 09:20
Nook has won market share in the UK over the past 12 months, the company has told The Bookseller.
Colin Eustace, general manager, international, said: “We are really happy with our performance and publishers are telling us we are gaining share in the UK market. We have seen double-digit growth in device sales and...
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...
Mon, 28/07/2014 - 09:00
Hodder is to publish a new biography of Thomas Cromwell, in the lead-up to the final instalment of Hilary Mantel’s prize-winning Tudor trilogy.
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII’s Most Faithful Servant (September, £25) has been written by historian Tracy Borman, chief executive of the Heritage...