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, 22/08/2014 - 15:00
If we are learning anything from the Amazon/Hachette spat, it is about how divided the global community of authors (inasmuch as there is such a thing) has become. The schism is between the comparatively tiny percentage of successful, published “legacy” authors (Authors United) and the great, largely submerged rump of “...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 12:42
Titan Books is to publish a collection of 21 original stories from authors including Gillian Flynn and Neil Gaiman, which will also feature a new Game of Thrones tale by George R R Martin.
The book, titled Rogues, will be edited by Martin together with Gardener Dozois, founding editor of The Year's Best Science Fiction...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 12:18
Crime writer Val McDermid, who is planning to vote in favour of Scottish independence, has said she hopes the country takes “courage in our hands” and votes "yes" in the referendum on 18th September.
Writing in the...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:50
Amazon has started selling physical books in Brazil for the first time, almost two years after the launch of its digital bookselling business in the country.
The retailer opened a Kindle store in the Latin American country in December 2012,...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:40
This year's FutureBook Innovation Awards will be bigger than ever, with new categories reflecting the changing landscape of digital publishing.
Entries for the awards are now open, with awards for best digital books in fiction, non-fiction and children's,...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:30
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has told The Bookseller it hopes Amazon and Hachette Book Group (HBG) can “reach an agreement which supports the growth of the publishing industry”.
The two companies have been locked in a dispute over terms, which...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:20
HarperVoyager has signed 15 full-length novels from mostly unagented writers, gathered in a two-week open submissions process.
The books were chosen from more than 5,000 entries submitted back in October 2012, when the imprint, HarperCollins' sci-fi and fantasy list,...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:10
An “impactful” UK publicity campaign for Ian McEwan’s forthcoming novel The Children Act (Jonathan Cape) will include a BBC Radio 4 "Today" interview on 1st September and two-week serialisation as the channel's "Book at Bedtime". A "dramatic" online trailer will also be released....
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:00
“Serious content restrictions” at Amazon’s fan fiction platform Kindle Worlds could be a reason why people are not creating as many works on the platform as elsewhere, a new study by Georgetown law professor Rebecca Tushnet said.
However Jeff Belle, v.p. of Amazon Publishing, has described early response to the site...