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, 02/09/2014 - 11:38
What did you do this summer? I spent some of it with a cyborg cockroach. Not to mention some computing devices constructed entirely of Lego, a Nobel Prize-winning cosmologist, the head of the European Human Brain Project, the director of the NASA Ames Research Center, a group of scientists searching for extrasolar life, another group...
Tue, 02/09/2014 - 09:50
Global technology giant Samsung has been named as the Frankfurt Book Fair's “innovation partner”, set to put mobile reading at the heart of the fair....
The news of the partnership is designed to highlight “the convergence of mobile technology and the global publishing industry,” FBF said.
Tue, 02/09/2014 - 09:40
Memoirs dominate the longlist of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction, with the personal experiences of John Carey, Marion Coutts, Helen Macdonald, Henry Marsh, Jonathan Meades and Ben Watt making up six of the 15 chosen titles.
History is close behind with five titles on the longlist competing to win the £20,000 prize...
Tue, 02/09/2014 - 09:30
Two novels from Transworld imprints and a further two from Little, Brown have been shortlisted for the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards.
Paula Daly’s Keep Your Friends Close (Bantam), which reveals what happens when a marriage falls apart with fatal...
Tue, 02/09/2014 - 09:20
Pan Macmillan has acquired an “incredibly gripping psychological thriller” by debut novelist Aga Lesiewicz.
Fiction editorial director Trisha Jackson acquired world rights to Rebound in a pre-empt from Jane Gregory at Gregory & Company.
Rebound is about Anna Wright, a successful media...
Tue, 02/09/2014 - 09:10
Moshi Monsters creator Michael Acton Smith will be the keynote speaker at The Bookseller Children's Conference.
The founder and creative director of Mind Candy will address the conference to speak about what is and is not working in children's entertainment when...
Tue, 02/09/2014 - 09:00
Ian McEwan has said he is a “pathetic 'don’t know'” when it comes to the Scottish referendum, even though his wife, journalist Annalena McAfee, is in the pro-independence camp.
Speaking at a Guardian reader event for his new book The Children Act (Jonathan Cape) last night (1st September)...
Tue, 02/09/2014 - 08:55
Michael Palin will be appearing at a special event at the V&A Museum in London as part of the publicity campaign for the latest volume of his diaries, Travelling to Work: Diaries 1988 - 1998 (Weidenfeld & Nicolson).
Palin will also be taking part in a 21-date tour of the UK,...
Tue, 02/09/2014 - 08:50
Harvill Secker is to publish an illustrated edition of Haruki Murakami’s The Strange Library, marking the first time the book has been published in English.
The Strange Library will be published in hardback as a Christmas gift book (£12.99).
It will have specially designed text and illustrations...