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...
Thu, 17/04/2014 - 15:57
Waterstones is to open a new store in Ringwood, Hampshire, on Saturday (19th April).
It is the first time Waterstones has opened in a totally new location since the chain store was bought my Alexander Mamut from the HMV Group in May 2011.
It is also the first Waterstones to feature a coffee shop at the front of store....
Thu, 17/04/2014 - 15:36
Oxford University Press (OUP) has confirmed that 68 people have been made redundant from Nelson Thornes as a result of the final phase of job consultations.
The latest figures mean that altogether over 113 staff have been made redundant from the Cheltenham-based educational publisher as a result of its merger with OUP.
Thu, 17/04/2014 - 15:14
Samsung has today launched a new app created in partnership with Amazon, which will allow Galaxy device users to buy and read Amazon’s catalogue of books, magazines and newspapers.
Kindle for Samsung is available in 90 countries to people using the Galaxy S5 and other Galaxy devices using Android 4.0 and above.
Thu, 17/04/2014 - 12:27
A small frontlist and weak sales for its automotive manuals led to a revenue shortfall of 27% for Haynes’ UK business in the three months to the end of February, the company’s interim trading statement has shown.
Haynes Group’s total revenue was down by 7% in the three months to the end of February 2014 compared to...
Thu, 17/04/2014 - 12:06
On 23rd April as we in the UK celebrate World Book Night, the European Bureau of Libraries, Information & Document Associations (EBLIDA) and its UK off-shoot CILIP, are launching their “Right to E-Read” campaign, the central...
Thu, 17/04/2014 - 12:03
As publishing becomes more tech-oriented, does it become more masculine? It ain’t necessarily so, but the spectre was raised by Martha Lane Fox, digital entrepreneur, who was interviewed at the London Book Fair by Anna Rafferty. Lane Fox said that the tech community was heavily populated by men, telling a story that when she and her...
Thu, 17/04/2014 - 09:50
The bestselling author of the Adrian Mole books died on 10th April. Louise Moore, managing director of Michael Joseph, writes:
I first had contact with Susan Lillian Townsend in 1991 when she was writing The Queen And I. I was working as a (very) junior copyeditor for the great Geoffrey Strachan, Sue’s...
Thu, 17/04/2014 - 09:40
The European Commission (EC) is calling for the “complementary” use of Open Educational Resources as part of a transformation of Europe’s education systems, EC policy officer Ricardo Ferreira told the What Works? education conference at the London Book Fair last week. But research from Germany, presented at the same event,...
Thu, 17/04/2014 - 09:30
More than 6,000 children have written stories through World Book Day’s interactive tool Storycraft since the launch of the updated version on 6th March, WBD director Kirsten Grant has revealed.
Grant described Storycraft, which helps children to write stories and access advice...