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, 21/05/2013 - 09:47
Waterstones has begun a company-wide consultation with around 560 management-level staff as it prepares for a restructure set to put more emphasis on traditional shop floor bookselling.
Staff were told last night (20th May) in an email communication from Waterstones managing director James Daunt that those holding the positions of...
Tue, 21/05/2013 - 09:20
Publishers Association c.e.o. Richard Mollet has called on the government to reverse its copyright policy, saying that the rest of Europe is "incredulous" at its attitude.
Speaking today (21st May) at the Westminster Media Forum's seminar "Publishing 2013 consolidation, e-lending and adding value to e-books...
Tue, 21/05/2013 - 09:10
Bloomsbury has reported an "excellent performance" for the year ended 28th February, with an increase in profit before tax of 16% to £9.8m for the year, with e-book sales jumping by 61% to £9.1m over the period.
The publisher also reported a slight increase in turnover, up 1% to £98.5m, compared to £...
Tue, 21/05/2013 - 09:00
Dutch writer Gerbrand Bakker has won this year's £10,000 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize with his novel The Detour, published by Harvill Secker.
It is the author's second major literary prize win; his previous novel, The Twin, won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2010.
Bakker will share the...
Tue, 21/05/2013 - 08:30
A new Wales-based children's publisher, Firefly Press, is launching at the Hay Festival on 1st June.
Firefly, based in Cardiff and Aberystwyth, has plans to publish fiction titles for children aged 5 and up, including young adult, written in English. Editor Janet Thomas said: "We aim to publish the best in storytelling,...
Mon, 20/05/2013 - 16:18
Little, Brown's Blackfriars digital-only imprint will publish a novel created by authors including Joe Dunthorne and Lisa Jewell as part of the Southbank Centre's Festival of Neighbourhood.
On 1st June, novelist Stella Duffy will kick-start the Southbank Centre's game of Exquisite Corpse: Or, How Not to Kill Your...
Mon, 20/05/2013 - 14:08
Bestselling author Dan Brown has told BBC Breakfast he gets "kicked around" by UK critics more than those in other countries.
Speaking this morning (20th May) during his first appearance to support the publication of his latest book, Inferno, Brown said he always sets out to "write the book that I would want...
Mon, 20/05/2013 - 09:20
The Argentine government’s economic protectionism is thwarting the growth of e-book sales, experts at the La Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires, have said.
The 39th edition of Buenos Aires fair—one of the most important in the Spanish-speaking world which ended on the 13th May—was attended by a total of 1...
Mon, 20/05/2013 - 08:45
Salman Rushdie and Jenni Fagan are among the authors shortlisted for the £10,000 James Tait Black biography and fiction awards. The shortlist for the newly created drama category is to be announced later this month.
Contenders for the fiction prize are Scottish author Fagan's The Panopticon (Windmill Books), about a...