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...
Wed, 17/09/2014 - 17:54
Writers Zadie Smith, Lionel Shriver and Rose Tremain join Tessa Hadley and Francesca Rhydderch on an all-female shortlist for the BBC National Short Story Award 2014.
It is the second successive year in which the prize has featured an...
Wed, 17/09/2014 - 15:23
Amazon is said to be readying the release of a new, smaller and thinner Kindle device called the Kindle Voyage.
Engadget reports that some listings for the Kindle Voyage have been spotted on Amazon’s German and Japan online stores, with a future launch date of 4th...
Wed, 17/09/2014 - 14:25
Next week, residents of Scotland will have the opportunity—for the first time in more than 300 years—to decide whether to remain part of the United Kingdom or become an independent nation. The book business is not a disinterested party. A “Yes” vote will have implications for anyone working in the book sector and, as...
Wed, 17/09/2014 - 09:50
Sphere has bought a “painfully honest and unflinching” memoir by June Steenkamp about her daughter Reeva, who was killed by South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.
Adam Strange, publishing director non-fiction, bought world rights in all languages to Reeva, A Mother’s Story from Rebecca Winfield at David...
Wed, 17/09/2014 - 09:40
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released new proposals to enable a crackdown on tax treaty abuse by multinational companies such as Amazon and Google.
The Paris-based organisation has said the world’s largest economies should impose a “country by country” reporting regime on...
Wed, 17/09/2014 - 09:30
Ford has teamed up with Penguin Random House UK to release a voice-activated audio app of Roald Dahl stories.
The Roald Dahl app will be compatible with the Sync AppLink technology in Ford cars, which triggers activation of the voice app. Once in the car, a listener can open the app on their smart phone and connect it to...
Wed, 17/09/2014 - 09:20
F+W International will publish the backlist of its David & Charles imprint through a new print-on-demand partnership with Ingram.
The books will be released under a new imprint, D&C Heritage, with F+W International looking to resurrect titles going back to David & Charles' founding in 1961. The publisher focused on a...
Wed, 17/09/2014 - 09:10
Orion is teaming up with Bookomi to host a “buy-to-view” event to celebrate the release of Tim Minchin’s Storm.
The event, featuring Minchin at Soho House in Los Angeles, will be livestreamed to readers who pre-order a special launch paperback edition of the book from Bookomi’s shop.
Wed, 17/09/2014 - 09:00
As if French president François Hollande did not have enough problems, the Frankfurt Book Fair’s invitation for France to be guest of honour in 2017 is one more to add to the pile.
The invitation was issued in July 2013, but France has still not replied. Under pressure, the French Publishers Association (Syndicat National...