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, 30/09/2014 - 17:31
Lionel Shriver has won the BBC National Short Story Award 2014 for her story “Kilifi Creek”, with Zadie Smith the runner-up.
Shriver – author of We Need to Talk about Kevin (Serpent's Tail) - was awarded the £15,000 prize at a ceremony held in the BBC’s Radio Theatre in London this evening (...
Tue, 30/09/2014 - 17:22
Kei Miller has won The Forward Prize for Best Collection for The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion (Carcanet).
Miller was awarded the £10,000 prize at a ceremony this evening (Tuesday, 30th September) at the Southbank Centre, London, with poets reading from the shortlisted collections together with actors Samuel...
Tue, 30/09/2014 - 17:00
Book trade figures including publisher Alexandra Pringle (pictured), agent Caroline Michel and publicist Fiona McMorrough have made GQ’s list of The 100 Most Connected Women.
GQ said the top 100, which it...
Tue, 30/09/2014 - 15:58
David Walliams easily romped to the number one spot on the UK Official Top 50 in the strongest week of sales for booksellers since 2013.
Walliams' Awful Auntie (HarperCollins) shifted an impressive 49,086 units last week through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market outpacing the next bestselling book...
Tue, 30/09/2014 - 14:24
Emma Lowe is to join The Bookseller as head of publisher relations. Lowe is currently general manager at author services company Authoright. Prior to that she spent 13 years at London Book Fair, latterly as head of sales.
Bookseller Group publisher and chief executive Nigel Roby said the appointment recognised...
Tue, 30/09/2014 - 11:30
Controversy-dogged former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, retired Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas and Olympic gold-medallist Nicole Cooke are among those who have been longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014.
Tyson is longlisted for his "no-holds-barred" autobiography Undisputed Truth...
Tue, 30/09/2014 - 10:00
The German politician nominated as the new digital economy and society Commissioner of the European Union (EU) has vowed to start work right away on drafting a new EU copyright law, calling existing legislation "out of date".
Günther Oettinger, who is currently EU energy commissioner, told MEPs at a European Parliament...
Tue, 30/09/2014 - 09:50
Crime writer Harlan Coben has signed a four-book deal with Cornerstone’s Century and Arrow imprints, moving to the Penguin Random House division from Orion.
Susan Sandon, m.d. of Cornerstone, and Selina Walker, publisher of Century and Arrow, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to the four books from Lisa...
Tue, 30/09/2014 - 09:40
The Perseus Books Group and 400 other independent publishers have reportedly agreed new e-book terms with Amazon in the US.
Publishers Weekly has reported that the publisher and 400 indie presses which use its Constellation e-book distribution service have reached...