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, 11/03/2014 - 16:20
Consultation has begun on more than 20 roles at Constable & Robinson as the independent publisher merges with Little, Brown.
The roles involved are understood to be mainly in sales, marketing and production. Constable & Robinson currently employs 41 people.
A Hachette spokesperson confirmed that "just over 20...
Tue, 11/03/2014 - 16:15
E-books by Sainsbury’s has sold the brand and social networking elements of e-book site Anobii to Italian publisher Monadadori for an undisclosed sum.
The supermarket bought a 64% majority stake in Anobii in June 2012 for just £1 from the...
Tue, 11/03/2014 - 15:10
Rolling Stone Keith Richards is to publish a picture book with illustrations by his daughter.
Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar will be published in September, simultaneously in the UK by Orion Children’s Books and in the US by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
The hardback edition...
Tue, 11/03/2014 - 13:08
A new study from Booktrust has shown that the UK is divided in terms of reading, with those who read less more likely to be male, under 30 and with lower levels of qualifications, happiness, and satisfaction in their lives.
Booktrust commissioned DJS Research to survey the reading habits of 1,500 adults in the UK. The results showed...
Tue, 11/03/2014 - 13:00
It wasn’t until 4 a.m., a mere five hours before we were to first open our doors to the public on Saturday 8th February, that I gave myself the luxury of taking a deep breath and looking around our newest shop to see what had been achieved.
Inevitable delays, long hours of labour, last-minute fixes and multiple blisters all...
Tue, 11/03/2014 - 12:48
A friend of mine often says that if you do not want to wait for someone to build a future you don’t like, you had better build one that suits you. Most publishers run their businesses with great focus and skill. Independent publishers have thrived in the Age of Attention and Abundance because we are intimate with our product, our...
Tue, 11/03/2014 - 09:50
US writer George Saunders has won the inaugural Folio Prize for his short story collection Tenth of December (Bloomsbury, £8.99, paperback).
Announcing the winner last night (March 10th) at a ceremony in London, chair of the judges Lavinia Greenlaw called Saunders’ stories “both artful and profound”....
Tue, 11/03/2014 - 09:45
The selection of George Saunders’ short story collection Tenth of December (Bloomsbury) as the winner of the Folio Prize should prove “a good thing for the health of the short story”, his UK editor Alexandra Pringle has said.
Saunders was announced as the winner of the inaugural £40,000 Folio Prize at...
Tue, 11/03/2014 - 09:42
Anne Rice is to publish a new novel this autumn about the vampire Lestat, the first book in a new series.
Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles will be published by Chatto & Windus in October and simultaneously in the US by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.
Rice revealed she had...