Tue, 04/06/2013 - 07:30
The Turkish Publishers Association has called on the authorities to end the use of force against protestors in Istanbul and other cities.
The TPA said police had made "excessive" use of tear gas and water cannons, and claimed gas bombs had been thrown directly at people instead of into the air above them,...
Mon, 03/06/2013 - 15:07
Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson has criticised the media for a lack of review and feature coverage for children's books.
On her final day in the post, Donaldson criticised British print and broadcast journalists for not paying enough attention to children's literature, despite the high number of British children's...
Mon, 03/06/2013 - 14:12
The Penguin Random House merger could go ahead next month following its clearance without conditions by Chinese regulatory agency MOFCOM.
In an email to staff today (3rd June), Markus Dohle, chairman and chief executive of Random House, said he welcomed the latest clearance, adding: "We look forward to future publishing...
Mon, 03/06/2013 - 14:00
Penguin has appointed Layla West as the director of digital channels, a newly-created role responsible for running its websites, social media and podcasts.
West, who was previously head of Channel 4's E4.com, will report into Anna Rafferty, m.d. of Penguin Digital.
At E4.com, West shaped the creative direction of the site...
Mon, 03/06/2013 - 13:30
Members of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) have demanded a general meeting to debate a halt to the body's proposed rebrand.
A consultation launched on the proposed changes saw members requested for their...
Mon, 03/06/2013 - 12:22
Baileys has become the new sponsor for the Women's Prize for Fiction, with the cream liqueur brand entering into a three-year partnership with the prize.
The £30,000 prize will be known as the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction from 2014.
Kate Mosse, chair of the Women's Prize for Fiction board,...
Mon, 03/06/2013 - 12:21
Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company has signed the TV rights for Lauren Beukes novel The Shining Girls, published in the UK by HarperCollins.
The actor’s company Appian Way is working with film and television studio MRC to create the project. MRC has previously created House of Cards for online streaming...
Mon, 03/06/2013 - 09:47
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has decided not to intervene in library closures in Bolton and the Isle of Wight.
Library campaigners in the two areas had hoped that the Secretary of State would review both sets of closures and begin an inquiry, arguing that the closures meant the local authorities were failing to provide...
Mon, 03/06/2013 - 08:30
Barnes & Noble has vowed to fight for digital market share in the UK following a recent leap in content sales sparked by an aggressive price cut on the Nook Simple Touch.
Publishers have told The Bookseller content sales “took off overnight” when B&N slashed the price of its original e-reader from £...
Mon, 03/06/2013 - 08:15
Hodder is stepping up its online consumer engagement programme. Three new community hubs are planned while Hodder’s first site, Hodderscape, will relaunch next month.
Marketing director Jessica Killingley said the company was focusing on building a family of online hubs in order to better understand readers and deliver a space...