Mon, 03/06/2013 - 07:00
London's largest children's bookshop, The Golden Treasury, is looking for a buyer, as current owner Sue Foster looks to retirement.
Foster started the shop based in Southfields, south west London, in 1995 from a small rental unit. She expanded the business four years later, and purchased the freehold of an adjacent property....
Sat, 01/06/2013 - 12:06
The audiobook of Ian Rankin's Standing in Another Man's Grave, read by James MacPherson (Orion Audio), has won Audible's Sounds of Crime Award for best crime audiobook at the CrimeFest 2013 Awards. The winning author and reader share the £1,000 prize.
Meanwhile Ruth Dudley Edwards won the Goldsboro Last...
Fri, 31/05/2013 - 23:01
The Commonwealth Book Prize has been won by UK debut author Lisa O'Donnell, while the Short Story Prize has been awarded to two joint winners.
The prizes-£10,000 for the Book Prize, and £2,500 to each of the Short Story Prize winners-were presented at the Hay Festival this evening [31st May] by author John le...
Fri, 31/05/2013 - 14:22
The founders of book recommendation site Lovereading have said they are “baffled and shocked” by Amazon’s decision to terminate its affiliate programme linking titles to the Amazon website.
Louise Weir and Peter Crawshaw, co-founders of Lovereading, have displayed links to Amazon for the past five years without...
Fri, 31/05/2013 - 13:46
Publishers have been hit by the troubles at MPG Printgroup, reported to be entering administration next week. Chief executive Tony Chard is believed to have told staff in a letter that wages cannot be paid after today (31st May). The office at Biddles, MPG...
Fri, 31/05/2013 - 11:45
England footballer Frank Lampard has become a champion of The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge, encouraging more boys to read for pleasure.
The Chelsea striker releases his first book Frankie’s Magic Football: Frankie vs the Pirate Pillagers (Little, Brown) in June, and the book has already been...
Fri, 31/05/2013 - 09:30
Publishing should expect the same profound shake-up experienced by the games industry over the next five years, HarperCollins group strategy and digital director Nick Perrett has said.
Perrett was the opening speaker at the FutureBook Innovation Workshop held in London's Brick Lane yesterday (30th May). Both major publishers and...
Fri, 31/05/2013 - 09:20
Fifty per cent of first-week UK sales for Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed were digital, according to Bloomsbury.
Ten thousand copies were sold in each format, the publisher said.
UK marketing and publicity director Katie Bond said: “Crime and romance are traditionally the leading e-book genres...
Fri, 31/05/2013 - 09:15
Penguin division Michael Joseph has signed the first cookbook from Britain’s youngest head chef, Luke Thomas.
Lindsey Evans signed world rights for the title, provisionally called Retro Feasts, from Borra Garson at Deborah McKenna.
Thomas, who is just 19 years old, is currently running the kitchen at Luke...
Fri, 31/05/2013 - 09:10
Some children’s publishers and agents have welcomed the launch of Amazon’s new platform for the commercial sale of fan fiction, Kindle Worlds.
Amazon Publishing has obtained licenses in the Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and Vampire Diaries series from Warner Bros Television Group’s Alloy Entertainment, through...