Mon, 13/05/2013 - 09:55
Chinese publishing houses, long frustrated by the sale of pirated books in the country, have vociferously attacked e-tailers that offered thousands of free downloads for encouraging breaches of copyright.
The controversy was spurred by a three-day campaign by China’s largest e-book store Dangdang from 17th April, in which it...
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 09:00
Swedish husband-and-wife crime writing duo Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril, who write together under the name Lars Kepler, have launched a literary agency with publishing group Bonnierförlagen.
The venture will be headed up by Head of Zeus rights director Elisabet Brännström.
The Stockholm-based joint...
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 08:30
Egmont plans “major” campaigns, including TV advertising, for two summer titles from Lemony Snicket and Barry Loser.
The paperback edition of Who Could That be at This Hour?, the first title in the new Lemony Snicket series, is being backed by TV ads which will run for a month on the Cartoon Network. The ads will...
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 08:15
Parragon has expanded its Little Learners series, releasing digital products for the first time.
The new lines include a free Play and Learn app, which is available for iOS and Android platforms, and has garnered more than 12,000 downloads per day, according to the publisher. Parragon’s Little Learners Sing Along e-book, priced...
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 08:00
Pan Macmillan is ready to unleash the spoils of its battle for publishing rights in Creative Assembly and SEGA’s bestselling game franchise, Total War.
The publisher won world rights in four titles in a joint deal with US sister company, Thomas Dunne Books, in October last year, beating competition from eight other houses. It...
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 07:30
Bloomsbury and the National Archives are to continue their partnership publishing children’s fiction and non-fiction titles, with four more planned for the next year.
Two titles that look at the Great Fire of London will be published on 12th September—non-fiction Great Fire of London Unclassified (£10.99...
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 07:00
The British Museum Press is publishing a book about the history of homosexuality to tie-in with this summer’s Gay Pride.
A Little Gay History: Desire and Diversity Around the World (10th June, £9.99 paperback), draws on 40 objects, ranging from ancient Egyptian papyri to images by modern artists, including David...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 15:29
Waterstones has said it will be the first retailer to go on sale with signed copies of Dan Brown's new novel Inferno on publication next Tuesday (14th May).
The chain's flagship Piccadilly store will open at 8am on the day of publication with 200 signed copies to sell on a first-come, first basis to customers, who will only be...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 12:05
Endeavour Press has rushed out an e-book on the topic of which players would make up Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson’s "ultimate team" over the course of his 26 years in charge at the club.
The e-book, written by sorts journalist Andrew Kirby and priced at £1.99, has been published today through Amazon....
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 10:12
The Reading Agency is launching its first ever roadshow in Wales for children’s publishers, librarians and writers.
The event will be held at Cardiff Central Library on 12th June, hosted by Cardiff Council and with Bertram Library Services sponsoring the day.
Bloomsbury, Macmillan, Curious Fox, Frances Lincoln, Abrams...