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...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 17:26
Keith Smith from Warwick and Kenilworth Bookshops has criticised HMRC and the government for allowing Amazon to pay a tiny amount of corporation tax in the UK in comparison to its UK sales.
The comment came after a barrage of media reports...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 15:08
Orange Prize-winner Ann Patchett has warned that authors who decide to shun traditional publishing deals and instead use self-publishing channels to “cut out the middle man” are turning their back on vital publishing services they really need.
Patchett, who has been published in the UK by Bloomsbury and HarperCollins, has...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 12:23
The Rupert Heath Literary Agency and the Elise Dillsworth Agency are forming an alliance, with Rupert Heath to provide foreign rights, promotional and administrative services to Dillsworth.
The two agencies will share skills and expertise, working together, but Dillsworth will continue to run her agency under her own name.
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 09:48
Universities minister David Willetts this week praised the “genuine added value” of the academic publishing industry during a session of intense questioning from the House of Commons business, innovation and skills (BIS) committee as it probed the implications of the government’s Open Access policy. However, he said non-...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 09:46
Jenny Colgan's Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams (Sphere) has been named Romantic Novel of the Year at this year's Romantic Novelists' Association awards.
Meanwhile, the RNA's Joan Hessayon Award, which celebrates the best in new writing, was won by Liesel Schwartz for A Conspiracy of...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 09:44
Simon Spanton has been promoted to the role of associate publisher at Gollancz, with the imprint undergoing a "significant structural reorganisation" of its editorial team.
Spanton will take on particular responsibility for Gollancz' social media and community engagement and for innovative acquisitions, as well as...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 09:42
Submissions are now being accepted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize, which is to be re-launched in 2014. FMcM associates, who recently launched The Folio Prize, will take over the PR for the re-launch and administration of the Wellcome Trust Book Prize, which is given to a book of fiction or non-fiction centred around a medical theme....
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 09:40
A “strong and diverse” shortlist for the Goldsboro Books and Historical Writers Association debut historical fiction prize 2013 has been revealed.
Judges have already predicted a hard-fought contest between titles to claim the final prize, with Goldsboro Books owner David Headley saying “picking a winner will be...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 09:38
Irvine Welsh, Tariq Ali and Cory Doctorow will be among the speakers at this year's Stoke Newington Literary Festival in east London, with the inaugural Mary Wollstonecraft Lecture to feature Caitlin Moran and Suzanne Moore discussing modern feminism.
The festival, now in its fourth year, will run from 3rd to 9th June.