Wed, 04/04/2012 - 08:30
The Big Green Bookshop in Wood Green, London, is to have its own "writer in residence".
Author Ellie Levenson will be "in residence" on Tuesday mornings from 12th April, running workshops for writers and offering any advice they need. Simon Key, co-owner of the bookshop, said: “This residency will be a...
Tue, 27/03/2012 - 11:40
Quercus has paid a six-figure sum for two books by debut novelist Paul Lynch, beating off five other publishers in a six-way auction.
Editor-in-chief Jon Riley bought UK and Commonwealth rights in the two novels through Ivan Mulcahy at Mulcahy Conway Associates. The first book, Red Sky in Morning, will be published in spring...
Wed, 21/03/2012 - 15:01
The Booksellers Association is calling for publishers to nominate titles for the Independent Booksellers' Week Book Award 2012.
The IBW Book Award is the only award chosen by UK independent booksellers and their customers, giving publishers what the BA calls a “prime opportunity to promote key titles into the...
Tue, 20/03/2012 - 12:44
The four-day Paris Book Fair closed on Monday (19th March) with a pledge made to defend independent bookshops, as visitor numbers were up 5% on last year to some 190,000.
Culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand and the French Booksellers Association (Syndicat de la Librairie Française, SLF) endorsed a series of...
Mon, 19/03/2012 - 07:55
After a week of media speculation that independent Canadian bookseller Nicholas Hoare would be closing the doors of his namesake stores in Ottawa and Montreal, it has been confirmed that both locations will be shutting down, largely due to huge rent increases.
Operations will continue at the flagship store in Toronto, but the branch...
Fri, 16/03/2012 - 10:46
When we first started publishing six years ago, the price of a standard B format paperback was £7.99. Now it’s, well, £7.99. ‘Books aren’t commodities!’ is the plaintive cry we hear so often. Apparently not, for we all know what’s happened to commodity prices over the past six years, despite a...
Fri, 09/03/2012 - 09:47
Constable & Robinson won a hat-trick of awards at the Independent Publishers Guild Awards last night (8th March), scooping the IPG Independent Publisher of the Year, The Bookseller Trade Publisher of the Year and the Ingram Digital Publishing Award, with children’s digital specialist Nosy Crow also winning...
Thu, 08/03/2012 - 15:30
Waterstones' m.d. James Daunt has told independent publishers that the “promised land” of a new Waterstones will be delivered by Christmas 2012. He said the bookseller was investing "an extraordinary amount of money" developing its digital e-reader and that it would begin the overhaul of its website in the summer....
Thu, 01/03/2012 - 10:00
The Booksellers Association is in “advanced” talks with two companies over an e-book platform that would provide independent bookshops with a way into the growing e-book market.
BA c.e.o. Tim Godfray revealed the plans at the Independent Booksellers Forum (IBF) in Edinburgh, which was held this week. Godfray said the BA...
Wed, 29/02/2012 - 10:58
Ragged Bears Publishing has entered into administration due to the "difficult" foreign rights market, with the publisher's original parent company, Ragged Bears Ltd, to "take back the responsibilities and commitments of Ragged Bears Publishing Ltd".
Ragged Bears Publishing appointed The Frost Group in...