Thu, 02/12/2010 - 16:16
Booksellers in parts of the country suffered a dramatic drop in footfall this week as the UK was hit by unexpectedly early and harsh winter weather.
Disruption is expected to continue into the weekend, especially in Scotland and the north of England. David Thompson of Forum Books in Corbridge, Northumberland, said: "I had to dig my...
Thu, 02/12/2010 - 07:28
Independent academic publisher Continuum has reported a profit for the first time, in what chief executive Oliver Gadsby called “a transformational year”.
The company reported a 6.5 per cent growth in sales to £10.3m in the year to 30 June 2010, up from £9.7m last year, on which it generated a profit of £256...
Tue, 30/11/2010 - 23:59
Piccadilly Press has acquired two novels from journalist and teen fiction writer Caroline Green.
The thriller Cracks, along with its as-yet-unnamed sequel, are both set in "a disturbing dystopian future", and follow the tale of teenage protagonist Cal Conway as he discovers he exists in a deliberately-induced coma...
Tue, 30/11/2010 - 12:09
Faber is publishing an e-book app on the solar system in its first collaboration with digital publishers Touch Press.
The new venture was unveiled today at The Bookseller’s FutureBook Conference in London where Henry Volans, head of Faber Digital and Max Whitby, co-founder of Touch Press showcased their launch title, ...
Tue, 30/11/2010 - 09:28
Little, Brown has bought a new book by Gillian Tett, who was one of its bestselling authors with 2009's Fool's Gold, written about the banking crisis.
The new book, which is not yet titled, will see Tett expand her coverage from the financial world to a broader current affairs theme. It will look at how organisations...
Mon, 29/11/2010 - 15:35
Random House Children’s Books has restructured its fiction team, making two new appointments and promoting three team members.
Lauren Buckland and Ruth Knowles have both been promoted to commissioning editor, while Natalie Doherty becomes assistant editor. New hire Pete Matthews, who will join the team in January, has been...
Mon, 29/11/2010 - 15:31
Industry event Tools of Change for Publishing (TOC) is to host a one day conference at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair for the first time next year, focusing on digital and mobile technology.
The conference, a collaboration between the Italian book fair and event organisers O’Reilly Media, marks a second international...
Thu, 14/10/2010 - 06:37
Vintage Classics is to produce a one-off series of classic science fiction titles with illustrated 3D covers, each of which will be sold with an accompanying pair of 3D glasses.
The publisher hopes to ride the wave of interest in 3D art and entertainment that has been generated by recent 3D cinema releases “Avatar”, “...
Thu, 07/10/2010 - 07:00
Twelve independent literary publishers, including Tindall Street Press, Arcadia and Dedalus, have joined forces to lobby against the funding cuts anticipated as part of the government’s upcoming spending review.
Publishers involved in the initiative includes several other Arts Council-funded poetry and fiction publishers. The Arts...
Thu, 07/10/2010 - 06:55
E-book distributor OverDrive has hired a new director of business development to oversee its growth in Europe.
Johanna Brinton, who has worked within the digital media sector for several years, will manage OverDrive’s expanded EU publisher and retail and e-commerce businesses from a London base.
"Johanna brings to...