Fri, 14/12/2012 - 05:30
Children's character Captain Pugwash is hitting the high seas of digital for the first time, with Aurum Press and Frances Lincoln publishing the seafaring John Ryan titles for the first time in full-colour e-book format.
The first title, Captain Pugwash, will be released on 20th December, available across...
Thu, 06/01/2011 - 14:25
Faber will repackage all of Michael Dibdin’s back-catalogue Aurelio Zen crime novels as B-format paperbacks in March, following the publication of three of them in a TV tie-in in January.
Dibdin, who died in 2007, wrote 11 novels in the series, starting with Ratkind in 1988 and finishing with End Games in 2007,...
Mon, 20/12/2010 - 08:51
Snowy disruption continued in Scotland this week as the country’s road network stuttered and in some locations stopped altogether.
Retailers reacted by putting notices on their websites about slower than normal deliveries and earlier this week both Tesco and Sainsbury’s stopped taking orders on their websites from shoppers...
Tue, 14/12/2010 - 14:32
Retail sales are running a week behind last year with shops across the country having to play catch up on lost sales, according to market research consultancy Synovate.
Last week saw a mild recovery on UK high streets as more shoppers headed for the stores, although numbers were still behind the comparable week in 2009. The deficit, year...
Tue, 14/12/2010 - 14:20
Simon & Schuster has bought world English rights to a debut novel about the friendship between Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert.
Jessica Leeke of Simon & Schuster UK and Anjali Singh of Simon & Schuster US paid a high five-figure sum for rights to The Twelve Rooms Of The Nile by Enid Shomer. The deal was...
Tue, 14/12/2010 - 09:30
Curtis Brown Creative is launching the first creative writing school to be run by a literary agency.
The course will run in Curtis Brown's offices for three months, from 5th May to July 21st. Fifteen students will be selected in March on the basis of a synopsis and 3,000 words of a novel in progress.
Anna Davis, five-times...
Tue, 14/12/2010 - 09:25
Titan has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to publish US author Jack Campbell’s fantasy Lost Fleet novels.
The six-strong series charts the adventures of the stranded Alliance fleet as it retreats across an enemy star system under the command of Captain John "Black Jack" Geary.
Titan will launch with ...
Mon, 13/12/2010 - 14:45
Dr Seuss, Winnie the Pooh and a prequel to The Great Hamster Massacre are among the stories in the World Book Day 2011 £1 flipbooks.
Each of the flipbooks will be age-ranged and will contain stories by two different authors with brand new work from Betty G Birney, Philip Reeve and Ali Sparkes, among others. Katie Davies...
Thu, 13/05/2010 - 16:00
Bookselling should be a simple business really. Get the right space, ensure that you have the right books in stock and then, more or less, sit back. That, or a version of it, has been the modus operandi adopted by those operating in the sector pretty much since the 19th century, and as a model it proved perfectly satisfactory until...
Fri, 27/03/2009 - 14:26
When times are tough, is there any point investing in store design?
There is an argument that bookshops in particular are insulated from the dictates of retail design fashion and that as long as you have the right stock on the shelves and the right staff to sell it, all will be well.
Yet to judge by the actions of...