Wed, 20/08/2014 - 09:30
A live event with bestselling authors George R R Martin and Robin Hobb was last night (19th August) livestreamed to more than 5,000 people worldwide by Tesco's e-book service, blinkbox books.
The retailer is moving into the events space, sponsoring the event at the Freemasons' Hall in London, and currently selling tickets for...
Wed, 20/08/2014 - 09:00
Faber will publish Seamus Heaney's new selected poems, covering the second half of the late poet's career.
New Selected Poems 1988 – 2013 will be published in November 2014 in demy hardback, priced at £18.99.
It will provide an accompaniment to New Selected Poems 1966 – 1987,...
Tue, 19/08/2014 - 09:00
A bookshop thought to be the most remote in the UK mainland has come on the market as its owners of more than 30 years look to retire.
Achins Book Shop and Coffee Shop is situated down a three-and-half-mile single track, away from the village of Lochinver in the Scottish Highlands, more than a hundred miles from Inverness.
Mon, 18/08/2014 - 10:00
Will Atkinson has outlined practical steps for Atlantic Books to return to profitability following his appointment as m.d. and publisher, describing its 2012 results – which saw a £5.1m loss on a turnover of £6m – as "...
Fri, 15/08/2014 - 15:09
Liverpool Council has approved plans to close up to 11 libraries.
The closure plans were given the green light at a cabinet meeting this morning (15th August), and will now go forward to a four week public consultation. Opposition councillors have already called in the decision for scrunity by the council's cultural select...
Fri, 15/08/2014 - 13:11
Amazon Publishing's Thomas & Mercer imprint has acquired the first solo thriller by Louise Voss.
Emilie Marneur, senior acquisitions editor, signed world rights in The Venus Trap from Sam Copeland of Rogers, Coleridge and White.
The psychological thriller revolves around a woman who is held captive in her...
Thu, 14/08/2014 - 13:19
Illustrator Paul Kidby will be giving away copies of a print showing his design for one of London's BookBenches, in an event sponsored by online retailer The Great British Book Shop.
The Great British Bookshop sponsored one of the benches under the...
Thu, 14/08/2014 - 13:00
HarperCollins has signed a book exploring the golden age of crime writing by author Martin Edwards.
World rights in The Golden Age of Murder: Solving the Mysteries of the Writers Who Invented the Modern Detective Story were signed in a deal with James Wills of Watson, Little.
The book will be a "real-life...
Thu, 14/08/2014 - 12:56
Amazon has released a new device for local businesses to take credit and debit card transactions.
The Local Register is made up of a card reader that attaches to a phone or tablet along with an app that can be used to take payments. Amazon will take a 2.5% cut from transactions from next year, but is offering a rate of 1.75% to early...
Thu, 14/08/2014 - 09:15
Sheffield-based independent publisher Vertebrate Publishing is marking its tenth anniversary by expanding its digital list.
Vertebrate, which specialises in outdoor titles such as climbing and hiking guides, first began publishing in August 2004 with Dark Peak Mountain Biking. It has expanded over the past decade with a range...