Thu, 21/03/2013 - 09:15
Waterstones has announced its latest Book Club picks, set to launch on 28th March, calling the list "our most eclectic and exciting selection to date".
Books from Michael Frayn, John Banville and Nell Freudenberger all feature in the promotion, with one title highlighted each week in stores across the country.
Thu, 21/03/2013 - 09:00
Biteback publishing has signed world rights to a biography of new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.
Meanwhile independent publisher Image Books is to publish a book of conversations with the new Pope.
Biteback's unauthorised biography, written by journalist and biographer James Mcintyre, will be published in September...
Wed, 20/03/2013 - 15:39
Two publishers have signed up books from Italy-based writer Charles Lambert.
Emlyn Rees of Exhibit A, Angry Robot's crime imprint, has signed world English rights in two novels via Isobel Dixon at the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency.
Lambert's first novel for Exhibit A is The View from the Tower, a...
Wed, 20/03/2013 - 14:41
Amazon has launched a “Send to Kindle” button for websites that will allow people to save content to be read later on their Kindle devices.
The service has been taken up by the Washington Post website and Time magazine, as well as blogs such as Boing Boing and WordPress.
Various apps such as...
Wed, 20/03/2013 - 08:45
A newly launched library website supported by Arts Council England and the Society of Chief Librarians has reported that 60% of people are not visiting their local libraries.
But the report has been criticised by library campaigner Desmond Clarke, who said it was "strange for the organisations behind this website to launch it...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 14:19
The Publishers Association (PA) has sought to reassure its members that they should not fall under the the remit of newly announced press regulations.
Richard Mollet, chief executive of the PA, said that although early proposals were “worryingly wide in scope”, the current amendments should ensure that the regulation does...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 09:30
HarperCollins has seen a series of people moves following the changes to its non-fiction divisions, announced in February.
Iain McGregor, formerly Collins publishing director, has left the company. Meanwhile Claire Round, formerly associate...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 09:15
English PEN director Jo Glanville has warned that publishers could be affected by the new Royal Charter on press regulation, saying "clarity is needed" from government on whom it applies to.
Politicians reached a deal on the reforms after more than 100 hours of talks, concluding that a Royal Charter would be set up with the...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 08:33
Quercus has signed a new two-book contract with Hilary Boyd [pictured], whose debut novel Thursdays in the Park topped the Kindle chart and was hailed as the first in a new “gran-lit” genre.
Jane Wood at Quercus bought world English language rights to two new novels from Laura Morris, with the first book, A...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 08:00
Classicist Natalie Haynes has turned her hand to novels, with Atlantic imprint Corvus set to publish her debut The Amber Fury.
Corvus editorial director Sara O’Keeffe bought British Commonwealth rights including Canada to the novel from Patrick Walsh at Conville and Walsh, in a hotly contested auction with three other...