Fri, 02/11/2012 - 09:00
Universal shock at the news on Monday (29th October) of a merger between Penguin and Random House - the most fundamental shift in the UK trade publishing landscape for a decade - is giving way to starkly polarised reactions within the trade.
The big publishers declined to comment, amid concern that the deal could prompt a wave of...
Fri, 10/08/2012 - 09:21
Waterstones and the Society of Authors are “engaged in dialogue” to draw up a list of guidelines for authors on how to conduct bookshop events. The move follows a furore over a new policy at the bookselling chain, which has led to some...
Fri, 20/07/2012 - 09:55
Authors and their representatives have warned that books are being devalued to the point of "disaster", following news this week that Sony and Amazon are selling selected e-books, including frontlist titles, for just 20p.
Novels including Peter James' Perfect Strangers and Man Booker Prize-winner Alan...
Fri, 25/05/2012 - 09:00
Society of Authors chair Lindsey Davis has expressed concern over the dominance of the Kindle, following news of the Amazon/Waterstones link-up.
"What worries me is that Kindle is becoming the Hoover of e-readers. It's the only one people talk about," she told The Bookseller.
"A lot of authors are...
Thu, 21/07/2011 - 09:45
The Society of Authors is the latest organisation to argue that the merger of Amazon with The Book Depository could lead to “unhealthy domination” of one company over the bookselling market.
In its submission to the Office of Fair Trading, the society said it was important to maintain a wide and varied range of outlets...