Wed, 22/05/2013 - 14:00
Amazon Publishing has announced the imminent launch of Kindle Worlds [www.amazon.com/kindleworlds] a commercial publishing platform enabling fan fiction to be sold online.
Amazon has obtained licenses from Warner Bros Television Group's Alloy Entertainment division for Cecily von Ziegesar's Gossip Girl series, Sarah Shepard...
Mon, 20/05/2013 - 14:41
If last year’s erotica boom has taught the publishing industry anything it is that the old cliché is true—sex really does sell. Something that publishers will be hoping stays true for this year too, with New Adult the latest sexy genre getting publishers excited.
So, what is New Adult? Well it is often billed as...
Mon, 20/05/2013 - 09:20
The Argentine government’s economic protectionism is thwarting the growth of e-book sales, experts at the La Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires, have said.
The 39th edition of Buenos Aires fair—one of the most important in the Spanish-speaking world which ended on the 13th May—was attended by a total of 1...
Tue, 30/04/2013 - 15:30
Barnes & Noble is offering the Nook Simple Touch e-reader for £29 for a limited period in an attempt to boost its UK footprint.
The price point, down from £79, beats the Amazon Kindle and Kobo equivalent by around £20-30, and will be offered through all partner retailers including Foyles, Blackwell's, John...
Mon, 29/04/2013 - 09:50
Simon & Schuster is the latest publisher in the UK to introduce a refined agency model for e-books on Amazon.co.uk.
The publisher came to an agreement with Amazon UK late last week after negotiations with the company. This morning (29th April) S&S UK’s e-book prices on the Amazon website are no longer followed with the...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 12:17
An Australian bookseller is calling on customers to dump their Kindles in a bin as part of a 'Kindle Amnesty'.
Pages & Pages in Sydney, run by the Australian Booksellers Association president Jon Page, said it will give customers a $50 gift voucher when they buy an e-reader from his shop and at the same time as dumping...
Tue, 16/04/2013 - 11:55
New entrants to the UK e-book market buy more books, but tend to buy more from Amazon, even for print. The number of UK digital book buyers crossed the eight million threshold for the first time; but the percentage growth for first-time entrants to the e-book market is slowing.
Those were some of the highlights of “...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 09:24
Canongate has seen steep rises in profits and turnover for the year ended 31st December 2012, with publisher and m.d. Jamie Byng describing the upturn as “hugely rewarding”.
In 2012 the company had a turnover of more than £9.6m, a rise of £1.9m (25%) on 2011’s turnover, adjusted for the sale of its 70%...
Thu, 11/04/2013 - 08:00
West Wales-based publisher Y Lofla has attacked Amazon over the unavailability of Welsh-language books on Kindle, according to Welsh media reports.
The online retailer's Kindle platform does not support Welsh-language books, and the...
Wed, 03/04/2013 - 16:00
HarperCollins and Hachette UK are the first UK publishers to introduce a refined agency model with Amazon.co.uk.
The online giant removed the text indicating that HC and Hachette UK's e-book prices were "set by publisher” today after concluding negotiations with the publishers following the European Commission ruling...