Thu, 16/05/2013 - 10:30
The Do Book Company, a new independent publishing house based in Shoreditch, has launched its first five titles, in print and digital format. The books are written by speakers from the Do Lectures, an annual four-day ideas conference held in West Wales, whose speakers have included Tim Berners-Lee and Kickstarter chief executive, Perry Chen...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 08:30
Penguin and Granta each have two titles on this year's Fiction Uncovered list, with Kobo partnering with the promotion for the first time.
The promotion celebrates British fiction writers and was launched in October 2010. The Village by Nikita Lalwanit (Viking), The Colour of Milk by Nell Leyshon (Fig Tree), ...
Wed, 08/05/2013 - 09:00
Sainsbury's and Amazon have joined the list of the partners for this year's Fiction Uncovered, which already includes Foyles, Kobo and Nudge.
Fiction Uncovered, now in its third year, promotes eight living British writers of any age who have already published at least one novel or short story collection. This year's list...
Thu, 02/05/2013 - 09:30
Kobo is to air its first UK TV commercial from 13th May.
The advertisement—on digital TV multichannels including Sky—features Kobo readers so immersed in their reading that they ignore everything going on around them, and carries the tagline "For those who love reading above all else."
The campaign, which...
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...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 09:16
Publishers have praised Kobo’s determination to win market share in the UK and other territories, hailing the decision to launch a luxury e-reader at LBF as a “clever move”.
The Kobo Aura has a 30% larger HD e-ink screen, with special contours for comfortable reading, and is priced at £139.99. The launch...
Thu, 18/04/2013 - 14:55
This year’s London Book Fair was back to its ebullient and buzzy best with great displays of confidence from the likes of Hachette, Random House, Granta, Canongate and Kobo.
Yet, behind the plumage this was also a fair wracked with nerves; one at which Amazon was a looming presence despite its almost complete absence from the...
Tue, 16/04/2013 - 09:20
Kobo is to spend three times more this year than last on a global marketing campaign, defining its image as the “digital reading company for avid book readers”. The company also launched a device described as "the Porsche of e-readers" at LBF last night (15th April).
TV adverts will begin in the UK on 29th April...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 12:00
Staff at independent publishers have seen increases in pay and benefits over the last three years, according to the IPG's most recent salary survey.
The survey, conducted in February and March with 72 IPG companies contributing data, showed that two out of every five IPG member directors were paid in the £60,000-plus range,...
Thu, 11/04/2013 - 10:16
Book sales at W H Smith dropped 6% like-for-like in the six months to 28th February, according to the company's latest half-yearly financial results. However its range of Kobo e-readers and accessories saw a "strong performance", the company said.
W H Smith Group profit-before-tax increased 5% to £69m, even though...