Thu, 31/07/2014 - 12:41
The second branch of Waterstones' iconic London Hatchards bookstore will open in St Pancras station tomorrow (1st August).
An exclusive preview look inside the store ahead of its opening to the public revealed a modern, stylish twist on the 217-year-old Hatchards identity, with customers welcomed with a neon sign in the...
Thu, 31/07/2014 - 10:00
Waterstones’ appointment of Pan Macmillan’s Sandra Taylor (pictured) as head of events and external relations marks a renewed drive for the retailer to broaden its events profile.
Taylor, a former Bookseller Rising Star who has worked on publicity campaigns for titles such as Burial Rites by Hannah Kent...
Thu, 31/07/2014 - 09:40
The JS Group and Kortext have won two major multi-million pound tenders to supply e-textbooks to university students as part of their fees.
One contract will see the JS Group and its digital partner Kortext supply e-textbooks to Coventry University students in a deal worth over £2m a year.
In the second deal, the JS...
Thu, 31/07/2014 - 09:10
Candy Jar Books is set to hold an inaugural week-long festival in Cardiff to celebrate literature and attract new writers.
The independent publishing house based in Wales is teaming up with local booksellers, libraries and businesses to host literary events with its writers during 9th-16th August.
Eileen Younghusband, winner...
Thu, 31/07/2014 - 09:00
Digital publishing expert Marcello Vena has set up a new “on-demand” leadership services company called All Brain.
Vena, the former manager of the digital trade book business of RCS Libri, one of the largest European book publishers and owner of Rizzoli, Bompiani and Fabbri Editoria, will launch All Brain in September in...
Wed, 30/07/2014 - 09:20
Stanfords is to hold a Travel Writers Festival at the Destinations Show in London next year.
The travel bookshop, with a flagship store in Covent Garden and a second store in Bristol, will hold the festival over four days from 29th January to 1st February at Olympia in Kensington.
The festival will take place in a specially...
Tue, 29/07/2014 - 16:49
Amazon Publishing in the US has partnered with Alloy Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros, to create a new young adult digital-first imprint.
The imprint, which will also use the Alloy Entertainment name, will publish young adult, new adult and commercial fiction titles in digital before considering options for print runs....
Tue, 29/07/2014 - 15:42
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown) is to be made into a film after Warner Bros bought the movie rights.
The Pulitzer-prize winning novel will be turned into a movie director by Brett Ratner, who also directed "Rush Hour" and "Red Dragon", and the co-producers will be Brad Simpson and Nina...
Tue, 29/07/2014 - 09:50
The Booksellers Association has seen an “amazing response” to James Patterson’s pledge to give away £250,000 in grants to indie bookshops so far.
The American author first pledged to give away the sum to...
Tue, 29/07/2014 - 08:50
Independent publisher Legend Press has signed up to Kindle Unlimited, the subscription service from Amazon which launched in the US 10 days ago. Legend has signed up all of its 60 backlist titles to be available globally on the subscription service, for the territories it has rights in.
But other UK indies canvassed by The...