Thu, 05/12/2013 - 10:01
The chancellor George Osborne is set to announce that the rise in business rates will be capped at a below-inflation 2% in England and Wales next year when he announces the Autumn Statement later this morning.
Business rates were set to rise by 3.2% next April, but the increase has been the subject of intense criticism by retail...
Wed, 04/12/2013 - 15:18
Amazon Publishing has launched a new digital short story imprint in the US called StoryFront.
The imprint will also be home to Amazon’s digital literary journal Day One, a weekly publication dedicated to short fiction and poetry from emerging writers.
Daphne Durham, publisher of adult trade and children’s...
Wed, 04/12/2013 - 12:42
Guinness World Records is partnering with Chinese publisher Foreign Languages Teaching and Research Publishing (FLTRP) on a series of education-based world record challenges.
The initiative has been revealed as part of Prime Minister David Cameron’s first business delegation to China this week.
The two publishers will...
Wed, 04/12/2013 - 09:40
Tesco’s e-book platform Blinkbox Books will not get its public launch until March 2014 at the earliest, The Bookseller understands.
The online platform is currently being tested in beta form by Tesco staff who have been given the supermarket’s own-brand...
Wed, 04/12/2013 - 07:00
Head of Zeus has pre-empted world rights to a debut novel by South African author Miranda Sherry in a six-figure deal.
The publisher is billing the novel, titled Black Dog Summer, as “the next Lovely Bones”.
HoZ editorial director Laura Palmer pre-empted world rights to the story from Oli...
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:15
E-books by Sainsbury’s is asking customers to vote for their ‘E-book of the Year’ from a list of 150 titles.
Customers can nominate their chosen titles throughout December, with the winner announced at the end of the year. Everyone who votes is also entered into a prize draw to win all 150 e-books of the year....
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 12:14
For the first time, the UK has failed to make the top 20 ranking in any subject in the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessments) tests.
The tests, run by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, are taken by over...
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 10:15
Ofqual will release fresh advice for publishers in the New Year on the linkage between exam boards and textbooks.
Jeremy Benson, director of policy at Ofqual, told a delegation at an education conference organised by the Publishers Association yesterday...
Mon, 02/12/2013 - 11:41
Amazon is testing drones called "Octocopters" which could potentially deliver customers' orders in half an hour.
Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos told America’s CBS television programme "60 Minutes" yesterday (1st December)...
Mon, 02/12/2013 - 08:50
Christmas parties, free mulled wine, festive discounts and exclusive author dedications are designed to lure customers into independent bookshops this December.
Booksellers have planned a range of retail enticements in order to capitalise on the most important month in the year for their businesses and grab their share of the...