Fri, 15/08/2014 - 13:16
Arcadia Books has signed a second novel from Norwegian writer Tore Renberg.
The indie publisher¹s Karen Sullivan signed world rights to From All Sides, the sequel to See You Tomorrow, through Even Råkil, rights director at the Norwegian Aschehoug agency.
Sullivan said See You Tomorrow...
Fri, 15/08/2014 - 09:20
Simon & Schuster UK has made major changes to its editorial fiction team, with Clare Hey promoted to editorial director with immediate effect and Rowan Cope (pictured) joining as editorial director from Little, Brown, as the publisher bids to concentrate more on literary publishing.
Hey has been with the company for...
Fri, 15/08/2014 - 09:00
Rakuten is to launch its new UK website with a “large-scale multichannel campaign”.
Last week The Bookseller revealed that the Japanese e-commerce giant will launch a new website in the UK in October, selling books...
Thu, 14/08/2014 - 10:00
Scotland’s booksellers are seeing a “huge” boost in sales relating to the impending referendum.
If anyone was in doubt as to the economic impact of the vote itself, Scottish booksellers can confirm it has been beneficial for business, with some seeing as much as 40% of their overall sales go on books relating to the...
Thu, 14/08/2014 - 09:30
Amazon is to launch its first ever staffed customer order pickup locations at the campus of an American university.
The online retailer has worked with Purdue University in Indiana to launch the Purdue Student Store on Amazon.com, which went live this week.
Amazon will return a...
Wed, 13/08/2014 - 09:00
James Daunt is among the speakers at the Battersea Literature Festival, which is back after a three-year break.
The festival is being run in conjunction with Waterstones and Clapham Junction Town Centre partnership, supported by Wandsworth Council, and will take place over 1st-15th September 2014.
Daunt will speak on the...
Tue, 12/08/2014 - 09:50
International online boutique bookseller Best Little Bookshop has launched in beta form, with the intention of offering “millions” of titles.
The retailer, founded by former Book Depository m.d Kieron Smith, will sell books to 100 countries, in 19 currencies...
Mon, 11/08/2014 - 09:40
Canongate has acquired an account of life at Guantanamo Bay by one of its prisoners, Mohamedou Ould Slahi.
Slahi is still imprisoned in the camp and the account of his time there has been sanctioned for publication after attorneys in the US fought for seven years to have the manuscript declassified and cleared for public release....
Wed, 06/08/2014 - 15:15
Publishing Technology’s profit and revenue have been significantly hit in the second quarter.
Group revenues were down 10.3% to £7.61m and gross profit dropped 25.1% to £2.18m for the six months to 30th June 2014. However, the company said that “short-term issues” had “held back the results”...
Wed, 06/08/2014 - 09:50
Nook has launched its latest e-reading device, the Nook Glowlight Reader, in the UK today (6th August).
The device, aimed at challenging the Kindle Paperwhite, is already Barnes & Noble’s most popular e-reader in the US, where it was launched in October last year. It holds 80% more e-books than a Kindle Paperwhite at 2,000...