Thu, 06/06/2013 - 08:45
Ofqual has delayed the report into its "investigation into the firewalls at Pearson between publishing and assessment" until the end of August.
Ofqual said in November last year that initial findings from its review into exam textbooks indicated...
Tue, 04/06/2013 - 09:00
UK retail sales were up by 1.8% like-for-like in May in comparison to last year, as retailers promoted "the right product at the right price" to make a difference, according to the British Retail Consortium.
Overall sales were up by a total of 3.4%, 0.9% higher than the average for the previous three months, where sales saw...
Mon, 03/06/2013 - 08:30
Barnes & Noble has vowed to fight for digital market share in the UK following a recent leap in content sales sparked by an aggressive price cut on the Nook Simple Touch.
Publishers have told The Bookseller content sales “took off overnight” when B&N slashed the price of its original e-reader from £...
Mon, 03/06/2013 - 07:55
Australian e-book company ReadCloud has said it is keen to partner with independent bookshops in the UK.
The company offers booksellers 35% commission on e-book sales, but asks for a joining fee of around £950. It is currently working with 30 booksellers in Australia.
Jeremy LeBard, c.e.o. and co-founder of...
Fri, 31/05/2013 - 14:22
The founders of book recommendation site Lovereading have said they are “baffled and shocked” by Amazon’s decision to terminate its affiliate programme linking titles to the Amazon website.
Louise Weir and Peter Crawshaw, co-founders of Lovereading, have displayed links to Amazon for the past five years without...
Fri, 31/05/2013 - 08:45
Amazon is to open a London office large enough to accommodate 1,600 employees later this year.
The new office will be based at 60 Holborn Viaduct, 210,000 square foot in size and spread across 12 floors, accommodating "several hundred existing employees" from "a variety of teams", as well as hundreds of future ones...
Thu, 30/05/2013 - 15:00
The Society of Young Publishers is to publish the poetry of a terminally ill teenager, raising money for cancer research.
Nineteen-year-old Matthew Gilbert, from Ivybridge, Plymouth, was due to begin an English degree at Aberystwyth University this September, but was diagnosed with terminal cancer last autumn and given just months to...
Thu, 30/05/2013 - 10:55
The Bookshop Band is set to embark on its summer tour, playing over 20 gigs at independent bookshops, literature and music festivals in the UK.
The band's three musicians, Ben Please, Poppy Pitt and Beth Porter, will visit the Yellow Lighted Bookshop in Tetbury, Wallingford Bookshop in Oxon, Westwood Books in Cumbria and the...
Thu, 30/05/2013 - 09:00
Simon & Schuster is to expand its operations in Canada, establishing an editorial base alongside the existing sales and distribution operation.
Up until now, Canadian authors have been published by the US arm of S&S.
Kevin Hanson, president of S&S Canada, said: "This will give Canadian authors more...
Wed, 29/05/2013 - 09:00
Amazon has unveiled a dedicated website for its Amazon Publishing platform.
The website currently features an image of a child in a woman's arms, with both reading a Kindle, and the strapline: "Amazon Publishing brings a diverse range of outstanding books to readers worldwide."