Tue, 29/05/2012 - 08:30
A Kensal Rise campaigner has deemed “cowardly” a midnight raid by Brent Council to empty Kensal Rise library, which was closed last year, of its books.
The building was emptied between 2am and 3am this morning (29th May). It is understood that around 15 council workers, escorted by police officers, stripped the library of...
Fri, 25/05/2012 - 16:59
Foyles is to partner with Literary Dinners to present “a unique series of intimate, pop-up literary dining experiences,” putting a fresh twist on a tradition it started over 80 years ago.
The partnership follows on from the tradition of the Foyles Literary Luncheon, the last of which took place in 2010. The programme will...
Fri, 25/05/2012 - 15:48
The History Press has signed The First World War in 100 Objects by battlefield specialist Peter Doyle, the latest acquisition as part of its publishing programme to mark the centenary since the war began.
Jo de Vries, head of General History publishing at The History Press, signed the book directly with Doyle, who is co...
Fri, 25/05/2012 - 12:08
Waterstones is planning to complement its newly announced digital offer by rolling out own-brand coffee shops in as many as 130 stores, The Bookseller understands. Meanwhile m.d. James Daunt has told staff that the controversial Amazon partnership will "inevitably cannibalise some physical sales".
The chain took the...
Wed, 23/05/2012 - 09:10
Eason is soon to launch an own-branded e-reader, the Irish Independent reports.
A spokesman for the Irish bookseller revealed the plan in the wake of the...
Wed, 23/05/2012 - 08:38
The Classics Illustrated series from Trajectory has been made available on the Kobo e-book store, with novels including Treasure Island and Huckleberry Finn on the list.
The series consists of over 120 digital graphic novels presented in a comic book format. The digital books are available on the Canadian company...
Tue, 22/05/2012 - 09:25
The Waterstones decision to sell Amazon Kindles and e-books has provoked widespread discussion in today's national press, with many commenting on m.d James Daunt’s previous criticism of the internet retailer. Daunt has also revealed that owner Alexander Mamut is putting "tens of millions" into the Waterstones store...
Tue, 22/05/2012 - 09:00
Welsh rugby captain Sam Warburton has signed a two-book deal with Simon & Schuster.
The Welsh sporting champ’s first book will be entitled My Grand Slam Year, which will cover his past 12 months in rugby, in which he became the Welsh captain, participated in the Rugby World Cup, the Grand Slam and the Six Nations....
Tue, 22/05/2012 - 07:00
Canongate’s rights director Polly Collingridge is leaving the publisher after 11 years to move to San Francisco.
Collingridge will join husband Peter Collingridge who has accepted a job at Safari Books Online. Andrea Joyce, associate rights director at Cannongate for the past three years, will now be promoted to rights director...
Mon, 21/05/2012 - 15:01
The Booksellers Association's chief executive Tim Godfray has said Kobo, Anobii and Hive will all announce new initiatives to help booksellers sell e-books and e-readers at the BA annual general meeting on 14th June.
Godfray, speaking on the day Waterstones announced...