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...
Thu, 17/05/2012 - 16:15
Amazon has launched its CreateSpace today (17th May) in Europe, which means that authors who self-publish in the UK can have their books accessed in European countries and the US.
Amazon’s CreateSpace platform, which has been running in the US since 2007, will now allow self-published authors to distribute their work though...
Thu, 17/05/2012 - 11:03
Kobo is to join the ranks of physical and online booksellers licensed by Pottermore to sell Harry Potter e-books.
The Canadian-based global retailer of e-books and e-readers announced this morning (17th May) that all seven of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter books are now on sale to Kobo customers through the Pottermore store, which...
Thu, 17/05/2012 - 10:44
Further pressure on publishers to fall in line over the use of open access models is set to come from the European Union, which is planning to throw the weight of its £64m research funding program behind open access publishing.
Thu, 17/05/2012 - 10:36
A US district judge has denied a motion to dismiss the civil suits filed against five publishers and Apple over e-book price-fixing allegations, saying the claim that the publisher defendants had colluded to end the wholesale model was "plausible".
While the judge's decision was not unexpected—the decisions means...
Wed, 16/05/2012 - 15:11
Library campaigners in Kensal Rise have barricaded the doors to prevent council staff from clearing the building of books today.
Around 50 campaigners have gathered outside the Brent library and prevented eight council workers accompanied by Brent’s head of libraries Sue Mackenzie, from taking the boxes of books, according to a...
Tue, 15/05/2012 - 10:00
HarperCollins claimed this year’s prestigious Publisher of the Year accolade at the Bookseller Industry Awards last night (14th May) as mini-chain Foyles triumphed in the bookselling corner by scooping double retail titles with National and Children’s Bookseller of the Year.
“Industry-leading digital activity,...
Tue, 15/05/2012 - 08:00
An English-language bookshop in Paris is to close its doors in July after 30 years.
The Village Voice Bookshop has suffered from competition from internet retailers such as Amazon and the rising popularity of e-books, according to its owner Odile Hellier.
In an article on the...