Wed, 03/04/2013 - 09:40
Man Booker and Costa-winner Hilary Mantel could be in line for another prize for Bring Up The Bodies (Fourth Estate), after scoring a place on the Independent Bookseller Award shortlists, with fellow nominees David Walliams and Rachel Joyce thanking booksellers for their support.
Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of...
Wed, 03/04/2013 - 09:35
Hodder Education has acquired Galore Park, publisher of textbooks, revision guides and past papers for the Common Entrance market.
Galore Park, which is currently based in Tenterden, Kent, will relocate to Hodder Education's offices on the Euston Road in London. Owner and current m.d. Nick Oulton will work with the Hodder...
Wed, 03/04/2013 - 07:15
The Club at The Ivy is coming to London Book Fair in a pop-up format.
Membership is by invitation-only and the club will be at the fair for three days, located in the International Rights Centre.
Luigi Bonomi of Luigi Bonomi Associates, said: “Since its inception the Ivy Club has been one of the favoured hang-outs for...
Tue, 02/04/2013 - 09:00
The Society of Authors has criticised a decision by Pearson to change the way it pays some of its authors for their publications.
Instead of receiving royalties based on how many books they sell, Pearson will now pay some authors upfront fees instead, meaning they would lose out on a share of the profit if their title becomes a...
Tue, 02/04/2013 - 08:20
Book recommendation website Goodreads has pledged to remain an "independent entity", after the social media website agreed to its sale to Amazon.com on Thursday (28th March) ahead of the long Easter weekend.
The deal, variously valued at between $150m and more implausibly...
Tue, 02/04/2013 - 08:00
A husband-and-wife independent bookselling team is calling on people from across the industry to join them in handing a petition against Amazon to 10 Downing Street on 17th April.
Frances and Keith Smith, owners of Warwick and Kenilworth Books, began the petition calling for Amazon to pay more corporation tax in the UK, which has now...
Thu, 28/03/2013 - 09:00
Sainsbury’s is to start selling bespoke local history titles tailored to regional markets in 266 of its stores from May.
The supermarket is working with local history publishers The Francis Frith Collection, The History Press and Hometown World to bring its customers a curated range of titles related to their geographical...
Wed, 27/03/2013 - 12:37
Bertrams has revamped its academic e-book platform as it becomes an increasingly successful product for the company.
Dawsonera, bought by Bertrams in June 2011 as part of the Dawson Books business, provides academic libraries with digital textbooks, journals and monographs.
The platform has become an increasingly successful...
Wed, 27/03/2013 - 09:20
The Bolingbroke Bookshop in London is in discussions to become a community enterprise, the latest in a recent trend of bookshops looking to the alternative model.
Michael Gibbs' shop in Wandsworth, London, has been trading for 31 years but announced it would close this April after he couldn't keep up with rising business rate...
Tue, 26/03/2013 - 12:18
Academic indie publisher Edward Elgar has launched its online platform with no digital rights management attached to the contents.
The Bookseller first reported Edward...