Mon, 03/03/2014 - 09:40
The founder of Amazon Anonymous has hailed a great start to the campaign, with thousands of people signed up to the movement within the first 24 hours of its launch.
Activist Emily Kenway and fellow demonstrators descended on Amazon’s headquarters in London’s Holborn on Friday...
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 09:00
George Lossius is soon to step down as Publishing Technology’s chief executive.
The move was announced as the company released its annual report and accounts today (3rd March).
Lossius plans to step down “in the near future” but the board is yet to agree a replacement for him. However, he will remain on the...
Fri, 28/02/2014 - 09:30
Demonstrators will descend on Amazon’s headquarters in London later today (28th February) to hand in a petition signed by over 55,000 people demanding the company pay its workers the Living Wage.
Campaigner Emily Kenway launched a petition on Change.org in December calling on the company to pay its warehouse workers the Living...
Fri, 28/02/2014 - 09:20
Former The Book Depository managing director Kieron Smith pictured is to launch an online global bookseller, Best Little Bookshop, this spring.
Smith made the announcement at the IPG Conference this afternoon (27th February), telling publishers the enterprise should be “a collaborative effort to offer something new”....
Fri, 28/02/2014 - 09:10
Over 3,300 employees have left Pearson in the last year as the company bids to transform from a print to a digital business.
Pearson's profits for 2013 were down 9% to £736m on underlying basis after net restructuring charges – 4% lower than it predicted this time last year. Pearson blamed the plunge in profit on...
Thu, 27/02/2014 - 12:02
Reed Elsevier has reported an increase in full-year profit and earnings.
The publishing company said its operating profit and earnings “grew well” in 2013, as it saw underlying revenue growth across “all major business areas.”
As a result, it has recommended a 7% increase in full year dividend for...
Thu, 27/02/2014 - 10:30
Independent publisher Legend Press is hosting a pop-up shop in The Prince’s Trust Tomorrow’s Store in London throughout March.
The company launched in 2005 with the help of a grant from The Trust and will display titles in the Liverpool Street shop while hosting a series of pop-up events throughout the month.
Thu, 27/02/2014 - 09:35
The Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle has revealed which judges will be picking the prize winners, with Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman, "Great British Bake Off" host Mel Giedroyc and "Made in Chelsea" star Andy Jordan among those on board.
Giedroyc will host the awards ceremony, set to take...
Thu, 27/02/2014 - 09:10
Barnes & Noble has confirmed it is considering the possibility of spinning off its Nook business, but that it has rejected a recent offer from G Asset Management (GAM) to buy a 51% stake in the company.
B&N chief executive Michael Huseby said in a conference call following the company’s third quarter results that GAM...
Tue, 25/02/2014 - 09:10
Simon & Schuster has partnered with London-based app company Ps Print Studio for the upcoming title 60 Postcards.
The title is written by Rachael Chadwick, who came to terms with the sudden death of her mother by travelling to Paris with her friends and leaving postcards everywhere asking strangers to share their stories...