Thu, 13/02/2014 - 09:30
Simon & Schuster increased worldwide publishing revenues by 5% year-on-year to $225m (£135m) in the fourth quarter of 2013, which the company attributed to an increase in print book sales.
Publishing OBITDA increased 19% to $37m (£22m) in the quarter ending 31st December 2013, with the growth driven by higher revenues...
Wed, 12/02/2014 - 09:50
Amazon’s London publishing arm has bought multiple rights to a historical thriller at a four-way auction. The deal shows Amazon remains focused on building its publishing business in the UK, despite struggling in the US.
Emilie Marneur, senior acquisitions editor at Amazon Publishing, bought world English language and German...
Tue, 11/02/2014 - 08:55
A group of Pearson employees involved in fulfilling customer and credit services for Penguin have entered a consultation and are at risk of losing their jobs.
The roles were in customer and credit services for Penguin, before it merged with Random House and became Penguin Random House on 1st July 2013.
The services are...
Mon, 10/02/2014 - 09:20
Foyles' new Waterloo Station store opened at 7a.m. on Saturday (8th February) to queues of people waiting outside the door.
Two hundred limited edition Foyles at Waterloo goodie bags were given to the first customers, and manager Patrizia Sorrentino told The Bookseller that the first title to sell was Love Monster...
Fri, 07/02/2014 - 11:44
Cassell Illustrated will publish a book with UK singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and his childhood artist friend Phillip Butah this autumn.
The book will be called Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey and will contain artwork and photos of Sheeran by his childhood friend Philip Butah, who has also produced the artwork for Sheeran’s...
Fri, 07/02/2014 - 11:38
MIRA has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to two debut women’s fiction novels by former journalist Ollie Quain.
The first title, How to Lose Weight and Alienate People, is a dark, comical saga following Vivian, an unfocused and unemotional actress living in the fast lane, whose life – as she hits 35 “is...
Fri, 07/02/2014 - 10:32
HarperCollins worldwide saw its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) rise by 33% to $68m (£42m) in its second quarter.
The publisher attributed the increase to a “higher contribution to profits” from e-book sales and “ongoing operational efficiencies coupled with higher...
Fri, 07/02/2014 - 10:20
Sony's e-reading customers will shift to the Kobo platform in the US and Canada from March, though no plans have been announced for moves in the UK.
The companies revealed today (6th February) they had struck a deal for Kobo to provide e-books to Sony e-reader and tablet customers. From now on, an app will come pre-loaded on...
Thu, 06/02/2014 - 14:07
The European Publishers Council (EPC) has criticised the decision by the European Competition Commissioner to settle an anti-trust case with Google.
Joaquín Almunia made the announcement yesterday (5th February) and the EPC chairman Francisco Pinto Balsem...
Thu, 06/02/2014 - 09:30
Three European-wide book trade bodies have created a manifesto for books calling on four main priorities to be considered ahead of the European Elections later this year.
The Federation of European Publishers (FEP), The European Booksellers Federation (EBF) and the European Writers Council (EWC) have joined together to call for fair...