Wed, 21/05/2014 - 09:28
Southampton based-independent bookseller October Books has been saved from closure following an outpouring of public support.
The cooperative-run bookshop appealed to customers to help it raise £6,000 to renew its lease or face imminent closure after 37 years of business.
Ian Lemming, who works in the shop, said that...
Tue, 20/05/2014 - 09:40
Sainsbury’s is to launch its first book prize – the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards.
Publishers will be invited to submit two books to win in three categories; Baby and Toddler, Picture Books and Fiction for 5-9 year-olds, for a shortlist which will be announced in October 2014.
Tue, 20/05/2014 - 09:20
Head of Zeus has acquired a new novel from Booker prize-winning author Ben Okri called The Age of Magic.
The independent publisher has also acquired the rights to four backlist titles - Astonishing the Gods, In Arcadia and A Way of Being Free (previously with Phoenix) and Dangerous Love...
Tue, 20/05/2014 - 09:10
WH Smith Travel is supporting the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize by including the eight winning titles in its Recommends promotion.
The winners of the prize will be revealed on 19th June at the Jerwood Space in London and WH Smith Travel will give prominent space to the titles for six weeks from mid-July.
Matt Bates of WHS...
Fri, 16/05/2014 - 15:59
There is “no scope” to change the 20% VAT rate on e-books, the UK government said this week.
A parliamentary question from Tom Harris, Labour MP for Glasgow South, on whether the government has carried out any assessments of the impact of the e-book market on publishers, authors and readers solicited the following response...
Fri, 16/05/2014 - 09:10
Independent booksellers will be able to mark themselves out from the competition with signed editions, special collectible titles and heavily discounted books during Independent Booksellers Week (28th June–5th July).
Publishers Hodder, Headline, Hachette and Orion are all offering indies top-selling titles to retail for just...
Fri, 16/05/2014 - 08:50
The 20p e-book sale price has made a return to the top of the Amazon Kindle Chart with Nadine Dorries’ book The Four Streets (Head of Zeus).
The Conservative MP’s first book of a trilogy set in 1950s Liverpool around Irish Catholic families struggling against poverty, hardship and abuse has been in the Kindle top...
Thu, 15/05/2014 - 15:14
Bookshops are being encouraged to redisplay "We Pay Our Taxes" posters following the recent disclosure of how much corporation tax Amazon still pays in the UK.
The point-of-sale postcards, flyers and posters were first produced by the Booksellers Association in...
Thu, 15/05/2014 - 09:40
The Book People has launched an international delivery service that will ship to customers in Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and Europe.
The company is targeting English language speaking markets and ex-pat communities which are already loyal to the brand.
While The Book People’s c.e.o...
Thu, 15/05/2014 - 09:10
Britain's Lucy Caldwell has been chosen as a regional winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
It is the first time that the prize, run by Commonwealth Writers, has an all-female list of regional winners.
Caldwell's "Killing Time" was selected as a regional winner in the Canada...