Wed, 06/01/2010 - 13:05
Books etc is to be revived, but only online after investment group The Capital Organisation bought Borders UK's online business and a database of more than 1m people for an undisclosed sum. The business comprises the Books etc brand and website.
The operation will be split between two divisions - Capital Ideas Retail Online (CIRO)...
Tue, 05/01/2010 - 12:41
Arts publisher Wooden Books is putting its entire front and backlist online from 1st February, enabling users to have free access to titles for up to 20 minutes each day.
Once the reader reaches the 20 minute time limit, they will then be offered the opportunity to buy either the print or e-book edition online. Individual page content...
Tue, 17/11/2009 - 07:25
Borders UK's e-commerce team is believed to have left the business. The Bookseller understands that the team of three, including head of e-commerce, Julie Howkins and e-commerce manager, Barbara Sussman left the company on Friday (13th November).
Fri, 13/11/2009 - 14:00
Last month the internet turned 40, but for most of us it only became a household term in the 1990s with the advent of email and chat rooms making the wider world a lot smaller through the ease and speed of communication.
The past decade has only amplified this with the arrival of blogging and social networking sites from MySpace, to...
Fri, 02/10/2009 - 04:21
Sage has become the first academic and professional publisher to share independent customer reviews and feedback online, thanks to a newly-launched feature on its website.
Beginning from last week, all lecturers who receive inspection copies are now able to submit written feedback...
Mon, 21/09/2009 - 07:10
Online publishing website Scribd has denied the company encourages copyright infringement, describing a recently-filed lawsuit as "without merit". Author Elaine Scott filed the lawsuit on Friday, alleging Scribd had violated her copyright and that belonging to many others.
She claimed the company "shamelessly profits...
Tue, 18/08/2009 - 07:15
Online retailers, including Amazon, Tesco, and W H Smith, using a Channel Islands VAT loophole as a way of dodging millions of pounds of tax on the sale of CDs and DVDs are facing a crackdown, according to a leaked Treasury letter seen by the Observer.
Previously, ministers have insisted online retailers' exploitation of VAT relief...
Fri, 07/08/2009 - 06:49
The Writers and Artists Yearbook has re-launched its website this week with the addition of a social networking service.
The redesign will allow users to create a public profile that will enable them to promote themselves and be contacted by interested parties using the site. Additionally the site now provides free searches of...
Mon, 03/08/2009 - 14:14
Online magazine 3:AM has launched a publishing imprint, 3:AM Press, which aims to champion new writing.
3:AM Press will not focus on publishing commercial titles, but will instead look to use the internet as a way of sourcing talent and driving sales. The first set of titles will be published by 3:AM Press in early 2010....
Thu, 02/07/2009 - 11:07
Chief among the siren lures of publishing's Brave New Digital Future is the dream of doing away with the middleman.
From this side of the desk, the poor old retailer is usually perceived as publishing's Achilles' heel. It's every author's mantra that no book ever receives adequate instore display. Little do authors realise that the...