Mon, 01/10/2007 - 06:16
Tony Blair is "extremely concerned" about the potential political fallout from the decision by his wife, Cherie, to publish her memoirs next year, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt.
A friend of the former prime minister has revealed that Mr Blair is far from an enthusiastic supporter of his wife's project, for which she has...
Mon, 01/10/2007 - 06:13
We could soon be able to read all our books electronically rather than in great chunks of decorated paper and cardboard, according to leading authors, agents and publishers, the Telegraph notes.
"In two years there will something that is sufficiently sexy to tempt a lot of people," predicts Simon...
Fri, 28/09/2007 - 07:18
Dorling Kindersley has launched a predominantly online marketing and publicity blitz for Karl Pilkington's new book, in response to the author's own ideas about the campaign.
To coincide with the 4th October publication of Happy Slapped by a Jellyfish, the producer and co-presenter of XFM's "The Ricky...
Thu, 27/09/2007 - 08:41
Thu, 27/09/2007 - 07:42
Richard Charkin is leaving Macmillan for Bloomsbury. Charkin is to join the board of Bloomsbury as executive director on 1st October. He will have responsibility for the publisher's worldwide operations with particular focus on spearheading growth through acquisitions, new publishing areas and international expansion.
Thu, 27/09/2007 - 06:03
Mobile phone novelists are hitting the bestseller lists in Japan as a new generation of writers are tapping out entire novels on the keys of a telephone handset, reports the Telegraph.
In Japan, where new technology trends often come early, so-called keitai shosetsu are a publishing phenomenon. Out of the top 10 bestselling fiction works...
Thu, 27/09/2007 - 05:57
Oxford's world famous Bodleian library won approval last night for a new book depository despite protests that the £29m building will ruin cherished views and is sited on a flood plain, reports the Guardian.
The proposal to build a depository on a riverside industrial park was bitterly opposed by some residents and conservation...
Mon, 24/09/2007 - 12:53
It is almost 10 years to the day that the giant US bookseller Borders bought the small London chain Books Etc, bringing "unbridled" joy to publishers across the UK. ...
Mon, 24/09/2007 - 08:32
Borders' new owner Luke Johnson plans to relaunch Borders UK's online store when its relationship with Amazon comes to an end later this year. In an interview published in the Observer on Sunday, Johnson also said he would be closing a small number of stores. "We will probably shut a few of the shops that are not contributing, but...
Mon, 24/09/2007 - 08:10
Agents at PFD remain "steely and mutinous", reports the Guardian, despite the attentions of new c.e.o. Caroline Michel. "Their eyes [are] fixed on a distant plot of land in James Street, Covent Garden, where they could all start a new life". The first agent resigned in June, four more followed in August and another five to...