Thu, 29/11/2012 - 10:07
Amazon has said that it is to open a European publishing wing headquartered in Luxembourg, focused on English-language titles aimed at the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
The division will be headed by Vicky Griffith, publisher of Amazon's West Coast Group, who will relocate from Seattle in the New Year and begin building a...
Mon, 26/11/2012 - 09:30
Publishers remain deeply divided on e-book issues including rights, royalties and e-lending, this year’s Digital Census from The Bookseller and FutureBook reveals.
Much of the fiercest debate centres on the use of Digital Rights Management as a tool for tackling piracy. Almost three in five (59.7%) publishers...
Mon, 26/11/2012 - 07:30
Independent publisher Quartet is the latest publisher to launch a digital-only imprint, with its first title to be offered at the promotional price of 99p from 1st December.
Gavin James Bower, editorial director at Quartet, said the plan in 2013 was to publish one title a quarter, with a focus on new authors and backlist. Quartet...
Fri, 23/11/2012 - 09:55
When on the 11th April the Department of Justice went public with its lawsuit against five US publishers over the adoption of the agency model, my hunch was that this day would be remembered as the moment publishing changed: became less convivial for sure, more professional in some ways and certainly much less fun.
Seven months on...
Fri, 16/11/2012 - 15:12
The strapline to our feature interview with James Daunt in this week's issue is "Waterstones special". As a moniker goes it's about right. Since the 1980s Waterstones has had a special relationship with the publishers it serves, the booksellers it employs and the readers it sells to.
Its more recent history has not...
Fri, 16/11/2012 - 12:56
Sony is to develop a range of augmented reality titles on its Wonderbook platform as part of an effort to reposition its PlayStation games console as a family entertainment unit.
The first title, Book of Spells, is based on the Harry Potter books and features exclusive new writing from J K Rowling (pictured)....
Mon, 12/11/2012 - 13:33
App developer TradeMobile is to rebrand as Beyond the Story as it prepares to launch one of its most ambitious projects yet: an app version of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, developed with Penguin, publisher of the print version.
Founded in July 2005, the company's c.e.o. Jen Porter believes that it has now...
Mon, 12/11/2012 - 09:50
The headlines that greeted the CMS Select Committee’s review into library closures made grim reading. Rather than providing answers or direction, the review made plain what everyone already knew: libraries are closing, and there...
Thu, 08/11/2012 - 08:30
The Ruler of Sharjah has called on publishers to embrace digital, but make sure authors and publishers continue to play a prominent role in society. The Ruler, Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, was speaking as he opened the 31st Sharjah International Book Fair.
The children's writer Patrick Ness was a surprise winner of...
Mon, 05/11/2012 - 14:53
The United Arab Emirates is punching above its weight in terms of the development of its book publishing industry within the Middle East, though there remains a frustration that the market is dominated by overseas imports rather than indigenous Arabic publishing.
Speaking at the opening of the Professional Programme that precedes this...