Wed, 15/02/2012 - 15:00
Bedford Square Books, the e-book and print-on-demand venture set up by the Ed Victor Literary Agency, has struck an exclusive deal with Tesco to sell its first original work.
Dead Rich by debut novelist Louise Fennell will be published as a mass market edition by Simon and Schuster and sold exclusively by the supermarket for...
Mon, 19/10/2009 - 10:12
Faber has teamed up with Amazon to create a Faber Finds store at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de to "dramatically extend" the audience for Faber's classic titles. The new Faber Finds store will feature editor picks and Faber Finds bestsellers. The books will be printed "on-site" using print on demand and distributed through...
Fri, 10/07/2009 - 06:52
Legend Press is taking over New Generation Publishing, a print-on-demand service created last year in partnership with the website YouWriteOn.
The service enables unpublished authors to have their book printed and sold via Amazon "for free, and to retain full control throughout". The first wave of books came before Christmas...
Tue, 19/05/2009 - 11:15
The number of print-on-demand titles published in the US has exceeded the number of traditional books produced for the first time ever, according to bibliographic data provider Bowker.
US title output in 2008 decreased by 3.2%, with 275,232 new titles and editions, down from the 284,370 titles that were published in 2007. By contrast...
Thu, 18/12/2008 - 07:59
Espresso Book Machines could be piloted in Africa, amid hopes that they will help solve the continent's intractable book distribution problems. US producer On Demand Books (ODB) has helped found a non-profit organisation, Books On Demand for Africa (BODA), headed by Dirk Koehler, former publisher of the World Bank. Novelists Toni Morrison...
Thu, 20/11/2008 - 08:45
Random House is to begin marketing its print-on-demand titles as a distinct list, Random Collection, in January. Random is launching a dedicated website, which will be interactive and searchable and there will be a launch list of 750 titles with further books added throughout the year.
Deputy group sales director Faye Brewster, who is co...
Tue, 23/09/2008 - 07:19
YouWriteOn.com is offering print-on-demand publication, in conjunction with independent firm Legend Press, to the first 5,000 writers who contact them with publishable manuscripts.
The Arts Council-funded website, which has more than 10,000 members, is calling on unpublished writers to send in their manuscripts from today (Tuesday...
Thu, 14/08/2008 - 07:24
A judge has started to hear motions from Amazon and Booklocker in the class-action suit that Booklocker filed, after the retailer demanded that POD publishers sign up with its printing subsidiary Booksurge, reports TeleRead.
Amazon asked that the...
Wed, 06/08/2008 - 07:29
Self publishing website Lulu has struck a deal with social networking company weRead. WeRead has more than two million registered members through social networking sites such as Facebook, MyStace and Bebo, and members have written more than 1.5 million book reviews.
President and c.o.o. of Lulu Enterprises, Bryce Boothby, said that the...
Fri, 13/06/2008 - 06:00
Photographic publisher and archivist the Francis Frith Collection is to move to digital print on demand (p.o.d.) for all its books by the end of the year.
The firm, which has 800 local history titles on its list, plans to begin selling all its titles in p.o.d. format by the beginning of 2009 in response to the “changes in the book...