Wed, 10/03/2010 - 09:12
Non-fiction publisher New Holland is in consultation with seven employees over a second-round of redundancies in 18 months.
Managing director Steve Connolly said a decision had been taken with "considerable reluctance" because the company was unable to generate "sufficient revenue" to match its overheads. The seven...
Thu, 28/01/2010 - 14:10
I don't know how the two-tens are going for you so far, but they have got off to a distinctly weird start for me. I am being targeted by no less a monster than the legendary Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi.
Bianchi is credited with raping and murdering at least seven young women in five months in the late 1970s in Los Angeles. They...
Thu, 28/01/2010 - 09:10
The Bookseller asked publishers to respond to the launch of the iPad and the iBook Store by Apple. Feel free to email me your own responses (firstname.lastname@example.org), or add a comment below. We'll update this blog as we get responses.
Are you excited about the new...
Wed, 20/01/2010 - 08:41
Top US publishers are in 'secret' negotiations with Apple for the launch of the expected Apple Tablet/Slate/Pad later this month, with reports suggesting that they are seeking greater control over pricing and supply of digital material. The reports follow the piece in the...
Wed, 20/01/2010 - 08:20
Lawyers may be forced to cut fees on successful libel cases against media groups by 90%, the Ministry of Justice has said.
Justice secretary Jack Straw yesterday opened up a four-week consultation period to consider cutting costs for winning defamation cases in no-win, no-fee agreements from 100% to 10%. The current law allows lawyers to...
Thu, 07/01/2010 - 10:10
The outlook for the children's market this year will be cautious, low risk and very traditional—despite publishers saying 2009 performed better than expected. The end of year collapse of Borders in particular has contributed to "setting the tone" for 2010, according to Stephanie Barton, managing director of Penguin Children...
Thu, 17/12/2009 - 08:15
Publishers, agents and translators have come up with their "one that got away", with the likes of Jamie Byng, Lee Brackstone and Roland Philipps "quietly mourning a volume that unnaccountably never made the 'best of' or bestseller lists" for the Guardian.
Canongate publisher and m.d. Byng selected...
Thu, 03/12/2009 - 08:58
Publishers are hopeful of emerging unscathed from Borders' collapse by recouping debts estimated by some to be between £5m and £7m from the ongoing sale of stock.
A Publishers Association committee led by Hachette UK deputy chairman Peter Roche met with the administrator MCR yesterday (2nd December), and was expected to...
Sun, 29/11/2009 - 08:41
Publishers have expressed fresh commitment to celebrity memoirs, despite agents describing it as a "disastrous" autumn for the genre.
This follows Hachette UK's announcement this week that it is trimming back its celebrity programme and making "a small number" of redundancies. This week saw a small bounce for non-...
Fri, 13/11/2009 - 13:19
There is a demand among students and university librarians for e-books for undergraduates, so why are publishers taking so long to get them to market? Fear of piracy is one of the main reasons.
Among a raft of suggestions for publishers in the write-up of a recent study into the use of e-textbooks, was the possibility of dropping Digital...