Tue, 29/11/2011 - 15:20
Orbit is launching its digital short fiction publishing programme internationally, expanding from its US base.
Orbit Short Fiction, which launched in the US in April, will release titles simultaneously in the US, UK and all other markets in which its e-books are regularly distributed from the start of 2012.
Tue, 11/10/2011 - 14:30
Amazon.com has announced its seventh imprint, a science fiction, fantasy and horror brand called 47North, which has launched with 15 books.
The imprint name is based on the latitude co-ordinates of Seattle, where Amazon was founded. The launch list includes e-book star Stephen Leather's new series Nightingale, which launches in...
Wed, 20/07/2011 - 15:00
Thousands of out of print science-fiction titles will be available digitally, after Gollancz launched the world's largest science-fiction and fantasy library, the SF Gateway.
The gateway will launch in September with more than 1,000 titles available by almost 100 authors. Launch authors...
Wed, 06/07/2011 - 08:01
The third edition of the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is to be released online and not as a book, under an arrangement with Orion imprint Victor Gollancz and ESF Ltd, a new company set up by the contributors to the first two editions of the book. The content will be available on...
Thu, 21/04/2011 - 10:55
SFF author Stephen Hunt has declared war against the BBC, and if the comments on The Bookseller website are to be believed, the broadcaster appears to be on the losing side.
Stephen, enraged by the recent coverage in a "Culture Show"...
Mon, 18/04/2011 - 09:31
Authors including Iain M Banks and Michael Moorcock have written to the BBC's director general Mark Thompson, attacking the treatment of genre fiction in its recent World Book Night coverage.
In total 85 authors, across the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres, signed the letter to the BBC, which said the evening of...
Wed, 03/11/2010 - 15:33
Spending at UK booksellers was down 1.5% year-on-year in October with crime and sci-fi genres suffering, although this was an improvement on September when sales were down on 2009 by 3.2%. Book sales in October dropped by £2.3m year-on-year, to £144.7m, according to Nielsen BookScan data. Volume sales were down 3.3% (562,000) to 16....
Thu, 14/10/2010 - 06:37
Vintage Classics is to produce a one-off series of classic science fiction titles with illustrated 3D covers, each of which will be sold with an accompanying pair of 3D glasses.
The publisher hopes to ride the wave of interest in 3D art and entertainment that has been generated by recent 3D cinema releases “Avatar”, “...
Tue, 11/05/2010 - 13:46
HarperCollins UK's sci fi imprint Angry Robot has been bought by military history specialist Osprey, less than a year after first launching.
The company will take "a short breaK", relaunching in September, when it will be run as an separate publishing imprint, remaining in Nottingham, albeit in new premises, with the full...
Wed, 31/03/2010 - 06:46
Three Gollancz titles have made the shortlist for the Arthur C Clarke Award for science fiction literature.
Gwyneth Jones, a previous winner, Adam Roberts and Chris Wooding have made the shortlist alongside China Miéville, Marcel Theroux and Kim Stanley Robinson.
The annual award celebrates the best...