Thu, 31/01/2013 - 15:46
The administrator of HMV has made 190 redundancies at head office but says it remains hopeful of securing “a future for the restructured business”.
Deloitte thanked suppliers for their support since the company went into administration earlier this month, adding that customer support had also been strong. Nick Edwards,...
Mon, 05/11/2012 - 08:01
HarperCollins imprint The Friday Project has signed a 27-e-book deal to publish the original "Confessions of . . ." series which inspired a slew of bawdy sex films in the 1970s.
Scott Pack, publisher of The Friday Project, signed the deal for world English digital rights, with a print option available, from Caroline...
Mon, 03/09/2012 - 09:47
A great deal has been written recently about the sock puppet scandal involving crime writers R J Ellory and Stephen Leather, and possibly others, who used fake online identities to promote their own work and, in Ellory’s case, hatchet jobs of books by other authors. Many have suspected that this sort of thing has been going on for some...
Thu, 16/08/2012 - 08:15
The Friday Project is to publish a new music book which hides a secret code for downloading the album it documents.
Valentina, British indie band The Wedding Present’s latest album, will be available to careful readers who discover the code inside the book, Valentina: The Story of a Wedding Present Album....
Fri, 29/06/2012 - 09:48
If you think about it, most of the runaway bestsellers of the past decade have been books that broke some, or all, of the perceived rules of publishing. Or at least the perceptions publishers, and to a certain extent booksellers, have as to what sells and what doesn’t. A series of children’s books set in a boarding school, a...
Tue, 13/03/2012 - 09:42
There has been a great deal of discussion of late about the number of self-published e-books currently flooding the market. Views differ widely, but whatever you think of the blighters they are almost certainly here to stay, so we might as well get used to them.
But where have they come from? The truth is that lots of good books never...
Mon, 20/02/2012 - 08:20
Publishers are continuing to experiment with e-book pricing, as sales and marketing teams balance pressure from low-priced, self-published content with concern over consumers' perception of e-book value. Independent publishers have been trialling a 99p e-book price on selected titles, with larger publishers also reporting a more flexible...
Thu, 26/01/2012 - 17:06
The editor asked me if I would like to write a column about my hopes for the book world during 2012. As someone who is notorious for his positive and chirpy outlook on life, I found it hard to resist. So here, if I may, are some hopes, dreams and wishes for the year ahead.
First up, I wish we could finally have a bloody e-book chart....
Thu, 15/12/2011 - 09:25
I do hope you are all looking forward to Christmas, because we are going to have two of them. Lucky us.
We all know about the first one. We spend most of the year building up to it. Publishers are used to presenting their festive line-ups to retailers during a few frantic weeks in spring or early summer, and then occupying the next...
Tue, 08/11/2011 - 08:20
The Friday Project is to publish Confessions of a Male Nurse by Michael Alexander, after success with its 2010 book Confessions of a GP by Benjamin Daniels.
Daniels' book has sold over 150,000 copies across p and e editions and continues selling very strongly over a year after publication, TFP said.