Wed, 13/11/2013 - 10:15
Jeff Kinney has notched up the biggest weekly sale for a children's book in over a year, booting Sir Alex Ferguson's My Autobiography off the top of the UK Official Top 50 Chart.
Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck shifted 82,999 units through Nielsen BookScan, in one week selling more than a 10th of...
Mon, 21/10/2013 - 09:50
Last year was an "annus horribilis" for the Italian book trade with plunging domestic sales and exports—a decline which has continued in 2013—though digital has continued to grow.
Those were the top-line results of "Report on the State of Publishing in Italy 2013", the most recent update of the annual...
Thu, 10/10/2013 - 10:30
The London Book Fair is bringing out a programme of a dozen awards for the international book trade, which will début at LBF next April.
The inaugural LBF International Book Industry Excellence Awards—launched along with the UK Publishers Association—will include the PA Award for International Copyright Protection...
Wed, 09/10/2013 - 10:40
John Wiley president and chief executive officer Stephen Smith told the Contec digital conference at Frankfurt Book Fair that the STM and education giant was greatly expanding beyond traditional publishing.
Contec was the first official event at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, attended by more than 250 delegates. Key...
Mon, 07/10/2013 - 11:03
Features and supplements editor, The Bookseller
This will be my seventh year covering Frankfurt Book Fair for The Bookseller; the fifth as editor of the dailies. As with publishers and agents, Frankfurt week for us is our busiest time of the year, but perhaps the most exhilarating....
Mon, 16/09/2013 - 14:34
The line-up has been confirmed for the first CONTEC Frankfurt, the Frankfurt Book Fair’s replacement for the Tools of Change digital conference. Wiley global c.e.o. Stephen Smith, Penguin digital development director Nathan Hull, Curtis Brown joint c.e.o. and books m.d. Jonny Geller and International Publishers Association secretary-...
Thu, 05/09/2013 - 15:11
The first thing that impresses on entering the Library of Birmingham is the prominence of books.
This may seem odd to say, but of course in the run-up to this week's opening, a lot of the talk about the Library of Birmingham has been about its digital swishiness and how it is fit for the 21st century:...
Tue, 03/09/2013 - 10:00
Ahead of this morning's ceremony (3rd September) which will see activist Malala Youzafsai formally open the £183m Library of Birmingham, director Brian Gambles has described the project as "well worth the money".
Thu, 08/08/2013 - 07:30
The Bookseller has begun its search for its third annual Rising Stars, a listing of the industry’s next generation of leaders and innovators.
The list, to be published in the 6th September issue of The Bookseller, will...
Thu, 25/07/2013 - 15:30
Italian e-book production and the number of people purchasing digitally has risen to its highest level. This is the result of new research by the Italian publishers association, Associazione Italiana Editori (AIE).
The third annual survey, conducted in May 2013 for AIE by analysts Editech, showed that in that month 60,589 e-...