Wed, 21/03/2012 - 07:15
Bonnier-owned Autumn Publishing Group is to launch Smellessence, a division which will use new technology to create a range of scented books.
Earlier this week Bonnier announced it had bought the global rights to this technology, which uses micro-encapsulation and touch activation to put different scents into the pages of books. The...
Mon, 19/03/2012 - 12:25
Discoverability, a new "format war", pricing, the growing importance of the education market and the closing gap between apps and e-books were some of the overriding themes at yesterday's second annual Tools of Change Bologna conference, the kick-off event of the Bologna Children's Book Fair. Over 350 delegates attended TOC...
Mon, 19/03/2012 - 07:58
French publisher eToiles Editions, with an app that "breaks away from the page by page way of thinking won the first ever Bologna Ragazzi Digital Prize, awarded yesterday at the Tools of Change Bologna conference.
Stephane Kiehl's Dans Mon Reve (In My Dream) was praised by judges for being a "...
Thu, 01/03/2012 - 10:00
The Booksellers Association is in “advanced” talks with two companies over an e-book platform that would provide independent bookshops with a way into the growing e-book market.
BA c.e.o. Tim Godfray revealed the plans at the Independent Booksellers Forum (IBF) in Edinburgh, which was held this week. Godfray said the BA...
Fri, 24/02/2012 - 08:27
A two-year-old start-up, a 30-year-old business recently given a full refurbishment and three returning regional winners are among the bookshops vying to win the Gardners Books-sponsored Independent Bookseller of the Year award at this year’s Bookseller Industry Awards.
Seven stores have been crowned regional...
Mon, 30/01/2012 - 08:15
Despite another sterling year for Jamie Oliver, Britain's bestselling authors generated their smallest amount of revenue through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market in five years last year, a result of the drop in the celebrity sector and continued migration to digital.
In The Bookseller's...
Fri, 20/01/2012 - 14:55
The migration of print sales to digital has been most keenly felt by Britain's biggest players, with all but four of the top 20 publishers having Nielsen BookScan declines in 2011.
Fri, 13/01/2012 - 14:36
David Nicholls' One Day (Hodder) sold almost twice as many copies as the next bestselling title in 2011, romping to the summit of The Bookseller's Official UK Top 50 for 2011.
One Day sold 988,165 print copies through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market (TCM), almost 476,000 copies better...
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 15:08
Since Julian Barnes big-upped Random House creative director Suzanne Dean in his Man Booker speech, a welter of stories on jacket design have popped up in the Sunday supplements. The articles have roughly followed Barnes' line that: "if the physical book is to resist the challenge of e-books, it has to look like something worth...
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 08:30
The potential for digital to grow readership and increase revenue has been seriously called into question by Reading the Future, The Bookseller and research firm BML's survey into UK consumers' book buying and reading habits, which found that the heaviest book buyers are migrating to digital.
Other top-line findings...