Mon, 25/02/2013 - 07:40
Research Councils UK has said it has "learned lessons" after being accused of an "unacceptable" lack of clarity by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee.
The Committee held an inquiry into RCUK's open access policy following complaints from publishers, academics and learned societies.
Wed, 02/01/2013 - 08:25
The next 12 months could see more suffering for bricks and mortar retailers, with specialists in books, news and stationery high on the list, according to new research.
Business recovery firm Begbies Traynor has measured corporate distress among UK businesses and found 140 retailers facing what they describe as "critical...
Fri, 07/12/2012 - 08:00
Hopes that the US will follow where the UK leads in terms of Open Access for publicly funded scholarship may be wide of the mark, conference delegates heard last week.
Speaking at an Academy of Social Sciences conference on the implementation of the Finch Report (29th-30th November), Dr Felice Levine, executive...
Mon, 29/10/2012 - 07:30
Barnes & Noble's Nook e-readers, the Nook Simple Touch and Nook Simple Touch GlowLight, have gone on sale today in the UK, after a two-week delay to the launch date.
The e-readers are now on sale in John Lewis, Argos, Asda, Sainsbury's, Dixons, Waitrose, Blackwell's and Foyles, with the Nook's UK...
Mon, 30/07/2012 - 08:25
Kobo is due to launch a country-wide roadshow to showcase its e-book offering to independent booksellers, though with booksellers still waiting to hear what terms the company will give them on unit sales.
Kobo country manager Phil Wood is embarking on a nationwide tour to present Kobo’s e-book model to facilitate independent...
Fri, 27/07/2012 - 10:00
A new book by historian James Holland has been bought in two six-figure deals after bids, securing rights both in the UK and the USA.
Bill Scott-Kerr at Bantam bought the British Commonwealth rights for the two-volume book, The War in the West, a revisionist history of the Second World War based on new primary research and...
Mon, 21/05/2012 - 08:15
US publishers sales of e-books and print books picked up the pace in 2011, a year when UK publishers' export sales decreased, after the US companies "reached deeper into the international consumer base", and took advantage of the spread globally of digital reading.
The growth was led by e-books, with sales of digital...
Mon, 13/02/2012 - 08:15
Foyles has launched a new e-book store with free e-reading apps giving access to more than 200,000 titles available in the UK. The bookseller called it "the first in a series of new digital developments".
Users will be able to access their e-book library...
Wed, 04/01/2012 - 07:52
The UK has 16 titles making the Gourmand cookery book award shortlists this year, down on 21 in 2010, with Latin America topping the worldwide leader board with the region producing 35 shortlisted titles.
Among the shortlisted titles from the UK are Meat Free Monday Cookbook by Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney (Kyle Books),...
Mon, 05/09/2011 - 08:10
People in Huntingdon and Cambridge buy the most books of any town or city in the UK, according to a ranking compiled by Amazon using data from its print and Kindle sales since the start of the year.
Towns in Kent, Wiltshire and West Sussex are also reading hotspots according to the list, which was put together on a per capita...