Tue, 12/02/2013 - 09:24
Random House c.e.o. Gail Rebuck [pictured] and author J K Rowling are both among the top 20 most powerful women in Britain, according to a new poll by BBC Radio 4 "Woman's Hour". Meanwhile Little, Brown c.e.o. Ursula Mackenzie has also made the top 100....
Fri, 25/01/2013 - 09:47
Concerns are mounting among publishers, booksellers and authors about the long-term impact of the 20p e-book price point used by Sony and matched by Amazon, with estimates suggesting that up to 15% of all e-books are now being sold for 20p.
However publishers with titles in the promotion...
Fri, 07/12/2012 - 09:00
Strong differences have emerged within the trade over the effectiveness of Digital Rights Management (DRM) on e-book files.
The issue came to the fore as divided views were voiced on DRM at this week's FutureBook Conference (3rd December). Little, Brown c.e.o. Ursula Mackenzie, who is also president of the...
Tue, 04/12/2012 - 09:30
Leading publishing figures stressed the importance of becoming more outward looking and consumer focused at the plenary session of The Bookseller's Futurebook Conference, held in London yesterday (3rd December). However Little, Brown c.e.o. Ursula Mackenzie and Pottermore c.e.o. Charlie Redmayne expressed starkly opposed views on...
Wed, 24/10/2012 - 16:56
An advertising-funded library e-lending system was among the topics discussed at a Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group event in the House of Commons on Wednesday (24th October).
In a debate, organised with The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, chair of the APPG Justin Tomlinson MP discussed library e-...
Tue, 18/09/2012 - 09:50
The Bookseller Association’s president Patrick Neale has said the need to change the financial bookselling model is “present and immediate”.
Neale used his closing address at the BA’s 2012 Conference at Warwick University yesterday (17th September) to appeal to publishers to consider new financial models...
Tue, 14/08/2012 - 15:30
Hachette UK has insisted its model of selling e-books with Digital Rights Management included [and at fair prices] is "working very well", with the risks of changing it "huge" and the upside "negligible". It also confirmed that it was to alter its author contracts in order to make its position on DRM “...
Fri, 27/07/2012 - 09:05
Polarised views on low e-book prices have been raised this week, as Sony and Amazon continue to offer frontlist e-books for just 20p.
Publishers Association president Ursula Mackenzie said she finds the “constant” devaluing of books very worrying. “What people seem to misunderstand is where the value lies. To...
Mon, 16/04/2012 - 17:39
Little, Brown c.e.o. Ursula Mackenzie is to swim the length of Catteshall Lake in Surrey in her “Get Your Kit Off Ursula” fund-raiser, part of the Peter Bowron Catteshall Stroll & Games on 7th July.
The Stroll, where fund-raisers can race “or amble” over a four-mile course, was established in 2010 by The...
Mon, 09/01/2012 - 09:00
Sales of e-books will "double in size in a flat market" over the course of 2012, accelerating to a "US-scale proportion as the year progresses", according to the head of one of the UK's leading publishers.
Pan Macmillan m.d. Anthony Forbes Watson was speaking as publishing heads of houses and leading trade...