Sun, 13/12/2009 - 09:00
Nielsen Business Media, owner of The Bookseller, has announced the sale of Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, AdWeek and a number of other media and entertainment brands to e5 Global Media LLC, a new company formed jointly by Pluribus Capital Management and Guggenheim Partners.
The Bookseller i...
Thu, 10/12/2009 - 08:35
HarperCollins is the latest US publisher to delay the release of e-books in order to protect its hardback market, following Hachette USA and Simon & Schuster. Both Penguin and Macmillan have also stated that they will look at deferring publication of some titles digitally.
Brian Murray, chief executive of HarperCollins, told the ...
Wed, 09/12/2009 - 08:15
Simon & Schuster and Hachette USA are to delay releasing electronic versions of their lead titles, in order to take what the Wall Street Journal describes as a dramatic stand against the cut-rate $9.99 pricing of e-book bestsellers, particularly on Amazon.com's Kindle. A number of US publishers, including Hachette and S...
Mon, 07/12/2009 - 06:45
The Booksellers Association (BA) has revealed further details for the launch its UK spin on the American IndieBound scheme, which promotes the independent bookshop sector, in February....
Fri, 04/12/2009 - 08:05
Amazon.com is to allow students to exchange used textbooks in return for an Amazon.com gift card as part of a new Textbooks Trade-In program. A similar program already exists for used DVDs and video games.
Students in the US will be able to visit...
Wed, 25/11/2009 - 04:03
Top US high street booksellers Barnes & Noble and Borders continue to struggle, both posting quarterly losses overnight, amid lacklustre sales and fears over an "unpredictable" Christmas.
At Barnes & Noble, sales for the quarter ended 31st Octover rose 4% to $1.2bn — though the increase was due to revenue from the...
Tue, 17/11/2009 - 06:51
Bookstore sales rose 7% in September, to $1.58bn (£938.4m), according to the US Census Bureau.
Publishers Weekly reports that the increase was "most likely due to gains at college stores and the release of The Lost...
Fri, 13/11/2009 - 10:12
The much ballyhooed recent price war in America tells us about a lot of things other than price. On a very basic level, Wal-mart, Target and Amazon squabbling over how low they could go on discounting pre-orders for ten top-of-the-list hardcover titles - $10, $9, $8.99, $8.98 - is yet another example of the current chaos surrounding how books...
Tue, 10/11/2009 - 06:10
The US judge presiding over the Google Settlement has agreed to extend the deadline for a revised deal to go before the court. The deadline had been midnight 9th November, it has now been moved to Friday 13th November.
In its submission to the court the parties, including the Association of American Publishers, the Authors Guild and...
Sun, 08/11/2009 - 09:04
Publishing revenues at Simon & Schuster rose 2% to $230.4m in its latest quarter, according to results issued by parent CBS Corp. Simon & Schuster is the third global publisher this week to post positive quarterly figures, though S&S c.e.o. Carolyn Reidy told Publishers Weekly that the market was still "not as robust as we...