Amazon has launched a £20,000 cash prize for authors who self-publish their work on its Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform.
Audible and Apple have agreed to end their exclusivity agreement for audiobooks following a European Commission (EC) probe.
Damian Horner is leaving his position as brand development director at Hachette UK to join Real Vision, a video-on-demand platform for finance, as its global chief... Read more
Exclusive Books has struck a deal to direct its customers to the Kobo website to buy e-books.
Pearson plans to launch its own print rental program for courseware and reduce e-book rental prices by up to 50% as it bids to accelerate... Read more
Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) has acquired the UK publishing rights to The Powerpuff Girls.
Amazon has plans to create more than 100,000 new full-time jobs across the US by 2018.
Novelist and games designer Naomi Alderman is offering early-career writers traineeships to write for Zombies, Run!, a smartphone fitness game.... Read more
Rakuten Kobo will take over the German Tolino e-book platform from Deutsche Telekom at the end of this month, pending approval from the German competition... Read more
Crime and thrillers were Audible's most popular audiobooks in the UK in 2016, Amazon has said.
Google could be facing a fine up to $4bn after being sued for allegedly not allowing employees to post opinions about the company or write... Read more
Bloomsbury Children’s is launching a new app to accompany the release of the Spy Toys series, written by Mark Powers and illustrated by Tim Wesson.... Read more
Anna Rafferty is leaving Pottermore to join the BBC Worldwide as its director of digital marketing.
Pan Macmillan has launched a digital video campaign, "Wrapped with Love", to recommend perfect Christmas book gifts on mobile.
Kortext is bolstering its sales force in response to "significant growth" after signing up four UK universities to its digital learning platform.... Read more
Friday, January 20 2017
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