The Bonnier Books-owned BookBeat is "pausing" broader investments in the UK market until more publishers allow their titles to be streamed
Twenty automated bookstores staffed by robots are reportedly expected to open in Beijing later this year, offering a 24-hour-a-day service.
The Creative Industries Federation has published a report claiming the true value of the UK's creative digital exports, including from the publishing sector, is much higher than originally... Read more
Drones may soon be able to fly beyond their operators' line of sight, opening up possibilities for retailers such as Amazon to use them for... Read more
Radical publisher Verso Books has released a free e-book in response to the #MeToo movement.
Canongate has partnered with streaming service Zebralution to distribute its audiobooks on streaming services such as Spotify.
Print sales have been overtaken by sales of home entertainment products for the first time ever, according to a report from the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA).... Read more
Serialised reading platform Serial Box, hailed as the "HBO of reading", has secured $1.65m (£1.18m) in initial funding.
Hachette Group c.e.o. Arnaud Nourry has expressed frustration with the e-book format, calling it a "stupid product" and forecasting its sales would continue to plateau because... Read more
Michael O’Mara Books is expanding its publishing programme by launching a new audiobook list for key titles.
More men are listening to erotic audiobooks, making up almost a third of the market, with a quarter of all Fifty Shades of Grey downloads from male... Read more
Margaret Atwood has teamed up with Audible to adapt her first graphic novel, Angel Catbird, into an audio drama.... Read more
A two-year literature research project at Bath Spa University has culminated in a digital ghost story which personalises the “haunting” to each reader through their... Read more
Simon & Schuster UK has launched a new podcast offering interviews, insights, discussions and ideas as well as exclusive essays from authors, on the world... Read more
The Robinson Psychology list is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Overcoming series of self-help books by revamping and rebranding the Overcoming website.... Read more
Issue No 5811
Friday, August 17 2018
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