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
Kobo's parent company Rakuten has struck a "strategic alliance" with Walmart which will see the e-book retailer broaden its customer base in the US.... Read more
Kobo has launched its ‘Originals’ programme in France, the Netherlands and Canada, offering readers exclusive original e-book and audiobook content.
The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) is to take on the operational running of start-up mentoring organisation EdTech Exchange, in a joint venture with its... Read more
Holtzbrinck technology company Digital Science has collaborated with high-profile universities and research funders to develop a platform, Dimensions, which it says will "democratise and transform... Read more
George Walkley, formerly Hachette UK’s head of digital, has been appointed digital and development director.
Frances Pinter is relinquishing her position as executive director of policy analysis and research group Knowledge Unlatched Research this spring.
Issue No 5820
Friday, November 16 2018
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