Globe-spanning settings, 19th century heroines and the complexities of motherhood are some of the most prominent themes in the books selected for the new W H Smith Fresh... 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
Amazon's new fulfilment centre in Rugby will create 400 new jobs, the e-tailer has said.
Waterstones plans to press ahead with its programme of opening new premises in 2018, despite the business being up for sale.
The Booksellers Association has expressed "dismay" at the suggestion HMRC was told to "go easy" on Amazon by ministers reluctant to bring the retail giant to task over the amount... Read more
Kobo has launched its ‘Originals’ programme in France, the Netherlands and Canada, offering readers exclusive original e-book and audiobook content.
Lovereading’s new owners are set to unveil a new website in March, featuring a new review platform and partnership with Audible after pouring "hundreds of... Read more
Google Play has launched a dedicated audiobook store to take advantage of the recent growth in downloads.
High street sales at W H Smith plunged 4% like-for-like over the Christmas period, partly because of the decline in spoof humour books.
Hong Kong publisher and bookseller Gui Minhai has been seized again by Chinese agents on suspicion of sharing secret information with Swedish diplomats. ... Read more
Laura Deacon has been appointed to lead Amazon Publishing UK's editorial team, succeeding current editor-in-chief, Emilie Marneur, who is moving to Amazon Video to become its head of film acquisition.... Read more
The chief executive of the Booksellers Association (BA), Tim Godfray, has said he hopes Connect Books can find a new buyer quickly to avoid a... Read more
An East London bookshop's decision to put a sign in its window highlighting it is "proud" to sell books by authors from so-called "sh*thole" countries,... Read more
Private equity firm Aurelius has said it is backing out of its agreement to buy Connect Books because it can see “no way of financing... Read more
The Big Green Bookshop has received a "fantastic" response to its proposal for an independent bookshop alliance, with over 90 expressing interest since the idea... Read more
Issue No 5790
Friday, February 16 2018
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