Thu, 12/05/2011 - 15:36
Publishers need to diversify and compete head-on with other media in order to deflect the 'one-screen' effect of tablet devices, a panel discussion at the World e-Reading Congress declared.
The session sought to answer the question: "Can e-reading win the war against Angry Birds?" Jonathan Glasspool, managing...
Tue, 10/12/2013 - 12:56
Titles from Simon and Schuster and Egmont/Jelly Pie have won the 2013 Roald Dahl Funny Prizes, awarded today (10th November) at a ceremony in London.
I Am Still Not a Loser by [pictured] Jim Smith (Egmont/Jelly Pie) won the prize for the...
Tue, 10/12/2013 - 11:34
Hachette Livre subsidiary Hachette Partworks has acquired intellectual properties belonging to British publishing company Aerospace Publishing Ltd, which is currently in receivership.
Assets acquired include the catalogues of Aerospace Publishing, Midsummer Books and Bright Star Publishing, which have been marketed as books, partworks...
Tue, 10/12/2013 - 11:17
Book discovery start-up Jellybooks will launch a new tool at the Digital Publishing Xmas Fair tomorrow (11th December) to help authors, publishers and agents to improve “the online visibility of their books”.
Book Widgets will allow readers to download the first 10% of a featured book or share the DRM-free sample with...
Tue, 10/12/2013 - 11:03
Rose Tremain is to chair the final judging panel for the 2013 Costa Book Awards.
Also on the panel are actor Natasha McElhone, singer Sharleen Spiteri and Endemol creative director—and co-host of BBC1's "Pointless"—Richard Osman.
The five category judging panels are represented by writers John...
Tue, 10/12/2013 - 09:00
W H Smith has reduced the space dedicated to selling adult backlist titles in its high street stores. The move will make room for more children’s books and Kobo e-reading devices.
The retailer said in its annual report filed yesterday (9th December) that...
Tue, 10/12/2013 - 08:30
More than 500 of the world’s leading authors—including Julian Barnes, Martin Amis and Jeanette Winterson—have called on the United Nations to create an international bill of digital rights to enshrine the protection of civil rights in the internet age.
The authors, from 81 different countries, have joined together in...
Tue, 10/12/2013 - 08:00
Nobel Prize-winning biologist Randy Schekman—also editor of open access digital journal eLife—has said he will no longer publish his research in the three leading scientific journals. He has argued that the fact the journals are print–based means they restrict the number of papers they can publish.
Schekman, a US...
Tue, 10/12/2013 - 07:45
Headline has appointed a new digital publisher to “take creative ownership of Headline’s digital publishing and explore initiatives across all areas of the list”.
Clare Foss [pictured] will take on the role with immediate effect, and will be supported by Emily Griffin, who becomes digital assistant editor.
Tue, 10/12/2013 - 07:30
Macmillan Children’s Books has acquired the rights to two Moone Boy novels, based on the Sky 1HD show. "Moone Boy" is written by actor Chris O’Dowd and screenwriter Nick Vincent Murphy.
Venetia Gosling, publisher for six-plus at MCB, acquired world rights from Robert Kirby at United Agents, in...