Fri, 17/05/2013 - 17:26
Keith Smith from Warwick and Kenilworth Bookshops has criticised HMRC and the government for allowing Amazon to pay a tiny amount of corporation tax in the UK in comparison to its UK sales.
The comment came after a barrage of media reports...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 09:48
Universities minister David Willetts this week praised the “genuine added value” of the academic publishing industry during a session of intense questioning from the House of Commons business, innovation and skills (BIS) committee as it probed the implications of the government’s Open Access policy. However, he said non-...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 09:40
A “strong and diverse” shortlist for the Goldsboro Books and Historical Writers Association debut historical fiction prize 2013 has been revealed.
Judges have already predicted a hard-fought contest between titles to claim the final prize, with Goldsboro Books owner David Headley saying “picking a winner will be...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 12:00
Major publishers are donating e-books to the Get London Reading Campaign, backed by Nook.
Hachette UK, HarperCollins, Penguin and Random House have signed up to donate titles from bestselling children’s authors, including Michael Morpurgo’s A Medal for Leroy (HarperCollins) and Roald Dahl’s Charlie and...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 09:40
Amazon.co.uk paid £3.2m in UK tax last year, after making £7.7m in profit, according to accounts filed at Companies House today (15th May). Its turnover for the year to 31st December 2012 was put at £320m.
Both profits and turnover figures represented year-on-year rises, with profit up over 500% and turnover up 54...
Wed, 15/05/2013 - 10:20
Supermarkets, Amazon and Waterstones have hailed successful first day sales of Dan Brown's Inferno yesterday (14th May), with Amazon predicting the novel's sales could even surpass Brown's previous books. However many independents said deep discounts by the big retailers made it impossible to compete.
Tue, 14/05/2013 - 09:15
Dan Brown fans queued from early this morning outside Waterstones Piccadilly in central London ahead of the store's 8am opening to sell copies of Inferno, published today (14th May).
Ben Morgan, a bookseller from Foyles [pictured] who had been waiting in the queue for three hours, said: "I collect first edition...
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 08:10
A graphic novel about refugees forced to flee their homeland has won the inaugural Little Rebels Children’s Book Award, given by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers.
Azzi In Between by Sarah Garland (Frances Lincoln) was praised by judges for its power and simplicity, as well as tackling a topical and important subject...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 15:29
Waterstones has said it will be the first retailer to go on sale with signed copies of Dan Brown's new novel Inferno on publication next Tuesday (14th May).
The chain's flagship Piccadilly store will open at 8am on the day of publication with 200 signed copies to sell on a first-come, first basis to customers, who will only be...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 12:05
Endeavour Press has rushed out an e-book on the topic of which players would make up Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson’s "ultimate team" over the course of his 26 years in charge at the club.
The e-book, written by sorts journalist Andrew Kirby and priced at £1.99, has been published today through Amazon....