International Publishing News

Updated over 8 years ago [ At: 2011-02-21 00:00:00 UTC]


Borders Bankruptcy to Ripple Through Industry

The book publishing industry was just beginning to grapple last week with the many repercussions the Borders Group Chapter 11 filing will bring to all facets of the industry. The most immediate impact, of course, is the loss of revenue associated with the bankruptcy itself. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mantel on Sunday Times short story longlist

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 21/02/2011 - 08:40 Man Booker winner Hilary Mantel and Susan Hill are among the writers longlisted for the £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award 2011. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lewisham campaigners press Hunt to intervene on closures

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 21/02/2011 - 09:00 Lewisham library campaigners have renewed their call for secretary of state Jeremy Hunt to intervene over the borough's library closures. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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iPad is not a PC

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Last week, DisplaySearch joined Canalys classifying iPad as a personal computer. Canalys claims that iPad lifts Apple to third place in global PC market share. DisplaySearch puts Apple No. 1 in the United States by similar reckoning. The Apple fan club of bloggers and... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2011-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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O'Donnell lauded at Irish BA conference

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 21/02/2011 - 15:40 Gina O’Donnell of Dublin independent Hodges Figgis has been honoured with The O’Brien Press Bookseller of The Year Award in Ireland after an “overwhelming” number of votes. O’Donnell, who has worked there for more than 30... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bradford latest council to announce library closures

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Mon, 21/02/2011 - 15:41 A fifth of libraries across Yorkshire face the axe with Bradford the latest city in the region to announce closures. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Downward Trend in Bookstore Sales Continues

Bookstore sales fell in 2010, although not as much as many had feared, helped in part by a holiday rally that pushed sales up by 5.3% and 2.3% in November and December, respectively. For 2010, bookstore sales were down 1.4%, to $16.5 billion, the third consecutive year that store sales have... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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No Exit acquires hitman thriller

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 21/02/2011 - 08:28 No Exit has bought a new book by an author whose previous novel has been adapted as a thriller starring Oscar-nominated actor Ryan Gosling. Publishing director Ion Mills bought UK and Commonwealth rights, including digital, to... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Michael O'Mara to publish book on sitcom pioneers

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 21/02/2011 - 08:47 Michael O'Mara has acquired an anthology about the writers of "Hancock's Half Hour" and "Steptoe and Son", dubbed "the fathers of the British sitcom". Commissioning editor Kate Moore bought world rights with Elly James of... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Media Equation: 2 Platforms, With 2 Sets of Problems

Magazine publishers have a tough choice: an exclusive, pricey deal with the wildly popular Apple conduit, or Google’s open, less expensive and less trafficked vehicle. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2011-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple's Subscriptions Service Upsets the Cart

Analysis: The 30 percent cut on digital content sold through iTunes is freaking out some publishers and media developers, but it may ultimately be a healthy move. Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2011-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Double trouble for Borders' gift vouchers

Anger as customers at Borders and Angus & Robertson told they must spend double the amount on their gift certificates at the failed booksellers. Continue reading at 'The Sydney Morning Herald'

[ The Sydney Morning Herald | 2011-02-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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TIME For a Makeover

Tomorrow, TIME Magazine will show off its makeover. After months of trial, the editors of TIME have created a new version of the iconic magazine. Though some of the publication remains the same, other features will be transformed. Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-02-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Wheelers exit Lonely Planet as BBC assumes full control

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 18/02/2011 - 16:55 Lonely Planet founders Tony and Maureen Wheeler have ended their ties with Lonely Planet, the guidebook publisher they founded in 1973. BBC Worldwide acquired 75% of the publisher in 2007 for £89m, and has now paid a... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Possible Apple Investigation?

According to the Wall Street Journal, publishing companies aren’t the only groups weary of Apple’s new subscription app model for the iPad tablet. Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-02-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kids dominant in most-borrowed list

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 18/02/2011 - 08:29 The case for the importance of libraries to children's reading is backed up by the latest library loan figures released by the Public Lending Right (PLR), which show children's authors dominant among the most borrowed... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Orion launches new commercial imprint

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 18/02/2011 - 08:20 Orion has launched a new imprint, Swordfish, publishing a wide range of commercial non-fiction as well as a small selection of fiction. Non-fiction publishing director Rowland White will take on the role of publisher. Six... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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CUP publishing staff reject 2% pay increase

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 18/02/2011 - 08:15 Publishing staff at Cambridge University Press (CUP) have voted to reject a pay increase of 2%. The proposed pay increase, which CUP has described as reasonable and in line with other pay settlements, has led the Unite union to... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indies could earn as much as 30% from books sold via Gardners' Hive

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 18/02/2011 - 16:30 Book wholesaler Gardners has begun consulting with independent booksellers over the direction of its consumer website, with one option revealing that booksellers could earn as much as 30% when books are sold at their full RRP.... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Michael Joseph acquires Tom Daley memoir

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 18/02/2011 - 08:10 Michael Joseph has acquired world all language rights to an illustrated memoir by 16-year-old Olympic and Commonwealth diver Tom Daley. Commissioning editor Daniel Bunyard made the deal with Jonathan Harris of Luxton... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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