International Publishing News

Updated about 8 years ago [ At: 2012-02-20 00:00:00 UTC]


Vaizey to give evidence in library inquiry

Culture minister Ed Vaizey will be interviewed by the culture, media and sport select committee... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-book pricing is a 'Catch-22' situation

Publishers are continuing to experiment with ebook pricing, as sales and marketing teams balance... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Athill, Donoghue on Sunday Times story longlist

A story told through the texts of two lovers is up against tales written by bestselling authors... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Schools' ebook enquiries 'through the roof'

E-book enquiries from schools have gone "through the roof", according to library... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Ellen Feldman novel for Picador

Picador has acquired the next novel by Orange Prize-shortlisted novelist Ellen Feldman, with the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A view from the top: Magazine leaders give their take on the ABCs

The latest figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations for the last six months of 2011once again highlight the challenges facing traditional publishers in the digital era. The business - in the UK at least - is not for the faint hearted, but it remains full of opportunities. Continue reading at 'Media Week'

[ Media Week | 2012-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #digital era #audit bureau #latest figures


Alma to set sail with Lightship author

Alma Books has acquired a debut novel set in the swamps of Louisiana, after discovering the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Brent terminates Willesden Bookshop lease

Willesden Bookshop is searching for new premises after Brent council plans to develop the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Critic's Notebook: What is fact, what is fiction?

'The Lifespan of a Fact' lays out a thought-provoking debate of the issue between authors John D'Agata and Jim Fingal.The key passage in John D'Agata and Jim Fingal's "The Lifespan of a Fact" (W.W. Norton: 124 pp., $17.95 paper) comes late in the book, during an exchange on the role of fact in... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #literary journalism #creative nonfiction


Book review: 'Watergate'

Thomas Mallon's novel deftly paints a picture of 1970s America and adds an imaginative back story to the characters.Watergate Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book review: 'The American Way of Eating' by Tracie McMillan

Tracie McMillan takes us to agricultural fields, Wal-Mart and Applebee's, where she works short stints and tries to eat healthfully on meager pay.The American Way of Eating Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bringing Synergy Back

The word synergy, in the world of book publishing, feels like a term that died in the ’90s. Back then, almost every publisher housed within a media conglomerate was touting the ways it would use its TV-making or movie-making sister companies to sell books. Fox would boost HarperCollins.... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: HarperCollins Is Said to Acquire Rights to Amanda Knox Memoir

Many in the publishing world were convinced that Ms. Knox's story would be a huge best seller, overcoming concerns that she may not be a sympathetic figure to some of the public. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2012-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Technology at The Forefront of Upbeat Toy Fair

The approximately 30 publishers exhibiting at the 2012 New York International Toy Fair, held at the Javits Center, February 11–15, saw full aisles and strong orders for the first time in several years. The Toy Industry Association’s preliminary figures estimated attendance was up 4%, to 34,000.... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fnac sales fall 3.2% in 2011

The leading French cultural products chain Fnac has reported a dismal performance in 2011, even... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: Release Date Moved Up for Shadid Book

The Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter, who died Thursday while reporting in Syria, was to have embarked soon on a 20-city tour to promote his new book. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2012-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The democratization of higher ed. continues: $49 e-textbook launches

In early summer 2011, Nature Publishing Group's Educational branch debuted its "born digital" textbook Principles of Biology, which would cost the student only $49 and contribute to the movement to democratize higher education with technology. Nature's approach was so different that it basically... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2012-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries, Tech-Smart Authors, and the Coming Digital Apocalypse

Whatever else can be said about Tools of Change, O’Reilly Media’s traveling road show on publishing and technological change, it seems to come along just when a concentrated dose of discussion—or perhaps muted confrontation—is needed. Over the course of the three-day conference in New York City,... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Evolving Role of the Sales Rep

In the past few years everything about the book business has changed, and with it the role of the rep, or district manager, as many are now known. In part that’s a reflection of how ordering has changed, especially with the increasing adoption of Edelweiss, the interactive publishers’ catalogue... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Are Teens Embracing E-books?

A recent PubTrak survey from R.R. Bowker indicated that teens remain reluctant when it comes to ebooks. Accustomed to social media, they find that electronic stories have “too many restrictions,” according to the report. But many industry players—agents, booksellers, publishers, and authors—are... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #ya fiction #digital sales