International Publishing News

Updated over 8 years ago [ At: 2011-03-03 00:00:00 UTC]


Jobs go as A&R, Borders stores close

More than 2000 staff who work for the failed Borders and Angus & Robertson bookshop chains face a nervous month. Continue reading at 'The Sydney Morning Herald'

[ The Sydney Morning Herald | 2011-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Grisham moves from Random to Hodder

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 02/03/2011 - 08:43 John Grisham has switched publisher from Random House to Hodder & Stoughton, the publisher of his books aimed at younger readers. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EU Raids Digital Book Sellers in Cartel Investigation

The European Union’s competition regulators carried out unannounced inspections into various eBook companies on Tuesday. Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2011-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Magazine iPad App Launches Slow in First Two Months of 2011

The Association of Magazine Media (MPA) released a study following growth in magazine-created iPad Apps, tracking a decline from previous months’ numbers. Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Anjelica Huston memoir to Simon & Schuster

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 02/03/2011 - 07:54 Simon & Schuster UK will publish the memoir of Prizzi's Honour actress Anjelica Huston next year after buying her autobiography. S&S UK bought UK and Commonwealth rights including Australia from Cathryn Summerhayes in... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers express support for Gardners Hive

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 02/03/2011 - 15:24 Gardners has received backing for its Hive consumer website from publishers including Hachette UK's c.e.o. after it presented its new initiative to more than 300 publishers. The wholesaler has yet to confirm a live date for the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstone's parent buys stake in 'social bookselling' website

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 02/03/2011 - 08:44 HMV Group has "substantially" backed a social networking site called aNobii, which aims to help readers find buy and share books. The website, www.anobii.com, has existed since 2006 but was bought recently by internet... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Morpurgo and Wilson support new Guardian kids site

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Thu, 03/03/2011 - 07:22 Former children’s laureate Michael Morpurgo and Tracy Beaker author Jacqueline Wilson have spoken out in support of the Guardian’s new book website for children, which launches today [3rd March] on World Book Day. The site,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Random House US to bring 17K books to iBookstore

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 02/03/2011 - 18:05 Random House US is introducing 17,000 books to the iBookstore, several days after it announced it had moved to agency pricing. At this afternoon's Apple iPad event in San Francisco, Apple c.e.o. Steve Jobs said users have... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital book buyers 'more realistic' over ebook prices

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Thu, 03/03/2011 - 08:45 Half of all book buyers expect to pay less for ebooks, according to new research by Mintel, but those book readers who already own ebook devices have marginally more realistic expectations over price, suggesting that the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #agency terms #big publishers #ebook prices #book readers


AbeBooks acquires ZVAB.com

Publication Date: Wed, 02/03/2011 - 15:00 Rare and out-of-print books specialist AbeBooks is to acquire Zvab.com, the online marketplace for German rare antiquarian books. The company, which was itself bought by Amazon.com in 2008, reached an agreement with Mediantis AG to acquire the assets of... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pearson to investigate Libyan stake

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 01/03/2011 - 08:25 Pearson has begun a legal process to ascertain whether the stake held by its fifth biggest shareholder, the Libyan Investment Authority, needs to be frozen after the government moved to freeze the assets of Muammar Gaddafi... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Unsecured creditors owed £27.5m in REDgroup collapse

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 01/03/2011 - 08:40 Unsecured creditors including publishers and other suppliers to Australia and New Zealand's failed bookgroup chain REDgroup Retail are owed some AUS$44m (£27.46m) it has been revealed. Some stores also look set to close.... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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DEI Wire: The Daily Looks to Android …iPad 2.0 Launches This Week

AT&T is the current broadband network used by the Amazon reader. The Kindle 3G can hold up to 3,500 books and is sold at the retail price of $189. Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Emma Henderson picked as first Orange New Writers title

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 01/03/2011 - 15:50 The Orange New Writers Book of the Month promotion launches today [1st March] featuring Emma Henderson as the first writer to receive a month-long promotion in Waterstone's. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Bookshops may close

Borders and Angus & Robertson bookstores could begin closing across the country by the weekend with staff made redundant, as the administrators to the failed business try to stem the losses and save the group. Continue reading at 'The Sydney Morning Herald'

[ The Sydney Morning Herald | 2011-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HMV issues second profit warning

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 01/03/2011 - 09:28 The HMV Group has issued its second profit warning of the year and will breach a bank covenant test when it announces full year results in April. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Random House E-book Change May Pave Way to IBookstore

In an unexpected about-face, publisher Random House announced on Monday that it would adopt the agency model for ebook sales in the U.S., beginning March 1... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2011-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Random House UK to stay outside of agency despite US move

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 01/03/2011 - 09:53 Random House UK has said it will continue to evaluate options for ebook pricing but will not follow its US business in adopting the agency model. A statement from Random House US issued overnight said agency would... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #physical books #higher margin #random house #ebook pricing #agency model


More legal challenges launched over library closures

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 01/03/2011 - 15:52 The Campaign for the Book has launched a legal challenge over the widespread library closures, claiming culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has failed to comply with his duties under the 1964 Public Libraries and Museums Act.... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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