International Publishing News

Updated over 9 years ago [ At: 2011-02-18 00:00:00 UTC]


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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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 ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #remaining shares #lonely planet #guidebook publisher


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 ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #jacqueline wilson #public lending #most-borrowed list


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 ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #commercial non-fiction #wide range #commercial imprint #orion launches


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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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 ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #consumer website #begun consulting #independent booksellers #books sold


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 ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #economic downturn


Virago to publish newly discovered Daphne du Maurier stories

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 18/02/2011 - 08:18 Virago is publishing a new collection of 13 early short stories by Daphne du Maurier, including five discovered by a Cornish bookseller and du Maurier enthusiast. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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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 ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #luxton harris #jonathan harris #illustrated memoir #language rights #acquired world


Even $600 is too much for many gadget geeks to pay for Motorola XOOM

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Late yesterday I asked: "Would you pay $600 for the Motorola XOOM tablet?" Whoa, did you respond. Reaction is mixed, but those of you who own Android phones, particularly Motorola models, are more likely to answer "Yes." However, plenty of readers still wouldn't pay $600... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2011-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reed Elsevier declines by 1%

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 17/02/2011 - 09:32 Adjusted operating profit at Reed Elsevier declined by 1% to £1.56bn in 2010 as the publisher spoke of "encouraging" prospects for the year ahead. Revenue was flat at £6.06bn across the whole company, although at Elsevier,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #disposable income #year ahead #modest growth


Google One Pass gives back what Apple's iPad subscription plan takes away

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Well, that didn't take long. One day after Apple dropped its subscription plan bomb on suspicious publishers, Google officially countered with One Pass. Google strips out the onerous restrictions Apple imposes. It's a brilliant marketing response, and aptly timed with new... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2011-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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W&N acquires Neil Oliver tie-in

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 17/02/2011 - 12:06 Weidenfeld & Nicolson is to publish a BBC TV tie-in by archaeologist, historian and TV presenter Neil Oliver. W&N illustrated editor-in-chief Michael Dover acquired world (Europe and Far East exclusive) rights to... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pan Mac acquires "Vesper Lynd" secret agent biog

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 17/02/2011 - 12:05 Pan Macmillan has acquired a biography of the first woman to work as a British secret agent in the Second World War, outbidding Penguin at auction. Editorial director Georgina Morley bought UK and British Commonwealth... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #winston churchill #casino royale #ian fleming #book tells #andrew lownie #world war


More over-50s own e-readers than youngsters

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 17/02/2011 - 13:50 More people aged over 55 own e-readers than the younger generation, according to a new study on digital reading habits. Data released by research company OnePoll shows 6% of readers in the over-55 category–equivalent to... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Australia's largest bookselling chains fall into administration

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Thu, 17/02/2011 - 09:34 The Australian book trade has been hit by the surprise collapse of REDgroup, which owns the country's largest bookshop chain Angus & Robertson, as well as Borders and the Whitcoulls chain of newsagencies in New Zealand. It... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Pan Mac acquires "dystopian fantasy" series

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 17/02/2011 - 09:02 Pan Macmillan imprint Tor UK has acquired world English language rights to a "dystopian fantasy" series by debut author Jay Kristoff. Editorial director Julie Crisp bought the titles in association with associate... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Diagram Prize shortlist announced

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Fri, 18/02/2011 - 00:01 A Mills & Boon bonkbuster, an examination of the ongoing debate surrounding organ procurement, and a guide to managing a dental practice in a Mongol warlord kind of way, are among the titles vying for the Diagram Prize... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Announces Subscription Service

Google announced today the creation of a service, Google One Pass, which will allow publishers to set their own prices and terms for the sale of digital content. Eric Schmidt introduced this new service at Humboldt University in Berlin. Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #digital content


OverDrive Library E-book Reader Now Optimized for IPad

OverDrive Media Console--the iPhone app that lets users check out and read ebooks from their local libraries--has been upgraded to a universal app optimized for... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2011-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #read ebooks #iphone app