International Publishing News

Updated almost 10 years ago [ At: 2011-02-02 00:00:00 UTC]


IPA vice-president's offices come under attack amid Egyptian rioting

Written By: Lisa Campbell The vice-president of the International Publishing Association's offices came under heavy attack from government forces in Egypt this afternoon. A reporter at the Al Shorouk newspaper, owned by IPA vice-president Ibrahim El Moallem, said she and her colleagues,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Humphreys takes over from Ayrton as Serpent's Tail publisher

Written By: Benedicte Page Picador senior editor Sam Humphreys is to join Profile as publisher for imprint Serpent's Tail, leaving Pan Macmillan after nine years. Former publisher Pete Ayrton now takes the role of editor-at-large. Humphreys, the editor who acquired Emma Donoghue's hit novel... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Instapaper to Adopt Revamped Payment Sharing Service

Sustaining a publishing business on the Internet can be a tricky, as many readers expect content for free and adopt tools to strip out advertising. In an attempt... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2011-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #publishing business


Hounslow postpones library cuts

Written By: Benedicte Page Hounslow council has postponed proposals to save money by cutting eight libraries, after a public consultation showed a majority of residents wanted to keep them all. The Hounslow Chronicle reports however that campaigners say libraries are not yet safe, as the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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The Daily's $30 Million Launch: Archetype for Tablet Success or the Next Portfolio?

Apple kept mum on its highly anticipated digital subscription plan during a press conference today at the Guggenheim in New York City announcing News Corp.'s new tablet publication The Daily (which is available in the App Store as of noon Eastern), but News Corp. Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dire January fails to thaw frozen early 2010 sales

Written By: Philip Stone Spending at UK booksellers in January 2011 was up just 0.7% on a dire January last year when the "big freeze" plunged book sales to a five-year low. According to Nielsen BookScan data, £108.6m was spent at UK booksellers in the four weeks to 29th January, up just... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #volume sales #big freeze #uk booksellers #29th january


Amazon.co.uk picks Rising Stars

Written By: Charlotte Williams Amazon.co.uk has selected books published by Myriad Editions, Fig Tree, Atlantic Books and Simon & Schuster as its four Rising Stars for this quarter. Snowdrops by A D Miller (Atlantic Books) is currently the featured book, with a Q&A with Miller on the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #titles chosen #rising stars #simon schuster #atlantic books #fig tree #myriad editions


ASA drops W H Smith R&J book club ad complaint

Written By: Lisa Campbell A complaint against a W H Smith advert for the Richard and Judy Book Club has not been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority. The television broadcast, promoting the husband-and wife team’s exclusive deal with W H Smith to run Richard and Judy’s Book Club,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #lisa campbell


Murdoch's iPad-Ready The Daily Debuts: 5 Things to Know

Can The Daily save journalism? The iPad-friendly e-newspaper officially rolls off the press (kinda) Wednesday. Here are five things to know about the News Corp. and Apple endeavor. Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2011-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Quercus increases market share by more than 100%

Written By: Lisa Campbell Quercus has announced that its market share has increased by 103% in a year. The publishing group responsible for Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium Trilogy, revealed the group dominated 1.37%, up from 0.66% in 2009 in a market that declined by 1.7%. Quercus chief... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #mark smith #stieg larsson #market share


Nearly a third of shoppers have "no spare cash"

Written By: Lisa Campbell The highest number of shoppers since records began have "no spare cash" to spend, it has been revealed. Statistics released in the latest Consumer Confidence Survey today (2nd February) by the Nielsen Company have found that nearly a third of shoppers reported they... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #year earlier #disposable income #statistics released #records began #highest number #lisa campbell


Apple confirms rule change over ebook apps

Written By: Philip Jones Apple has confirmed that it wants a cut of Amazon's Kindle sales made via its iPad and iPhone apps. The giant hardware company has said that it will no longer allow apps to sell content via a separate browser link, unless customers are also given the option of... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #sell content #ebook apps


Jamie back on top as Costa winner shows mutability

Written By: Philip stone Jamie Oliver's Jamie's 30-minute Meals (Michael Joseph) has returned to the summit of the Official UK Top 50 after a three-week hiatus. The bestselling hardback non-fiction book since records began sold 37,407 copies in the seven days to 29th January, up 77%... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #total sales #29th january


OFT launches investigation into agency pricing

Written By: Charlotte Williams The Office of Fair Trading has announced an enquiry into the ebook agency model, following what it described as a "significant number of complaints". The OFT said the investigation is "into whether arrangements that certain publishers have put in place with some... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Random House buys book on BP oil crisis

Written By: Charlotte Williams Random House Books has acquired one of the first books on the Gulf of Mexico oil leak, Spills and Spin: The Inside Story of BP by Reuters oil-industry reporter Tom Bergin. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Juliet Rogers to leave Murdoch Books

Written By: Graeme Neill Juliet Rogers, chief executive of food and illustrated publisher Murdoch Books, is stepping down from the publisher with immediate effect after 10 years in charge. She will be replaced by Bruce Haslett, who ran the Time Magazine and Sports Illustrated businesses of... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #murdoch books #time magazine


Essex libraries: hours cut but no closures

Written By: Benedicte Page Essex county council has vowed not to close any of its libraries, or to cut back its mobile library destinations. But consultation is to begin next month on proposals to reduce opening hours to 54 of its 73 libraries. Jeremy Lucas, cabinet member for heritage, culture... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #cut back #library service


HMV begins store closure programme

Written By: Lisa Campbell Nine HMV stores have shut their doors as the music retailer begins it's programme of closures. The HMV Group announced at the beginning of the year it would shut 40 HMV stores and 20 Waterstone's shops within 12 months in a bid to cut costs, and it has begun to close... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #cut costs #lisa campbell


Leahy Reintroduces Bill to Restore Reader Privacy Protections

One month before controversial portions of the USA Patriot Act are set to expire, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) last week reintroduced a reauthorization bill that would restore protections for reader privacy that were eliminated by the Act in 2001. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Two buys for Allfrey at Granta

Written By: Charlotte Williams Granta magazine's deputy editor Ellah Allfrey has made two acquisitions for Granta Books: a book on the Rwanda genocide and a collection of American short stories. Of Martin Kimani's The Work of War, for which Allfrey bought world rights excluding north America... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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