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 retailers for the sale of ebooks may breach competition rules". However, it added: "The investigation is at an early stage and it should not be assumed that the parties involved have breached competition law." read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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University of East Anglia launches 50th anniversary creative writing project

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has announced a major strand of its ambitious CW50 anniversary campaign, which celebrates 50 years of creative writing at UEA.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-01 15:44:04 UTC ]
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J. K. Rowling launches Harry Potter at Home, casting a charm against quarantine boredom

Harry Potter at Home aims to be a new hub for parents and teachers in need of content to keep kids learning and entertained. J. K. Rowling is supplying a welcome dose of magic during the COVID-19 pandemic with Harry Potter at Home.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-04-01 14:20:14 UTC ]
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Indies Launch GoFundMe Campaigns to Survive Coronavirus Shutdown

Several indies have launched, with varying degrees of success, GoFundMe fundraising campaigns to help them raise funds to pay bills and employees during a national shutdown that may last for months. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-31 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Marotta launches NHS colouring download

Pavilion-published children's illustrator Millie Marotta has launched an initiative to get the nation colouring while supporting the NHS. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-28 05:25:36 UTC ]
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Racing Post Launches Digital Version After Coronavirus Puts Paper on Hold

The Racing Post, the sport’s daily trade newspaper, will relaunch a digital version of its print edition from Saturday, just Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2020-03-27 22:22:30 UTC ]
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Little, Brown 'librarians' launch book recommendation service

Little, Brown has launched a personalised book recommendation service on its social media channels. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Emma Press to host virtual book launch

Birmingham-based indie publisher The Emma Press is hosting a virtual book launch to mark the publication of Call and Response by Rachel Spence. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-26 15:11:54 UTC ]
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Author Anna James launches virtual bookclub

Pages & Co author Anna James has created an online and interactive middle-grade book club called The Bookwanderers Club, supported by her publisher HarperCollins Children's Books.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-26 10:05:59 UTC ]
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BBC Arts launches Culture in Quarantine with Big Books Weekend

BBC Arts has launched Culture in Quarantine, a virtual arts festival “rooted in the experience of national lockdown”, with highlights including "The Big Book Weekend", co-founded by Kit de Waal and Molly Flatt. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-25 12:02:11 UTC ]
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Unemployed NYC Booksellers Launch Online Bookstore

More than a dozen out-of-work booksellers in New York City have launched The Bookstore at the End of the World on Bookshop.org, to "make money doing what they do best." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Chang leaves The Good Literary Agency for David Higham

Niki Chang is leaving The Good Literary Agency (TLGA) to join David Higham Associates (DHA) in April as a literary agent. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-24 09:01:20 UTC ]
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Wainwright Prize launches new global conservation award

The Wainwright Prize for UK nature writing has launched a new award recognising narrative books that reflect conservation or climate change and how it impacts on nature and the outdoors. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-24 08:29:09 UTC ]
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Trade trio launches £10,000 crowdfunder for booksellers hit by Covid-19 crisis

Three members of the trade have launched a £10,000 crowdfunder raising money for hardship grants to help booksellers hit by the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-23 07:43:54 UTC ]
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Egmont to launch three-book children’s series by Aisha Bushby

Egmont is to publish a three-book middle-grade children’s series by Aisha Bushby, author of A Pocket of Stars.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Firm Behind Apple E-books Case Now Suing Amazon for Price Fixing

On March 19, lawyers from Hagens Berman filed a class action suit on behalf of consumers in the U.S. District Court in Seattle, accusing Amazon of a massive horizontal price fixing scheme involving its two million third-party sellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Cowell launches BookTrust Home Time for children during school closures

Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell has launched a digital hub with reading charity BookTrust to keep youngsters busy while schools are closed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Rolling Stone Launches IGTV Concert Series In Response to COVID-19

As the world continues to grapple with its temporary new normal, Rolling Stone wants to make sure its readers, and music fans, don’t miss out on their spring and summer concert plans. In an effort to leverage its access to musical artists across genres, the Penske Media brand launched an IGTV... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-03-20 14:28:37 UTC ]
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Audible Launches Audible Stories for Children and Teens While School is Out

Looking for ways to entertain kids and teens at home? Audible has launched Audible Stories, a free service that offers family-friendly educational and entertaining audiobook content. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Trade rallies to launch emergency hardship funds for authors and booksellers

The trade has pulled together to launch a series of emergency measures to support authors and booksellers affected financially as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-19 17:45:38 UTC ]
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National Literacy Trust launches online zone to support home learning as schools close

The National Literacy Trust has launched new online zone for parents to engage children and support learning at home, with author videos, poetry workshops and illustration sessions, as schools close across the UK.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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