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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Transworld postpones launch of Ruth Jones' second novel until September

The publication of Ruth Jones' second novel Us Three (Transworld) has been postponed from 14th May to 3rd September to avoid jeopardising promotional plans for book following the coronavirus outbreak.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-13 08:31:32 UTC ]
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Polari Prize launches tour to celebrate 10 year anniversary

The Polari Prize will celebrate a decade of championing fresh literary talent this year with a UK tour for its literary salon as submissions open for its flagship First Book Prize.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-12 11:36:23 UTC ]
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Jessica Kingsley Publishers launches writing prize for trans and non-binary writers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers has launched a non-fiction writing prize for trans and non-binary writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-12 09:48:12 UTC ]
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WaterBrook Launches Gift Books Line

Random House’s WaterBrook imprint will debut six Christian gift books and products in the fall through its new line, Ink & Willow. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Quibi unveils 51 shows ready to stream when it launches in April

Quibi, the new short-form video streaming service led by Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg, has released a list of 51 shows that will be available when it launches next month. Quibi plans to offer 175 original shows and 8,500 short-form episodes called “quick bites” within its first year. When... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-03-10 11:05:18 UTC ]
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“Books Find Their Way to Readers”: The Barcelona Literacy Agency Casanovas & Lynch

I SIT WITH María Lynch and Sandra Pareja in the sixth-story office of Casanovas & Lynch, a literary agency in the Gràcia neighborhood of Barcelona. Lynch is a partner at the agency, Pareja does foreign rights, and both of them are also literary agents. We talk about the many roles an agent... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-03-06 13:30:42 UTC ]
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Hurst launches Afterwords podcast to celebrate 50 years

Hurst Publishers has launched a podcast called “Afterwords”, celebrating six groundbreaking books published during its 50-year history. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-05 01:10:05 UTC ]
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A new site for headline-inspired fiction launches today with stories by Carmen Maria Machado, Colum McCann, and more.

We can’t stop telling stories about pandemics, even as we wait for one to hit us. As coronavirus spreads across the world, so have headlines about the ways that storytellers, from those in Babylonia to contemporary novelists and Hollywood, have used infectious disease for narrative effect. The... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-02 16:51:35 UTC ]
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Amazon's Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite drop back to all-time low prices

Amazon's latest Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite are back down to their lowest prices since Black Friday. The newest Kindle Paperwhite is now $85, instead of the usual $130, while the latest standard Kindle is $60, instead of the usual list price of $90.... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-03-02 13:55:00 UTC ]
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Fitzcarraldo Editions, Giramondo and New Directions launch $10,000 Novel Prize

Fitzcarraldo Editions, Giramondo and New Directions are launching The Novel Prize, a $10,000 biennial award for book-length fiction by published or unpublished authors. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-02 09:34:44 UTC ]
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Canongate to launch Letters of Note audio editions

Canongate is launching audio editions of Letters of Note for the first time, described as a “collection of the world’s most entertaining, inspiring and powerful letters” read by an all-star cast. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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New Directions Launches New Classics Club

New Directions Publishing has unveiled a subscription program it hopes will link readers to current publications the press believes are destined for classic status. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Launching Your Audience Engagement Strategy: Lessons From Krautreporter’s Playbook

German news publisher Krautreporter has produced a resource to help other news organisations with audience engagement. The publisher is a Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Beano launches special comic for World Book Day

Beano is today (Wednesday 26th February) launching a special comic in support of World Book Day (WBD) (March 5th) with a free £1 WBD token. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The revolution will now be televised: How leftist streaming service Means TV timed its launch perfectly

The emerging left media—currently spread across the digital media landscape—are uniting to deliver an alternative to corporate, centrist news and entertainment. Sitting in a small Bronx apartment back in early 2018, it would be difficult to picture the world today. As Naomi Burton and Nick Hayes... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-02-26 07:00:23 UTC ]
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Unbound launches memoir from Coppafeel! founder Kris Hallenga

Unbound has launched memoir How to Glitter a Turd from Coppafeel! founder Kris Hallenga. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-25 23:24:09 UTC ]
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CBLDF Launches Rory Root Comics Retailer Grants

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund plans to create the Rory D. Root Comics Ambassador Grant, a program designed to support community building by retailers, named in honor of the late Rory Root, an influential Berkeley comics retailer noted for his pioneering embrace of book trade practices and... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-25 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Christian Publishing Veterans Launch Consulting Firm

Longtime Christian publishing executives David Moberg and Byron Williamson are starting a consulting firm, Moberg | Williamson Consulting, which will serve mass media clients including publishers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-21 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The Soho Agency promotes De Pass and O’Grady to associate agents

The Soho Agency has promoted Marina de Pass and Niamh O’Grady to associate agents. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-20 04:38:39 UTC ]
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Headline and Koomson launch open casting call for black female audiobook narrators

Headline and Dorothy Koomson have launched "Find My Verity", an open casting call designed to bring more black female voices into the world of audiobooks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-17 06:25:35 UTC ]
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