Tickets for Elton John Waterstones book signing sell out in 10 seconds

Tickets for Elton John's book signing at Waterstones Piccadilly sold out in less than 10 seconds when they went on sale yesterday. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Neil and Childs leave Waterstone's

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 28/06/2011 - 11:38 Waterstone’s commercial director Michael Neil and operations director Roger Childs have left the bookseller today (28th June) with “immediate effect”. Neil joined the company from book wholesaler Bertrams earlier this year and... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pottermore defends selling ebooks directly

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 27/06/2011 - 08:53 Pottermore has responded to retailers' frustrations over being unable to sell the Harry Potter ebooks, saying the idea was to "ensure ease of availability across all reading devices". read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Healthy Planet opens Books For Free shops

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 27/06/2011 - 08:34 A green charity offering books for free aims to open an outlet in every town in the UK, and has called on publishers to donate titles. The Booksellers Association has come out in support of the programme run by Healthy Planet,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Call for more indies to sign up for IBW

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 27/06/2011 - 08:37 A London indie has called for more retailers to sign up to Independent Booksellers Week next year to help increase publicity for the event. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Beyond 'Event' Book Marketing

How do you promote a book effectively at a time when ebooks may stay in print indefinitely, but not have a physical presence in a store? Internet book marketer FSB Associates has just launched Amplify, a marketing strategy that brings together a list of related titles and creates a Web community... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Confirmed: J K Rowling to sell Harry Potter ebooks exclusively from Pottermore website

Written By: Philip Jones and Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 23/06/2011 - 11:53 J K Rowling has confirmed that she will release paid-for ebook versions of her incredibly successful Harry Potter books from her new website Pottermore "in partnership with J K Rowling’s publishers... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstone's takeover given go-ahead by shareholders

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 23/06/2011 - 16:00 HMV Group shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the sale of Waterstone's to Alexander Mamut, clearing the way for the bookseller to become independent. In a vote held today at its general meeting, 99.96% of shareholders... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstone's backs Evening Standard literacy campaign

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 23/06/2011 - 13:59 Waterstone's has pledged at least £10,000 to the Evening Standard's Get London Reading campaign. The bookseller has agreed to donate all profits it makes tomorrow (24th June) from the sale of children's books in its 52 stores... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Zinio Partners with Recorded Books for Digital Mags in Libraries

Zinio announced today its partnership with Recorded Books, making thousands of digital magazines accessible in public libraries throughout the US, Canada, Australia and UK. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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J.K. Rowling Conjures Up Potter E-Books

After years of refusing to release her boy-wizard books in electronic format, Harry Potter mastermind J.K. Rowling is finally taking the digital plunge, launching an online store that will sell Harry Potter ebooks directly to consumers and a social-networking site designed to keep the Potter... Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2011-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon.com signs deal for McBain backlist

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 22/06/2011 - 15:24 Amazon Publishing has bought almost 50 titles from crime author Ed McBain. The retailer's Thomas & Mercer crime imprint will publish 35 titles in his 87th Precinct series in print, digital and audio in autumn 2011. It will... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Editors "need digital vision" for their books

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 21/06/2011 - 11:46 Editors need to have a "vision" of how the content can be used beyond the traditional book, otherwise they risk losing control of the book to the "digital department", Publishers Launch London heard today. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bennett among donors to NLT book auction

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 21/06/2011 - 11:08 Alan Bennett, Jilly Cooper and Joanna Trollope are among the authors donating books with personal inscriptions to an auction to raise funds for the National Literacy Trust (NLT). Sixteen authors have donated titles, many from... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Goodwin inaugural winner of East Midlands Book Award

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 21/06/2011 - 11:30 Mark Goodwin was the “surprise” winner of the first ever East Midland Book Award, presented last night at the Lowdham Book Festival. His poetry book Shod (Nine Arches) beat 45 other entries to receive an engraved trophy and a... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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British Library signs partnership deal with Google

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Mon, 20/06/2011 - 09:43 The British Library has signed a deal with Google, which will see one of the largest collections of books and pamphlets in the world made available and searchable online for the first time. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fiction Rules E-Books

Fiction is the leading sales driver of ebooks, and just how dominant that segment has been is clearly seen in a new market study just released by Bowker. According to "2010–2011 U.S. Book Consumer Demographics & Buying Behaviors Annual Review," fiction accounted for 61% of unit sales in 2010... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Selling Abroad: Vargas, Lackberg, The Casts

In France, bestselling author Fred Vargas landed at #1 with a new Commissaire Adamsberg mystery, The Furious Army. Penguin will release a paperback edition of an earlier Adamsberg novel, An Uncertain Plan, in the U.S. in October, but has not yet acquired rights to the newest title. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-06-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Six shortlisted as Royal Society kids' book prize returns

Written By: Rachel Bradley Publication Date: Fri, 17/06/2011 - 08:07 A guide to astronomy and a pop-up guide to how the world works are among the shortlisted titles for the first Royal Society Young People's Book Prize in three years. The £10,000 prize was not awarded between 2008 and 2010 due... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Accent buys book by progeria-sufferer Okines

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 16/06/2011 - 15:40 Accent Press has bought world rights to a memoir by Hayley Okines, who suffers from a rare genetic condition that means she ages eight times faster than healthy people. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Goldsboro Books set for "record-breaking" year

Publication Date: Thu, 16/06/2011 - 09:10 Goldsboro Books has revealed it is on-track for a record-breaking financial year after moving premises in March. The 12-year-old independent London bookshop, which specialises in first edition signed copies, said May prevailed as its “best ever” month... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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