Tom Weldon: 'Book readers don't want subscription'

Penguin Random House's c.e.o. Tom Weldon has said the company will not be exploring subscription, as he is not convinced it is what readers want. Weldon, in conversation with The Bookseller's editor Philip Jones at today's FutureBook conference, said PRH UK is betting on three things for the future - books, kids and new ways of connecting authors and readers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Templar Books to publish cartoonist Tom Gauld's debut picture book

Bonnier Books UK's Templar imprint has acquired cartoonist Tom Gauld's first picture book, The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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'Don’t ask what’s wrong with the reader, what's wrong with the books?': writing for readers with dyslexia

From tinting their pages yellow to redesigning fonts, publisher Barrington Stoke is leading the way in dyslexia-friendly books. They and their authors – including Meg Rosoff and Anthony McGowan – explain the practicalitiesMainstream understanding of dyslexia has come a long way from the days... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: Skoobe: Subscription E-books Are Succeeding in Germany

E-book subscription services have been the subject of intense interest in North American publishing, especially with the failure of Oyster last month and the growing pains of rival service Scribd over the summer. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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E-book Subscription Service for Christian Books Launched

Entitle Books, an ebook subscription service, has launched Entitle Christian, devoted exclusively to Christian books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Reader does this question need a comma? A new book offers grammar help.

Roving grammarian Ellen Jovin helps settle questions about commas, split infinitives and more in “Rebel With a Clause” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Teens who mostly read paper books are better readers, a recent study says.

Sorry to Kindle loyalists: people who read paper books tend to be more advanced readers, according to a recent study of the reading habits of thousands of teens around the world. The study, conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, looked at the way teenagers in 30... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Bloom Books Is Helping Young Readers Grow

The new imprint from Ulysses Press aims to foster a love of reading in juvenile and young adult readers Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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15 Middle School Book Series to Delight Young Readers

No matter what the middle school reader in your life needs, there is definitely a book series to fill that void, including Front Desk by Kelly Yang and The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire #1) by Tui T. Sutherland. Continue reading at Book Riot

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The New York Public Library makes four banned books free nationwide on its e-reader app

The New York Public Library made four banned books available nationwide on SimplyE, its free-reader app. The titles include Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi and Catcher in the... Continue reading at Engadget

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London Book Fair: Finland’s Market Continues to Swing to Subscriptions

In 2021, Finland's consumer base bought two digital books for every single print book sold, the Finnish Book Exchange, FILI, reports. The post London Book Fair: Finland’s Market Continues to Swing to Subscriptions appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Connecting Readers with the Right Books: Closeup on Learn with NoveList

PW spoke with Danielle Borasky, v-p of NoveList, about the vision behind Learn with NoveList and why it’s the essential platform for today’s library staff. (Sponsored) Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Readers recommend their desert island books

Michael Dirda listed 66 books that give him a deep sense of contentment and well-being. Commenters had their own ideas. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Book readers have realised that you can’t replace the feel of turning a real page | Tim Adams

Record sales show that even the ability to carry thousands of books in one portable electronic device is not enoughIn 2009, when Amazon’s Kindle ebook was launched in the UK, it seemed impossible to imagine that a dozen years later booksellers would be reporting a record year of sales of... Continue reading at The Guardian

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The New York Times Announces Their Readers’ Pick for Best Book of the Past 125 Years

The New York Times Book Review marked their anniversary by asking readers to nominate the best book of the past 125 years. Here's the result. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Scholastic lands Pichon's new Tom Gates book to get kids drawing

Scholastic has landed a new Tom Gates book by Liz Pichon which aims to get everyone drawing in the UK as part of a national campaign. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Books make the best gifts. Here are seven surprising choices for the readers on your list.

Critic Michael Dirda’s picks include ‘Dear Highlights,’ ‘A Ray Bradbury Compendium’ and ‘American Christmas Stories’ Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Osman gets Readers Choice at Books Are My Bag awards

Richard Osman has won the Readers' Choice award at the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards for his record-breaking debut The Thursday Murder Club (Viking). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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My Trip to a Used Book Fair and 6 Reasons Romance Novels and Readers are the Best

These photos from a giant used book fair prove that romance novels are the best, and romance readers have the most fun. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Saqi Books launches marketing campaign to reach non-traditional readers

Publisher Saqi Books is working with the Reading Agency to provide samples of its new title, Rise, to less confident and reluctant readers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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