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

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-11 04:10:24 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-06-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Book Riot | 2022-01-03 15:52:45 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-13 08:19:08 UTC ]
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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

[ The Washington Post | 2021-12-08 17:32:50 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-09 20:44:40 UTC ]
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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

[ Book Riot | 2021-11-02 10:39:00 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-25 18:43:56 UTC ]
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Saturday is Love your Bookshop Day. 5 reasons why readers keep coming back to independent book stores

We interviewed booksellers about their experience of the pandemic and their customers. Continue reading at The Conversation

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HarperCollins allows readers to manipulate GameStop story's e-book price

HarperNonFiction has launched an innovative marketing campaign for the early e-book release of Ben Mezrich’s The AntiSocial Network, which will allow readers to manipulate the title's price by micro trading in GameStop stock. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-13 00:36:07 UTC ]
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Beyond Goodreads: Four tools that help readers track their books

These websites and apps boost your reading speed, keep track of your personal library and recommend just the right book to fit your mood. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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8 of the Best Online Book Subscriptions

Check out the best online book subscriptions, for readers who want books delivered straight to their door, and readers who just want recommendations! Continue reading at Book Riot

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21 Books for the 21st Century: The Results of Our Readers’ Poll, by The Editors of WLT

Lit Lists Earlier this spring, the editors of WLT invited twenty-one writers to nominate a single book, published since the year 2000, that has had a major influence on their own work, along with a brief statement explaining their choice. We published... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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The Best History Book Subscription Boxes

We've rounded up a list of history book subscription boxes and services so that you can find the perfect box that will help you dive into the past. Continue reading at Book Riot

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36 of the Best Book Lover Quotes for Readers

When people ask why I love books, I can't always find the right words. Thankfully, others have done it for me with these book lover quotes. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Small Acts, Big Impact: 2021 Environmental Books for Young Readers

We spoke with authors and editors of forthcoming biographies about the importance of narrative nonfiction to educate and empower kids and teens about environmental issues. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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