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  • BISG calls for reduction in books tax

    Katie Morhen, 09 Nov 2011

    An Australian lobbying group may alter the course of book retailing in the country if a call for the abolishment of a books tax is heeded by government. In its recommendations to the

    09 Nov 2011

  • Blade Runner art-book reaches crowdfunding goal

    An art-book inspired by the 1982 Ridley Scott classic Blade Runner has reached its crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter. Illustrator James O (a nom de plume), of Chicago,

    25 Nov 2013

  • Bloomsbury in $6.5m takeover deal to bolster US presence

    Katie Morhen, 03 Apr 2012

    In a bid to improve its presence as an academic publisher in the US, Bloomsbury Publishing Inc has settled an acquisition deal for $6.5 million (£4 million), it was announced yesterday (April 2nd)....

    03 Apr 2012

  • Bloomsbury in imprint branding shake-up

    Helen Clifford, 14 Nov 2012

    Bloomsbury Publishing has laid out plans to rename a number of its academic imprints over the coming months.  As The Bookseller reports, its Continuum brand

    14 Nov 2012

  • Book inspired movies dominate Oscar nominations

    Katie Morhen, 26 Jan 2012

    The 2012 Academy Awards nominations have been dominated by films based on literary works. Six of the nine nominations for Best Picture are film recreations of works of fiction, including Kathryn

    26 Jan 2012

  • Book publishing drives comic company’s revenue

    Katie Morhen, 16 Dec 2011

    A comic book and magazine publishing house based in Dundee has seen its group revenue increase as books helped drive the growth. DC Thomson, the brand behind the Beano and Dandy, proved their

    16 Dec 2011

  • BookBenches take centre stage in London

    The London Book Fair, 21 Nov 2013

    London is one of the literary capitals of the world, but even the most avid of readers would not have expected to see so-called BookBenches pop-up around the city.

    21 Nov 2013

  • Booker Prize Winners to appear at Oxford Literary Festival

    Helen Clifford, 11 Jan 2013

    The Oxford literary Festival has confirmed that Booker Prize-winning author Julian Barnes is to appear at this year's event, lining up alongside Hilary Mantel who

    11 Jan 2013

  • Books Are My Bag campaign deadline nears

    Helen Clifford, 30 Apr 2013

    Booksellers across the UK are readying themselves for the end of a special campaign that aims to provide readers with a special bag. The Books Are My Bag

    30 Apr 2013

  • Books by domestic writers approved for use in Tanzanian schools

    Katie Morris, 03 Dec 2012

    English-language books written by domestic authors have been approved for use across schools in Tanzania.  As IppMedia.com reports, titles published by

    03 Dec 2012

  • Books to thank for bumper box office

    Book-to-movie deals appear to be giving Hollywood a much needed boost. Figures released by Box Office Mojo, which compiles data from the movie industry around the world,

    04 Dec 2013

  • Bookseller causes stir after dropping apostrophe

    Katie Morhen, 13 Jan 2012

    One the UK’s leading booksellers has caused something of a media storm after it dropped the apostrophe from its brand name as part of a move to make it more digital-friendly. Waterstones announced...

    13 Jan 2012

  • Bookseller closes high street doors ahead of digital expansion

    A Christian bookseller has revealed it will close most of its high street stores to focus on the expansion of its digital division, it has been reported. Wesley Owen will close all but one or two of...

    01 Feb 2012

  • Bookseller to pawn off publishing division

    Katie Morhen, 05 Jan 2012

    A leading bookseller is believed to be selling its publishing division amid steep competition from an online retailer as it plans to expand its digital platform instead, it was reported today...

    05 Jan 2012

  • Bookseller to separate digital division

    Katie Morhen, 06 Jan 2012

    The number one bookseller in the US is looking to separate its digital division in an effort to capitalise on the success of its e-reader, it was announced yesterday (January 5th). Barnes & Noble has...

    06 Jan 2012

  • Boston church to sell historical books?

    Helen Clifford, 05 Dec 2012

    The congregation of a Boston church is considering selling two of the first books ever printed in the US in an effort to make much-needed repairs to the

    05 Dec 2012

  • Boys closing gap on girls in reading stakes

    Katie Morhen, 01 Mar 2012

    Boys have caught up with girls in terms of reading ability in the UK, new research from Dundee University suggests. The study looked at which children's books 213,000 youngsters across

    01 Mar 2012

  • Brand new literary festival launches in Congo

    Helen Clifford, 13 Feb 2013

    Today (February 13th) sees the launch of the inaugural 'Brazzaville' literary and film festival in Congo's Palais de Congres.   The event has been organised by Etonnants

    13 Feb 2013

  • British Council launches open call for fiction editors study trip to Korea

    The London Book Fair, 30 Sep 2013

    As a key initiative to support The 2014 London Book Fair Market Focus programme, The British Council and the Literature Translation Institute of Korea today

    30 Sep 2013

  • British Council launches open call for fiction editors study trip to Korea

    The London Book Fair, 30 Sep 2013

    As a key initiative to support The 2014 London Book Fair Market Focus programme, The British Council and the Literature Translation Institute of Korea today

    30 Sep 2013

  • British independent bookstore turns to e-reader market

    Katie Morhen, 14 Feb 2012

    A leading independent British bookseller intends capitalising on the e-reading market with the launch of a new ebook store that offers free apps for Android-powered devices. Owners of iOS phones and...

    14 Feb 2012

  • Burma to host first ever international literary festival

    Helen Clifford, 22 Jan 2013

    The first ever international literary festival to be held in Burma will take place from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd of February in Yangon, featuring a number of talks

    22 Jan 2013

  • C&R anticipates increase in digital sales

    Katie Morhen, 13 Dec 2011

    The independent publishing housing Constable & Robinson (C&R) expects digital sales to increase by the end of the year, it has been reported. Announcing its financial results for the first

    13 Dec 2011

  • Call made for Vaizey to step down amid library concerns

    Katie Morhen, 19 Mar 2012

    A call has been made for the minister for culture, communications and creative industries to resign amid concerns he is not speaking up to save the nation’s libraries. That is according to a report by

    19 Mar 2012