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  • Apple launch fresh e-publishing tool

    Katie Morhen, 20 Jan 2012

    The world of self-publishing could be revolutionised with the launch of a new app from Apple that enables authors to simply ‘drag and drop’ to generate their works into a distributable digital book.

    20 Jan 2012

  • Apple shares fall despite record sales

    Shares in technology company Apple have fallen despite the announcement that it sold record numbers of iPhones and iPads in the run up to Christmas. Some 51 million iPhones were

    29 Jan 2014

  • Apple to revolutionise textbooks?

    Katie Morhen, 18 Jan 2012

    One of the world’s most dominant players in digital platforms is believed to be on the verge of revolutionising the educational industry ahead of an announcement it is making in New York on Thursday...

    18 Jan 2012

  • Arabic e-bookstore transforming market

    A new Arabic e-bookstore is achieving considerable success, overcoming challenges to the market faced by publishers in Arabic-speaking countries and attracting new readers. Piracy is a large

    21 Feb 2014

  • Atlas & Co president to edit biographies for Amazon

    Katie Morhen, 06 Mar 2012

    The president of independent publishing house Atlas & Co is set to edit a series of 12 biographies for online retailer Amazon from June 2013. The series will be entitled Amazon Lives, with James...

    06 Mar 2012

  • Aussie publisher turns online story into seven-figure success

    Katie Morhen, 12 Mar 2012

    A Sydney-based publisher has secured a seven-figure deal after turning a free online story into a New York Times bestseller. EL James’ Fifty Shades of Grey topped the charts of the paper’s bestseller...

    12 Mar 2012

  • Australian book chain offers vouchers to customers to dump Kindles

    Helen Clifford, 22 Apr 2013

    People in Australia have been offered book vouchers by one store, which is hoping it can persuade them to ditch their Kindles and rely on its own

    22 Apr 2013

  • Australian book retailer turns to e-publishing

    Fiona Kellagher, 09 Dec 2011

    A leading Australian book retailer is turning its hand to the digital platform as it unveiled plans for a new e-publishing service aimed at budding authors.   Dymocks has

    09 Dec 2011

  • Australian publisher launches digital-only imprint

    Katie Morhen, 15 Feb 2012

    An Australian publisher could be about to revolutionise book reading trends in the country with the launch of its digital-only imprint, announced yesterday (February 14th). Pan Macmillan has...

    15 Feb 2012

  • Australian titles 'well represented in Commonwealth Book Prize'

    Books from around the Commonwealth are battling it out for a prestigious title, and it seems those from Australia stand a particularly good chance. The

    10 Apr 2013

  • Author produces debut novel on Blackberry

    Helen Clifford, 15 Nov 2012

    A Scottish woman produced her debut novel on her Blackberry during her daily commute from Ayrshire and Glasgow.  As the Daily Record reports, Dr Sharon Baillie

    15 Nov 2012

  • Authors able to self-publish with Penguin

    Katie Morhen, 17 Nov 2011

    Authors on the lookout for worldwide recognition will now be able to up their ante if they decide to self-publish with Penguin in a new scheme launched yesterday (November 16th). Beginning at a fee...

    17 Nov 2011

  • Authors call for action on surveillance

    More than 500 of the world's most well known authors have called on governments around the world to stop spying on their citizens. Signatories on a letter addressed to

    10 Dec 2013

  • Authors help launch Visual Verse project

    Critically-acclaimed Scottish writer Ali Smith and former poet laureate Andrew Motion are among the literary figures supporting the launch of a new publishing scheme Visual

    04 Nov 2013

  • Authors in Pentonville books ban protest

    The Bookseller, 28 Mar 2014

    Writers including poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Ruth Padel, Kathy Lette, David Hare, AL Kennedy and Tracy Chevalier are taking part in a protest today (Friday

    28 Mar 2014

  • Authors of the Day 2012 announced

    LONDON, 7th February 2012: The London Book Fair is pleased to announce bestselling authors Peter James, Bi Feiyu and Patrick Ness as the three Authors of the Day for 2012. The Author of the

    07 Feb 2012

  • Award-winning author calls for libraries to be included in education budget

    Helen Clifford, 20 Nov 2012

    Prize-winning novelist Jeanette Winterson has called for the government to remove libraries from council leisure budgets and put them into the education category

    20 Nov 2012

  • B&N chief 'not much into paper books'

    Helen Clifford, 22 Nov 2012

    The chief executive of Barnes & Noble (B&N) has admitted paper books are not big on his agenda these days, with digital platforms more his thing.  In

    22 Nov 2012

  • B&N debuts Nook Video to UK consumers

    Helen Clifford, 11 Dec 2012

    UK consumers are finally able to get their hands on Nook Video from Barnes & Noble, enabling them to access a wide range of film and TV content from one device.

    11 Dec 2012

  • B&N to debut tablet reader

    Katie Morhen, 07 Nov 2011

    E-reading is poised for a new look as an industry giant prepares to launch its first tablet e-reader. Barnes & Noble is expected to unveil its Nook tablet at a conference in New York

    07 Nov 2011


    Winner of the special BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum showcase will attend MIP Junior, supported by The London Book Fair London, 30 June: The British Academy

    30 Jun 2014

  • Bedbugs hitching a ride to homes through libraries

    Helen Clifford, 07 Dec 2012

    Libraries appear to be the new hotspot for bedbugs looking to find a new home, according to a report.  The New York Times has published a piece on the prevalence

    07 Dec 2012

  • Big Business at BIBF

    Off to the 20th Beijing International Book Fair, for my fifth consecutive year of meetings, receptions and ongoing 'guanxi' with some of The London Book Fair's most

    23 Sep 2013

  • Biography of Chinese space legend published

    Katie Morhen, 15 Dec 2011

    The biography of one of China’s leading figures in space technology has finally been published by the People’s Publishing house, it has been reported. Better known as the nation’s ‘father of space

    15 Dec 2011

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