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  • 5 minutes... with Ed Wilson

    Ed Wilson, is a Literary Agent for Johnson & Alcock Ltd, for more information visit the website or follow Ed on Twitter @literarywhore Tell us what you/your company does in 20

    07 Feb 2014

  • 5 minutes... with Stephan Carlsson

    Stephan Carlsson, CEO of spends 5 mins with us as he prepares to attend the International Rights Centre at LBF 2014. See what he had to say in the

    19 Feb 2014

  • 63% of publishers to go digital in 2012, study finds

    Katie Morhen, 03 Jan 2012

    It seems an increasing number of publishers are turning to the opportunities offered by digital platforms as 63 per cent intend to publish an e-book next year, recent figures have shown. In a

    03 Jan 2012

  • A look back at 2013

    Roger Tagholm, 18 Dec 2013

    It was the year when ‘showrooming’ entered the Oxford English Dictionary, when all those Penguins found themselves enjoying a splendid new House and when Jeff Bezos suggested that Amazon might use...

    18 Dec 2013

  • A Monster Calls to become motion picture

    A motion picture adaptation of Patrick Ness' A Monster Calls is to be made, directed by acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona. River Road Entertainment,

    10 Mar 2014

  • A Monster Calls to become motion picture

    A motion picture adaptation of Patrick Ness' A Monster Calls is to be made, directed by acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona. River Road Entertainment, Participant

    10 Mar 2014

  • A Note from Chair of Digital Minds, Sara Lloyd

    The London Book Fair, 13 Mar 2013

    Digital Minds is in its fifth year and it has continually reinvented itself to address a fast developing market and an increasingly sophisticated audience which

    13 Mar 2013

  • A truly international gathering for its 40th year!

    The London Book Fair, 11 Apr 2011

    NEWS FOR RELEASE, 11 April 2011: The London Book Fair 2011 opens today as a leader among international trade book fairs, with new countries exhibiting, its largest ever Market Focus Pavilion, the...

    11 Apr 2011

  • Accelerated Chinese publishing project receives government backing

    Katie Morhen, 21 Nov 2011

    The Chinese government is supporting an accelerated publishing project focused on classics in social sciences, it has been reported. In an effort to boost the country’s focus on social sciences and

    21 Nov 2011

  • Acceptance of Science Book Prize Award

    Popular science writing shines: Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books shortlist announced Winner announced on 10 November 2014 Six enthralling books that help readers to better understand...

    01 Oct 2014

  • African writers reflect on the role of literature in society

    Helen Clifford, 03 Jan 2013

    Novelists, poets and critics have been taking part in special events across Africa to mark an extraordinary year for the continent’s literary scene, as well as to

    03 Jan 2013

  • ALCS needs more diversity says chairman

    The Bookseller, 19 Nov 2014

    This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller The board of the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) is a “rather white, middle-class group, which does

    19 Nov 2014

  • Amazon 'mirrors supermarkets' on prices

    Helen Clifford, 14 Dec 2012

    Amazon's selling tactics are more akin to those of supermarkets than high street retailers, according to a new report from Simon-Kucher and Partners.  In a study

    14 Dec 2012

  • Amazon brings 450 children's titles to e-platform

    Fiona Kellagher, 07 Dec 2011

    Amazon has deepened its e-publishing potential by acquiring more than 450 children's books it plans to bring out both digitally and in print. For an undisclosed sum, the internet

    07 Dec 2011

  • Amazon clamping down on 'sock puppet' reviews

    Katie Morris, 06 Nov 2012

    Amazon is believed to be taking a stand against 'sock puppet reviews' by preventing writers from submitting their responses to fellow authors' books on the site.

    06 Nov 2012

  • Amazon extends X-Ray capability to iOS

    Helen Clifford, 06 Dec 2012

    X-Ray for books forms part of the Kindle app from Amazon that allows readers to "see the bones of the book" by enabling them to learn more about notable characters,

    06 Dec 2012

  • Amazon launches new format to replace Mobi 7

    Katie Morhen, 21 Oct 2011

    Amazon has upped its stakes in the electronic publishing industry by launching its latest file format to replace the Mobi 7. Kindle Format 8, otherwise known as KF8, is the

    21 Oct 2011

  • Amazon lures self-publishers with $6m fund

    Fiona Kellagher, 09 Dec 2011

    Leading online retailer Amazon is enticing self-publishing authors to its new Kindle Direct Publishing service (KDP) with promises of shares from a $6 million (£3.8 million)

    09 Dec 2011

  • Amazon plans to develop Kindle checkout system

    Amazon is set to launch a Kindle tablet-based checkout system for bricks-and-mortar retailers. Retailers are to be offered Kindle tablets and credit card readers, according to

    04 Feb 2014

  • Amazon Publishing UK wins thriller auction

    The Bookseller, 12 Feb 2014

    Amazon’s London publishing arm has bought multiple rights to a historical thriller at a four-way auction. The deal shows Amazon remains focused on building its

    12 Feb 2014

  • Amazon secures rights to self-published author's new book

    Amazon Publishing has acquired the rights to self-published author Cath Quinn's new historical thriller title, The Thief Taker. The group reportedly offered a "significant

    17 Feb 2014

  • Amazon to expand publishing business in 2014

    Amazon has released a memo to literary agents outlining its publishing expansion plans for 2014. The company aims to release more than 500 titles in the UK this year,

    20 Mar 2014

  • Amazon to pay authors more regularly

    Helen Clifford, 20 Mar 2013

    Amazon Publishing is to begin paying authors royalties within 60 days of the end of each month, rather than every 90 days as was previously the case. The news was

    20 Mar 2013

  • Amazon to test high street with small store

    Katie Morhen, 09 Feb 2012

    Not content with dominating online retail sales of books, e-readers and tablet devices, it seems Amazon may bring its produce to physical stores with the launch of a trial outlet in Seattle....

    09 Feb 2012

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