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  • Snapshot of the Week

    Roger Tagholm, 17 Jul 2014

    Following the great and magnificent rebirth of Foyles in Charing Cross Road which received so much coverage – it was packed on Saturday, incidentally, with its ‘market square’ central

    Page 17 Jul 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week

    Roger Tagholm, 11 Jul 2014

    A nice quote from a Brazilian this week.  “When the Earth moves under one’s feet, it is very difficult to see clearly what stays solid and what is going to be

    Page 11 Jul 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week

    Roger Tagholm, 03 Jul 2014

    “Vive la France!” “Je ne comprends pas la France!” That’s roughly the two views people have of the country when it comes to the book industry. The French parliament has just passed a

    Page 03 Jul 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week

    Roger Tagholm, 26 Jun 2014

    In the great swirl of continuing chatter and comment about The Industry’s Most Famous Dispute, it was almost a relief to see Amazon launch its phone. At least it gave everyone

    Page 26 Jun 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week

    Roger Tagholm, 19 Jun 2014

    The Bookseller refers to it as a ‘mini bookshop boom’, with the latest addition being Waterstone’s announcement of ‘The Southwold Bookshop’, opening next month in the very

    Page 19 Jun 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week

    Roger Tagholm, 12 Jun 2014

    With all kinds of allegations still being made and no sign of any resolution as yet, it looks like the row of the moment will run and run through the summer and way into extra

    Page 12 Jun 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week - 29-05-14

    Roger Tagholm, 29 May 2014

    The International Publishers Association (IPA) was quick to put the other side of Belarus’ $150m backing of its national publishing industry reported this week.  The money

    Page 29 May 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week

    Roger Tagholm, 22 May 2014

    And so to the issue of the moment, the dispute that everyone is talking about, the one that is filling our screens and our tablets with comment.  It’s a sensitive topic,

    Page 22 May 2014

  • Lincolnshire library campaigners file for judicial review

    The Bookseller, 11 Feb 2014

    Library campaigners in Lincolnshire have mounted a legal challenge against the county council's planned library closures. A request for judicial review has

    Page 11 Feb 2014

  • Rowling allays Potter fans' fears

    Harry Potter fans will be reassured by J K Rowling's comments that the relationship between Ron and Hermione may be successful after all. The Harry Potter author caused a

    Page 11 Feb 2014

  • Shortlist for Arabic Fiction Prize announced

    The Bookseller, 10 Feb 2014

    Two Iraqi novelists, two Moroccans, one Syrian author and one Egyptian author have been shortlisted for the 2014 International Prize for Arabic Fiction. It was

    Page 10 Feb 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week

    Roger Tagholm, 05 Jun 2014

    With London having a distinctly Down Under flavour these last few days, thanks to the inaugural Australia and New Zealand Festival of Literature and Arts, it’s worth flagging

    Page 05 Jun 2014

  • Children's subscription e-book service launched

    The children's e-book market is about to be transformed by a new programme partly inspired by the world of gaming. Epic! is a subscription e-book service which offers access to a curated selection of

    Page 07 Feb 2014

  • European book bodies create election 'manifesto'

    The Bookseller, 06 Feb 2014

    Three European-wide book trade bodies have created a manifesto for books calling on four main priorities to be considered ahead of the European Elections later this year. The

    Page 06 Feb 2014

  • National Theatre Wales celebrates Under Milk Wood

    BBC Wales and National Theatre Wales are collaborating with artist Marc Rees and writer Jon Tregenna to create a journey through Dylan Thomas' "play for voices" Under Milk

    Page 06 Feb 2014

  • Hugh Howey re-signs with Random House UK

    The Bookseller, 05 Feb 2014

    In a surprise announcement made in the form of an open letter, the literary agent for the prominent US “hybrid” writer and self-publisher Hugh Howey has revealed that the

    Page 05 Feb 2014

  • Gaiman novels adapted for TV

    Award-winning author Neil Gaiman has revealed two of his novels are being made into television series. In the US, FremantleMedia has acquired the rights to adapt the

    Page 05 Feb 2014

  • 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

    Page 04 Feb 2014

  • Publishers 'need to rise to mobile challenge'

    Publishers are failing to take advantage of the opportunities offered by mobile technology, according to the CEO of Kaldor, Jonny Kaldor. Writing in the Guardian, Mr Kaldor draws

    Page 03 Feb 2014

  • Sir Terry Pratchett joins The London Book Fair as Author of the Day for opening day of 2014 Fair

    The London Book Fair is delighted to announce that Sir Terry Pratchett will be its guest as Author of the Day on Tuesday 8 April. Sir Terry’s work, which is adored by

    Page 04 Feb 2014

  • "Wearable books" mimic characters' experiences

    Sometimes, sympathising with a novel's main protagonist isn't always easy. Some authors are better than others at portraying the thoughts and emotions of their characters. And sometimes, the

    Page 31 Jan 2014

  • 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

    Page 29 Jan 2014

  • Lady Chatterley's Lover set for silver screen

    Hollywood is to produce a new motion picture based on DH Lawrence's novel Lady Chatterley's Lover. According to a report in The Sunday Times, the rights to the novel have been

    Page 28 Jan 2014

  • Facebook to launch new mobile ad network

    Facebook is set to use technology acquired from Microsoft's Atlas in 2013 to target mobile phone users with adverts. Tests are currently underway with advertisers and publishers

    Page 27 Jan 2014

  • Lone Survivor tops e-book bestseller list

    A former US Navy SEAL's account of his time in Afghanistan has been propelled to the top of the bestselling e-book titles by the release of a film adaptation, which stars Mark

    Page 23 Jan 2014

  • New programme allows readers to 'play' books

    A new platform has been launched which uses Facebook games to reward users for reading e-books. The programme, developed by Transmedia Story Stream, allows people to 'play'

    Page 22 Jan 2014

  • Tablet sales 'will fall during 2014'

    UK tablet sales are expected to grow less rapidly during the next year, according to a global telecommunications analyst company. Fewer than 14 million such devices are expected

    Page 21 Jan 2014

  • Print books remain popular as e-books take off

    A survey of American adults has revealed many are continuing to read print books, despite the growing popularity of electronic media. Some 28 per cent of adults read an e-book

    Page 20 Jan 2014

  • Challenge of the children's market

    The children's market can be challenging for publishers, as surveys have revealed fewer children are reading for pleasure. In October 2013, a survey of 35,000 children for the

    Page 17 Jan 2014

  • Children's reading 'encouraged' by films, TV and games

    A new survey of children's reading habits reveals novels that crossover with films and other media types are particularly popular with youngsters. The Harry Potter books dominated

    Page 17 Jan 2014

  • HarperCollins to publish Frey's Endgame novels

    Controversial author James Frey has signed a deal with HarperCollins for a series of books which use a range of media types to create an interactive experience for the reader. A

    Page 16 Jan 2014

  • Spanish-language books flourish thanks to e-readers

    E-books in the US are finding new markets, enabling publishers to distribute titles to large audiences who were previously hard to reach. Despite the large Hispanic

    Page 15 Jan 2014

  • Hunger Games tops US box office chart

    The latest Hunger Games film has surpassed Iron Man 3 to become the biggest US box office hit of 2013. It has now taken nearly $414 million (£252 million), inching past Iron

    Page 14 Jan 2014

  • Strong sales figures for Tesco's Hudl tablet

    Tesco has revealed strong sales figures for its Hudl tablet, with 400,000 units shipped since its release in September 2013. Sales over the Christmas period were particularly strong, as

    Page 13 Jan 2014

  • How are publishers adapting?

    In an article for Forbes magazine, David Vinjamuri describes how the self-publishing phenomenon is changing the market. It has led to the emergence of hybrid publishers, which

    Page 10 Jan 2014

  • New Samsung tablet makes e-book reading easier

    Samsung's bid to capture the tablet market from Apple is well underway, as it recently unveiled the NotePRO and TabPRO at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The new

    Page 09 Jan 2014

  • Holmes' enduring appeal

    The Sherlock Holmes series has remained popular throughout the 20th century and into the 21st. Since first appearing in print in 1887, the character of Sherlock Holmes has undergone a

    Page 07 Jan 2014

  • Legal ruling puts Holmes and Watson in public domain

    Writers of Sherlock Holmes fan fiction in the United States have cause for celebration. A ruling by a US judge in Illinois has declared that much of the details of the fictional

    Page 06 Jan 2014

  • 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...

    Page 18 Dec 2013

  • Ferguson autobiography top of the league this Christmas

    Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography looks set to top the UK Christmas bestseller list, according to the latest industry sales figures. Figures from Nielsen Bookscan show

    Page 18 Dec 2013

  • Hunger Games: Catching Fire tops box office

    Rather predictably, Jennifer Lawrence-led Hunger Games: Catching Fire has gone straight to the top of the box office this week. The movie, which is based on the book of the

    Page 28 Nov 2013

  • Fraud and Piracy

    Join ALPSP in April for a seminar to review the extent of fraud and piracy in publishing and discuss practical ways in which publishers and societies can

    Page 02 Apr 2014

  • Harry Potter spin-off to be film series

    The new Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is to be made into a film series, it has been revealed. Warner Brothers chief executive officer

    Page 01 Apr 2014

  • HarperFiction pre-empts debut thriller

    The Bookseller, 31 Mar 2014

    HarperFiction has pre-empted a six-figure two-book deal with debut author Jax Miller on the eve of London Book Fair. Simon Trewin of WME agents sold UK & Commonwealth rights

    Page 31 Mar 2014

  • 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

    Page 28 Mar 2014

  • Verso announces e-book/print bundling venture

    Radical publisher Verso has unveiled a new e-commerce strategy, bundling DRM-free e-books with all print purchases made through its website. All new print

    Page 28 Mar 2014

  • MJ pre-empts two from Chase

    The Bookseller, 27 Mar 2014

    Michael Joseph has pre-empted two books by Eve Chase ahead of the London Book Fair.Publishing director Maxine Hitchcock bought UK and Commonwealth rights to

    Page 27 Mar 2014

  • Interview with Kyung-sook Shin

    Roger Tagholm, 27 Mar 2014

    In many ways Kyung-sook Shin is the First Lady of Korean literature. Not only was she the first woman to win the Man Asia Literary Prize – for her 2011 novel Please Look After Mom –

    Page 27 Mar 2014

  • Divergent tops e-book bestseller list

    Harpercollins' Divergent series of novels has topped e-book sales tables following the release of the movie adaptation. The books, written by Veronica Roth, took the top three

    Page 27 Mar 2014

  • CILIP urges Cable to implement copyright reforms

    The Bookseller, 26 Mar 2014

    Librarian body CILIP (The Chartered Institute of Library Professionals), the Wellcome Trust and the British Library, are among 50 organisations to sign an open

    Page 26 Mar 2014

  • Andy Serkis to direct Warner Brothers' Jungle Book

    Andy Serkis is to make his directorial debut on Warner Brothers' live action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. Mr Serkis is known for playing Gollum in The Lord of the

    Page 24 Mar 2014

  • Oxford Brookes University to host 4th UK China Publishing Forum

    The 4th UK China Publishing Forum focusing on Digital Publishing and the Copyright Trade will take place on Monday 7th April 2014 at Oxford Brookes University,

    Page 21 Mar 2014

  • Harry Potter artwork up for auction

    Two original Harry Potter artworks are being auctioned in Los Angeles this week. The ink and watercolour illustrations were created by British artist Cliff Wright for 1998's Harry

    Page 26 Mar 2014

  • Penguin Random House acquires Santillana

    Penguin Random House has announced the purchase of Santillana's Spanish-language, Portuguese and Brazilian trade book businesses. It has signed an agreement with Santillana, which is majority-owned...

    Page 21 Mar 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,

    Page 20 Mar 2014

  • January 2015 tax change for e-book downloads

    The Bookseller, 24 Mar 2014

    The UK chancellor George Osborne has confirmed that e-books will be taxed from the consumer’s European member state from 1st January 2015.A little-noticed section of last

    Page 24 Mar 2014

  • Kobo Writing Life is where it all begins

    Kobo Writing Life is Kobo’s self-publishing platform launched in the summer of 2012. Kobo Writing Life allows authors to publish in over 60 languages across more than

    Page 23 Mar 2014

  • NooK self-publishing platform now available in Europe

    Barnes and Noble has announced that its self-publishing platform, NooK Press, has been made available to authors in Europe. Writers in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the

    Page 19 Mar 2014

  • Copyright unravelled as Clark’s Publishing Agreements hits the shelves

    Linda Bennett, 18 Mar 2014

    The reviewer, Linda Bennett, is the founder of Gold Leaf and a director of Salt Publishing.Clark’s Publishing Agreements: a Book of Precedents. Ninth Edition.

    Page 18 Mar 2014

  • Canongate to publish Drabble's digital backlist

    The Bookseller, 17 Mar 2014

    Canongate has signed five of Margaret Drabble's backlist to release as e-books for the first time, as part of a campaign to promote digital reading to older

    Page 17 Mar 2014

  • 'Let Books Be Books' gathers support

    A campaign to end the practice of labelling children's books "for boys" or "for girls" has been gathering momentum, winning the support of leading authors and bookseller Waterstones.

    Page 18 Mar 2014

  • Could magazines be the future model of book publishing?

    Publishers looking for an alternative business model in an attempt to revive dwindling sales may be taking inspiration from magazines. A new subscription-based scheme from San

    Page 17 Mar 2014

  • Steven Berkoff to self-publish latest work

    Steven Berkoff, already well known for his successful acting career and his work as a playwright, has become the latest award-winning writer to self-publish his latest books. His new titles, Bad Guy...

    Page 14 Mar 2014

  • Keith Richards to write children's book

    Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is to publish a children's book, which will feature illustrations made by his daughter. Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First

    Page 13 Mar 2014

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