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Katie Morris, 05 Nov 2012
Twilight Saga author Stephanie Meyer has hinted that there is more to come from the romantic vampire tale centred on Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. UK cinema
05 Nov 2012
Katie Morris, 01 Nov 2012
Stephen King novels seem to attract movie adaptations like moths to a flame, so it comes as no surprise that his post-apocalyptic horror Cell is to get the Hollywood
01 Nov 2012
Katie Morris, 30 Oct 2012
One of several Indian publishers to be established recently is preparing for the launch of its first children's books today. Duckbill, which is aimed at young
30 Oct 2012
Katie Morris, 29 Oct 2012
Pearson and Bertelsmann have confirmed plans to merge their respective publishing houses Penguin and Random House, the world's two largest trade book
29 Oct 2012
Katie Morris, 26 Oct 2012
Educational publisher Pearson has confirmed rumours it is in talks Bertelsmann about a potential merger between Penguin and Random House. In a statement issued
26 Oct 2012
A partnership has been established in Qatar to boost appreciation for heritage through distributions of cultural publications. Known as the Cultural Village, Katara has
Katie Morris, 24 Oct 2012
A Northern Ireland library has secured initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in a bid to safeguard a collection of around 20,000 manuscripts, books
24 Oct 2012
A high profile literary prize in Asia is in search of new sponsorship with the departure of its partner of five years. The Man Asian Literary Prize has already
Katie Morris, 23 Oct 2012
British novelist JK Rowling has hinted at rewriting a couple of her 'Harry Potter' books as she rushed to complete them under pressurised conditions. In an
23 Oct 2012
People under the age of 30 are the biggest readers in the US, particularly high-school students, college-aged adults and early-career adults. That is
The London Book Fair, 22 Oct 2012
Gollancz, an imprint of Orion Publishing Group, is to re-launch the hugely successful 'Wild Cards' series first edited by 'A Game of Thrones' author George RR
22 Oct 2012
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
Katie Morhen, 11 Apr 2012
The chief executive of HarperCollins Victoria Barnsley has said its education division will be key to the publishing house’s growth, it has been reported. Her comments came
11 Apr 2012
A sequel to the hugely popular film adaptation of The Woman in Black by Susan Hill is set for development by moviemaker Hammer. The Woman in Black was the most successful British horror flick in 20...
Katie Morhen, 02 Apr 2012
Self-publishing has generated a new kind of author that enables people under the age of 18 to see their stories brought to life online and in print, usually at the expense of their parents. That is...
02 Apr 2012
A major publisher has bagged the rights to the 2011 The X-Factor winners’ autobiography before the group have released their debut album. HarperCollins will release Little Mix: Our Story So Far
More women than men in the UK have downloaded an e-book to their digital device in the last six months, a new study has found. Some 23 per cent of females have purchased an e-book in the last half...
Katie Morhen, 28 Mar 2012
JK Rowling has debuted her Harry Potter series to e-readers in the English-speaking world through her site Pottermore. By launching the series through her own online retailer, Rowling has cut out the...
28 Mar 2012
Katie Morhen, 26 Mar 2012
The movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games got off to a stellar performance in its opening weekend at the box office. The first instalment of the trilogy raked in $155 million (£97.7
26 Mar 2012
An Irish bookseller has claimed sales have dipped because of a low-cost airline’s restriction on cabin baggage, it has been reported. Frank O’Mahony of O’Mahony’s book chain has blamed Ryanair for...
Katie Morhen, 22 Mar 2012
Children’s books are set for a reinvigoration with the launch of a new series that are filled with touch-activated scents. Bonnier Publishing’s Autumn imprint has unveiled its Smellessence division,...
22 Mar 2012
Katie Morhen, 20 Mar 2012
In a revolutionary move forward in the digital world, a major publishing house is set to transpose the characters of a popular children’s smartphone application into an e-book, it has been reported....
20 Mar 2012
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
Katie Morhen, 16 Mar 2012
England’s favourite secret service agent James Bond is set to be reinvigorated in 2012 when a new print run of the stories begins as part of a ten-year publishing deal. Ian Fleming’s estate has...
16 Mar 2012
Katie Morhen, 14 Mar 2012
The Encyclopaedia Britannica has decided to move with the digital times by bringing the 244-year print run of its 32-volume series to a close as it aims to go exclusively online. With around 4,000...
14 Mar 2012
Reading enthusiasts do base their book choices on the cover presentation, despite the saying “never judge a book by its cover”. That this according to leading novelist Joanna Trolllope, who told The
Katie Morhen, 13 Mar 2012
Hachette saw sales of e-books surge 250 per cent in February, helping to offset losses suffered at its parent company, it has been reported. The publisher’s chief executive officer Tim Hely Hutchinson
13 Mar 2012
The timeless classics of Roald Dahl are what separate him from other authors as Britain’s teachers claimed he was children’s favourite novelist. An online survey by Teachit Primary showed 17 per cent...
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
Introduction of the Digital Economy Act is set to go forward despite opposition posed by two leading communication providers. The Publishers Association recently revealed it was looking forward to
Katie Morhen, 09 Mar 2012
Online payment portal PayPal has refused to allow authors to self-publish titles it deems obscene, it has been reported. Writers hoping to provide content for e-book downloads could face restrictions...
09 Mar 2012
The latest adaptation of a children's book by the much-loved Dr Seuss will be doing the rounds at cinemas this year. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is a movie adaptation of one of the children's
Katie Morhen, 08 Mar 2012
This week’s launch of Google Play could be set to heat up market competition in the world of e-publishing. Google introduced its new site on Tuesday (March 6th), enabling consumers to access e-books,...
08 Mar 2012
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
A leading children’s publisher in the US has today (March 6th) launched an e-reading app for youngsters as it aims to digitally innovate reading for kids. The world’s biggest distributor of children’s
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
Katie Morhen, 29 Feb 2012
One of Iran's most famous poets has been commemorated by a gathering of literature academics at the Jamia Millia Islamia national Islamic university in New Delhi, India. A special celebration was...
29 Feb 2012
Katie Morhen, 28 Feb 2012
Approximately 80,000 people, aged from the young to the old, were in attendance at the 20th World Book Fair in New Delhi on Sunday. Held at the famous Pragati Maidan venue, India's largest
28 Feb 2012
Katie Morhen, 27 Feb 2012
Students from a school in Salisbury are to appear in a new BBC production on the life of famed author William Golding. The author of Lord of the Flies won both the Booker and Nobel
27 Feb 2012
Katie Morhen, 24 Feb 2012
Harry Potter creator JK Rowling is to turn her talent to adult fiction as she sets out to publish a new book with Hachette imprint Little, Brown, it was revealed yesterday (February 23rd). This marks...
24 Feb 2012
Katie Morhen, 23 Feb 2012
Indian publishing houses experienced a strong first half of 2011, particularly in the fastest-growing market of adult fiction, which increased 82 per cent. According to a report by the...
23 Feb 2012
Katie Morhen, 22 Feb 2012
A popular crime fiction writer has reiterated the importance of publishers for authors amid the increasing prevalence of digitalisation that can compromise the quality of content. In an address at...
22 Feb 2012
Katie Morhen, 21 Feb 2012
An independent publisher is set to become Ireland’s first exclusively digital publisher on Leap day (February 29th) when it debuts. Tirgearr Publishing recently revealed it was doing away with
21 Feb 2012
Katie Morhen, 20 Feb 2012
Booksellers with too many geographical outlets could find their businesses struggling as consumers increasingly look online to purchase titles. Such is the suggestion of Mike Jervis, insolvency...
20 Feb 2012
Katie Morhen, 17 Feb 2012
The battle to secure a book deal with acquitted murder suspect Amanda Knox has finally come to a close with the $4 million (£2.5 million) offer by a top publisher. HarperCollins beat out 20 stiff...
17 Feb 2012
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
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
Katie Morhen, 13 Feb 2012
Publishers will be going head to head this week to secure the rights to Amanda Knox’s story, it has been reported. The acquitted murder suspect, who spent four years in an Italian prison following...
13 Feb 2012
Many parents have been passing up classic fairytales in favour of modern stories amid concerns the old tales were frightening for children. In a poll of 2,000 parents conducted ahead of the UK debut...
Katie Morhen, 09 Feb 2012
Britain’s leading publisher of romance novels is paving the way for a profitable February 14th by debuting a number of e-book shorts. Mills and Boon will e-release a variety of romantic shorts on...
09 Feb 2012
A self-published crime writer has beaten some of 2011’s most popular authors by coming top of the Kindle charts for the final quarter of last year. Coming ahead of novelists like Steig Larsson,...
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....
The government plans to launch a national reading competition for children in England in the autumn to improve literacy among pupils aged between seven and 12, it was announced yesterday (February...
Katie Morhen, 07 Feb 2012
The leading actor in JK Rowling’s screen adaptation of the Harry Potter franchise will hit UK screens again this week in a new book-to-film interpretation. Director James Watkins has re-imagined...
07 Feb 2012
Katie Morhen, 06 Feb 2012
A call has been made for greater ties between China and Taiwan with regard to the publishing sphere in a bid to bolster the industry. That is according to a report from CNA provided by...
06 Feb 2012
Publishers of children’s books are set to face stricter product tests under new changes to legislation that mean they will have to test for 11 more chemicals than before. According to a report by
Katie Morhen, 03 Feb 2012
Print publishing continues to suffer amid the rise of the e-reader, with fiction faring the worst of all genres as sales in this division dipped almost 26 per cent in the first four weeks of 2012, it...
03 Feb 2012
Amazon.com debuted its innovative Kindle Fire just 17 weeks ago yet the device has already become its bestselling, most gifted and most wished for item out of millions of products, it was announced on
Katie Morhen, 02 Feb 2012
The former editor to horror and sci-fi novelist Stephen King has died at the ripe age of 83. Samuel Vaughan worked on King’s manuscripts during his time at Doubleday & Co, where he began his career in
02 Feb 2012
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
Katie Morhen, 31 Jan 2012
The publishing house that secured the English language rights to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy is continuing to make gains outside the franchise. Quercus Publishing plc revealed revenue from its...
31 Jan 2012
Katie Morhen, 30 Jan 2012
Two publishing houses in Kenya have formed a partnership to boost digital reading among young people, it has been reported. Longhorn Publishers and World Reader struck a deal that sees the former...
30 Jan 2012
Katie Morhen, 27 Jan 2012
UK libraries are seeing increasing demand from e-books, as readers change the way they interact with these public services. According to the Clitheroe Today, Lancashire County Council's library
27 Jan 2012
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