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  • Encyclopaedia Britannica brings 244-year print run to an end, opting to go digital

    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...

    Page 14 Mar 2012

  • Consumers judge books by their cover, Trollope says

    Katie Morhen, 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

    Page 14 Mar 2012

  • E-book sales soar 250% for Hachette

    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

    Page 13 Mar 2012

  • Timelessness of Dahl’s classics make him teachers’ pet

    Katie Morhen, 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...

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  • 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...

    Page 12 Mar 2012

  • Digital Economy Act gets the go-ahead

    Katie Morhen, 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

    Page 12 Mar 2012

  • PayPal refuses to facilitate self-publishing of ‘obscene’ titles

    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...

    Page 09 Mar 2012

  • The Lorax added to list of Dr Seuss adaptations

    Katie Morhen, 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

    Page 09 Mar 2012

  • Google Play to heat up e-book market competition?

    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,...

    Page 08 Mar 2012

  • 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...

    Page 06 Mar 2012

  • Children’s publisher launches e-reading app

    Katie Morhen, 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

    Page 06 Mar 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

    Page 01 Mar 2012

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