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  • Chinese publishers urged to segment novels for smartphones

    Katie Morhen, 01 Nov 2011

    Publishers in China have been urged to break down novels into smaller chapters, so they can capitalise on the growing popularity of smartphones. Many of the most famous 18th

    Page 01 Nov 2011

  • Chinese publishing industry to receive extra funding

    Katie Morhen, 01 Nov 2011

    Publishers in China are to receive a boost from the government, under plans to increase public spending on the country's cultural sector. According to Xinhua, the Chinese

    Page 01 Nov 2011

  • Graphic novel author sets up film company

    Katie Morhen, 31 Oct 2011

    A film production company has been set up by the author of some of the most popular contemporary graphic novels, with a focus likely to be on movie adaptations of his other titles.

    Page 31 Oct 2011

  • E-platform more profitable for authors?

    Katie Morhen, 28 Oct 2011

    Authors could find that electronic publishing proves more profitable than traditional print books. Such is the suggestion of writer Barry Eisler, who claims his latest novel The

    Page 28 Oct 2011

  • Tintin's big screen debut hits Europe two months ahead of US

    Katie Morhen, 27 Oct 2011

    Traditionally blockbusters debut in the US well ahead of premieres across the Atlantic, however, Herge's heroic reporter Tintin hit European screens almost two months ahead of

    Page 27 Oct 2011

  • E-reader success attributed to title invisibility

    Katie Morhen, 27 Oct 2011

    It seems the popularity of e-books is in many ways down to the fact that they allow readers to hide what they are reading from onlookers. Such is the indication of a survey by

    Page 27 Oct 2011

  • HBO to screen King series

    Katie Morhen, 27 Oct 2011

    After much debate about whether Stephen King's The Dark Tower would make it onto either the big or small screen it was finally confirmed HBO would showcase it as a television

    Page 27 Oct 2011

  • HarperCollins takes a bite of Newmarket Press

    Katie Morhen, 25 Oct 2011

    HarperCollins Publishers is expanding its foray into the film-related book publishing industry through the acquisition of rights to the majority of titles published by

    Page 25 Oct 2011

  • Taiwanese publisher hits record with Jobs' biography

    Katie Morhen, 25 Oct 2011

    A Taiwanese publishing house has hit record results after it launched China's translation of Apple giant Steve Jobs' biography written by Walter Isaacson. Commonwealth

    Page 25 Oct 2011

  • 'Unscrupulous Dickens' depiction back on shelves

    Katie Morhen, 24 Oct 2011

    A novel described as creating an image of Charles Dickens as 'unscrupulous' has been reinstated on library bookshelves following its ban in 1928. Portsmouth Central Library

    Page 24 Oct 2011

  • W&N to be puppet masters of novel debut?

    Katie Morhen, 21 Oct 2011

    It is down to Weidenfeld & Nicolson to secure the fate of a new writer when they publish her debut novel projected to be released in spring 2013. In a deal finalised on

    Page 21 Oct 2011

  • 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

    Page 21 Oct 2011

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