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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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