Google has killed off the print editions of Frommer’s guide books. And this makes sense, as Google never wanted to be a publisher and only bought Frommer’s for the metadata.
Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop beat out stiff competition, How Tea Cosies changed the World, to win the Diagram Prize to celebrate the oddest book title of the year.
BBC is selling Lonely Planet, to NC2 Media, a Nashville-based digital media company, for $77.8 million — $120 million less than what BBC bought it for in 2007.
A preview of the 50th Bologna Book Fair includes the TOC Bologna program, Sweden as the Guest of Honor Country, and a list of award winners recognized during the fair.
From a shortlist of five writers, Benjamin Alire Saenz was chosen as the 33rd winner of the Pen Faulkner award for his short story collection, Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club.
The shortlist of ten children’s book titles selected by Children’s Books Ireland honors Irish authors and illustrators, and six final winners will be announced on May 8.
Sales at independent bookstores rose nearly 8% in 2012 over 2011, according to an American Booksellers Association (ABA) survey. Are their worst days behind them?
Italy’s 2013 IfBookThen conference on digital publishing takes place next week and opens to a new European synergy, thanks to partnerships with Sweden and Spain.
The longlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction (the former Orange Prize) includes several A-list authors: Hilary Mantel, Zadie Smith, Barbara Kingsolver and AM Homes among others.
The shortlist for this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals — among the UK’s top prizes for children’s literature — includes several previous award-winners, making for stiff competition.