At Publishing Perspectives, Porter Anderson looks at Bowker’s new market research, at grassroots survey efforts, and at questions around ebooks’ potential.
Amazon’s massive new HQ in historic central London is nothing short of symbolic, and will overshadow neighboring Penguin, Faber, S&S UK, and Bloomsbury.
On November 8, The Writing Platform, a day-long event for writers interested in finding out about digital publishing and innovation, will take place in London.
UK retail consultant Philip Downer tours New York City’s bookstores and can’t help comparing them–sometimes favorably–to those in London.
Lynn Gaspard of Telegram Books sees publishing as a change agent: ‘I feel I am contributing as much by publishing as by joining a political organization.’
Waterstones is to launch a Russian bookshop within its flagship store in London’s Piccadilly, offering 5,000 Russian language titles and translations.
A makeshift lending library has opened at the Occupy London protest outside St. Paul’s Cathedral. Several authors have donated work to show support.
E-books, royalties, territoriality, piracy, agents as publishers, publishers as booksellers, on the agenda for UK book community at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.
UK crowdsourced book funding project Unbound has a strong publishing pedigree and has already put several A-list books under contract. Unbound LIve, a pitch slam with Kate Mosse and Tibor Fischer is being held on Sept. 12.
Publishers Launch London conference considered several issues: territoriality, metadata and the role of publishers in the age of digital DIY.