According to reports in The Bookseller, many Waterstones bookstores have removed the Amazon Kindle from their shelves because of poor sales of the device.
International Translation Day, an annual conference in London, has become a lodestone for the translation community to gather, talk shop and get inspired.
Discussions as the International Translation Day conference focused on how to sell more literary translations, with an emphasis on sales and marketing.
Some of the UK’s most famous authors and publishers are donating their earnings from book sales to raise £1m for Syrian refugees.
CompletelyNovel’s ‘Lord of the Book Covers’ competition revealed many indie authors are using the same professional designers as traditional houses.
Lauren Parsons of Legend Press says that when acquiring a debut author for a UK list, one needs to believe the book can compete with the established brands.
More literary authors, from David Mitchell to Jennifer Egan, are experimenting with Twitter fiction, a form that mimics both poetry and serialization.
At the recent Shubbak Festival in London, Arab writers discussed their rising influence in the West, and whether to write and publish in English or French.
Paul Willetts, author of Rendezvous at the Russian Tea Rooms, says that making a high-quality book trailer is often as challenging as making a movie.
Picador designer Justine Anweiler wrote about how she went about creating the cover for the UK edition of Lucia Berlin’s novel, A Manual for Cleaning Women.