The Folio Society will sponsor the newly named Folio Prize, a literature award of £40,000 to honor the best English-language fiction published in the UK.
Publishers who want to sell direct-to-consumer need to make payment processes as frictionless as possible. New social media purchasing tools may be the answer.
UK bookstores are experimenting with exclusive chapters and other offers to lure customers into stores and away from online shopping at Amazon, but some doubt its efficacy.
The new Goldsmiths Prize and 10,000 GBP will go to an innovative UK novel. The prize was inspired by the works of writers Laurence Sterne and Denis Diderot.
Complaints to Amazon about deckle edges on the US edition of Lawrence Wright’s Going Clear have prompted the retailer to remove the book from sale in the UK.
Dressing bookshop windows is a dying art, but if done with a sense of theatre, it can be a stepping stone to a digital campaign – one that the public unknowingly runs for you.
In the UK a new ebook platform Boosh will allow readers to share an ebook with a fellow Facebook user to read for free after its read and deleted from their own account.
Literature Across Frontiers reports a steady growth in the number of translations in the UK and Ireland, approximately 2.5% of all books.
Six titles are shortlisted for the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year. They include ‘How to Sharpen Pencils’ and ‘Was Hitler Ill?’ among others. Vote now.
By focusing on movie tie-ins and visual curation, UK app developers of The Nudge List hope to attract book buyers not accustomed to using traditional book sites.