Bloggers have responded to Sir Peter Stothard’s comments that blog critics are bad for books, saying his argument is ‘dunderheaded in the extreme.’
Oliver Rhodes, former marketing head for Harlequin UK, has launched Bookouture, a digital publishing imprint focused on women’s fiction and bespoke publishing.
Many people think bloggers opinions are as good as the pros. The head of the Times Literary Supplement and Man Booker Prize judge says that’s not true.
Barnes & Noble announces new Nook Tablets and e-readers in the UK, plus Nook Video service, more retail partners and new International Business Manager.
Statements by the UK Publishers Association on DRM have an eerie echo of those made about censorship in China, where policing the mainstream is paramount.
Osprey Group CEO Rebecca Smart offers a preview of her talk on vertical publishing which she will deliver at this year’s Publishers Launch Frankfurt conference.
UK independent booksellers met last week to debate selling e-books, the deal with Kobo, and despite the prognostications, still maintained a sense of optimism.
E-book sales are booming in the UK, according to the Publishers Association, making the UK Booksellers Association deal to sell Kobo e-books all the more urgent.
The 2012 Fiction Uncovered promotion for the best of British fiction will launch on September 22 by opening a Pop-Up bookshop on London’s Book Barge.
UK companies Ergo Electronics and Gardners Books announced the GoTab GBT6 with Hive Reader, a 6-inch Android powered tablet.