London’s venerable Foyles is profitable, opening stores across the UK, and wants to go international. Chief Executive Sam Husain explains what comes next for the beloved brand.
Cambridge University Press opens digital distribution platform for libraries to academic publishers and other university presses
There’s been a lot of talk about the end of territorial rights, experience suggests that wouldn’t be such a good thing for the author or the books.
Like Jesus, Waterstone’s MD James Daunt will have to perform a miracle to multiply the magic of his six-strong bookstore chain to feed the masses.
Stellar customer service, a curated list of titles, and intense localization are hallmarks of indie bookstores. Can they work across a large chain?
Publishers Launch London conference considered several issues: territoriality, metadata and the role of publishers in the age of digital DIY.
WHSmith Travel is turning unlikely books into bestsellers, expanding internationally, and maintaining revenue in the midst of a recession.
With a focused list of short translations, UK’s Peirene Press has quickly developed a cult following among London’s smart set.
Ticket sales to UK literary festivals are on the rise, and more niche books and authors get time in the spotlight. By Alex Hippisley-Cox The literary festival scene in the UK is booming. It seems hardly a week goes by without some kind of literary programme being staged and the public’s thirst for these types of gatherings seems to grow with …
Should publishers simply be transfering the printed page, unaltered, to the screen? No, especially when there is so much more you can do, argues Kirk Bowe, CTO, of UK app developer TradeMobile. Editorial by Kirk Bowe, CTO, TradeMobile LONDON: The e-book is dead. Let’s be clear: with the transition from paper to electronic screens, which are increasingly more often on …