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Apr 10 2013: Nook Media, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, has launched Nook Press, a self-publishing e-book program designed with input from PubIt!, B&N's original self-publishing platform, and using technology from partner FastPencil.
Apr 09 2013: Nine colleges and universities are testing a Coursesmart program that allows professors to monitor students' usage of e-textbooks. CourseSmart is owned by Pearson, McGraw-Hill and other major publishers, which see an opportunity to cement their dominance in digital ...
Apr 08 2013: Workman Publishing Company founder, Peter Workman, 74, died of cancer on Sunday, April 7 at his home in New York. In addition to Workman's six imprints are Workman, Artisan, Algonquin, Black Dog & Leventhan, Highbridge, Storey, and Timber Press
Apr 08 2013: Scott Turow writes on the slow death of the American author due to the many changes in the publishing industry over the last few years, including the undermining of copyrights and, most recently, the Supreme Court's decision to allow the importation and resale of ...
Apr 04 2013: Film critic and author Roger Ebert died today aged 70. He had been in poor health over the past decade, battling cancers of the thyroid and salivary gland. He posted an upbeat message on his blog just two days before his death:
"...At this point in my life, in ...
Apr 03 2013: The UK's Independent Bookseller Awards shortlist has been announced:
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce
HhHH, Laurent Binet
Bring Up The Bodies, Hilary Mantel
Capital, John Lanchester
Apr 03 2013: Author Iain Banks has announced that he has inoperable late-stage metastatic gall bladder cancer and is "extremely unlikely" to live for more than another year. He and his partner Adele have just married and, at the time of his announcement, are on a short honeymoon.
Apr 03 2013: Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, has announced that it will publish e-book and print editions of The Kissing Booth, a debut book by Beth Reekles, a 17-year-old from Wales which has received more than 19 million reads and 40,000 comments to ...
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