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Mar 20 2015: Japanese Internet services giant Rakuten is buying OverDrive, Inc. for $410 million in cash. Overdrive facilitates e-book and audiobook lending for more than 30,000 libraries in 40 countries. In 2012, Rakuten bought Kobo, the global retailer of e-reading devices and e-...
Mar 13 2015: US investigators have closed an inquiry into whether Harper Lee was pressured into publishing a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird.
Lee herself was "extremely hurt" by allegations she was manipulated, her lawyer Tonja Carter said.
To Kill a Mockingbird was published ...
Mar 12 2015: From the moment it was announced that a second novel by Harper Lee was to be published people have raised doubts as to whether this was something that the famously publicity-shy author, now aged 88 - wanted.
Despite reassurances from her publisher, lawyer and ...
Mar 12 2015: Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, has died aged 66, having had Alzheimer's disease for eight years. "The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds," said Larry Finlay of his publishing company, Transworld. Pratchett, who wrote more than 70...
Mar 09 2015: After giving away $1 million to independent bookstores last year, author James Patterson is giving $1.25 million to school libraries this year. Donations will range from $1,000 to $10,000 per school. Anyone can nominate a school library, click below for application
Mar 05 2015: Elizabeth McCracken has won The Story Prize for her collection Thunderstruck. The prize is worth $20,000
The other finalists for The Story Prize for books published in 2014 were authors Francesca Marciano for The Other Language (Pantheon) and Lorrie Moore for Bark (...
Mar 03 2015: Yasar Kemal, the master storyteller who repeatedly clashed with the Turkish state while emerging as his country’s first novelist of global stature, died on Saturday in Istanbul aged 91.
Feb 26 2015: In a move that has surprised some in the industry, Barnes & Noble announced today that it plans to separate its college business from its retail stores and Nook digital units.
While a split has been on the cards for about a year, it was generally thought that the ...
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