Week 46/19 – week ending 15 November

BBC panel defend Cooper’s Riders on 100 Novels That Shaped Our World list The panel who picked a BBC list of 100 Novels That Shaped Our World have set out the reasons for their choices, including defending the appearance of Riders by Jilly Cooper. Revealed last week, the list is part of the BBC’s year-long celebration of…

Week 45/19 – week ending 8 November

US libraries boycott Macmillan over e-book policy change A group of US libraries plan to boycott Macmillan over its controversial new e-book lending policy, suspending purchases of digital copies from the publisher. From today (1st November) the publisher is limiting library purchases to only one copy of each new e-book title for the first eight weeks…

Radio – BBC Radio 2 Beatles

BBC Radio 2 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album with RADIO 2 BEATLES, a four-day pop-up DAB radio station. It will feature programmes fronted by Gary Barlow, John Bishop, Martin Freeman, Guy Garvey, Dave Grohl, Giles Martin, Cerys Matthews, Paul Merton and many more hosting shows along with Radio 2…

Bookseller Briefing 34/19 – week ending 23 August

TV and radio plans revealed to mark publication of David Cameron’s memoir David Cameron will give a series of television and radio interviews to mark the publication of his autobiography, For the Record (William Collins), including John Humphrys’ final “big” interview for the “Today” show next month. The first broadcast interview with the former Prime Minister about his long-anticipated…

Bookseller Briefing 33/19 – week ending 16 August

Orion launches digital imprint Dash Orion is launching a new digital-first commercial fiction imprint called Dash this autumn, led by commissioning editor Victoria Oundjian. The venture, which aims to “connect readers with stories, fast” will publish across all fiction genres including romance, comedy, suspense, historical tales and thought-provoking novels about the modern world. Oundjian will…

Bookseller Briefing 23/19 – week ending 7 June

New Booker branding as Crankstart sponsorship begins Crankstart has officially taken over as supporter of the Booker Prize, ending 18 years of sponsorship by The Man Group. The charitable foundation, run by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Sir Michael Moritz and his wife, Harriet Heyman, was announced in February as the prize’s new sponsor in a five-year deal.…

Bookseller Briefing 22/19 – week ending 31 May

Virago to make ‘any necessary corrections’ to Naomi Wolf book Virago says it stands by Naomi Wolf and the thesis for her book but will make “any necessary corrections” after she was accused on the BBC of misunderstanding a key legal term. The author appeared on Radio 3 to discuss Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalisation…

Radio – BBC launches BBC Music Memories

Welcome to BBC Music Memories   The website is designed to use music to help people with dementia reconnect with their most powerful memories. Evidence shows that music can help people with dementia to feel and live better. Memories from teenage years can often be the most powerful, so why not start by looking for music…