Bookseller Briefing 47/17 – week ending 24 November

EIBF hails geo-blocking e-book ruling The European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) has praised proposals devised between European Parliament, the Commission and the Council which will ensure the geo-blocking regulation will not apply to e-books. The discussions, focused on the geo-blocking regulation, a technological protection where access to internet content is restricted based upon the…

Bookseller Briefing 45/17 – week ending 10 November

BBC launches first interactive audio story with Amazon Alexa The BBC has launched its first interactive audio story, a sci-fi comedy called “The Inspection Chamber”, available through Amazon Alexa. Referred to as “conversational radio” by the BBC, whose R&D team developed the story with production partner Rosina Sound, it will allow listeners to put themselves in the story by using their voice to play one…

Bookseller Briefing 36/17 – week ending 8 September

Booksellers lose business after AbeBooks.com goes down Indie booksellers around the world suffered lost income over the weekend when the Amazon-owned website AbeBooks.com went down for nearly two days. The “technical” failure meant booksellers trading on the online marketplace for new, secondhand and rare books could not make any sales and customers could not make any…

Bookseller Briefing 30/17 – week ending 28 July

SoA criticises removal of BBC radio quotas for drama The removal of quotas for radio comedy, drama and readings will have a “significant impact” on the Society of Authors’ members, the organisation has said. As part of its Operating Licence for the BBC, Ofcom – the regulatory authority for the broadcasting industry – has removed…

Bookseller Briefing 21/17 – week ending 26 May

Publishing staffers say age is a workplace issue Claims are being made of a “thinning out” of older staffers in publishing, with a lack of programmes to upskill older workers, a falling-off of respect for those with decades of industry experience, and vulnerability to cost-cutting redundancies all being cited as possible reasons for the change. It’s an area with…

English – BBC – The ‘Apostrophiser’

    Right – thats it. Sorry…that’s it. The missing or misplaced apostrophe has irritated one Bristol grammar stickler so much that he has set about correcting and cleaning up public signs in the city. He’s anonymous and works in the early hours of the morning. He takes great care, working with specially designed kit,…

Radio and TV – BBC Genome Project

Welcome to the BBC Genome Project What’s here This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions. We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a…