Week 18/20 – week ending 1 May

Ladybird launches Little Big Moments Ladybird has launched a new initiative, Little Big Moments, aimed at supporting parents and helping children connect with family members who they can’t currently see. The publisher is sending a pair of matching books to a ‘separated duo’ each day so they can enjoy storytime together via phone or video…

Week 51/19 – week ending 20 December

TLS launches online bookshop with Monwell The Times Literary Supplement has opened a new online shop selling books, prints of its covers and illustrations alongside branded merchandise. Launched through e-commerce firm Monwell, which also provides bookshops for the Guardian and Archant, fulfilment for the new shop is provided by Gardners. The TLS said its shop…

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…

Bookseller Briefing 14/19 – week ending 5 April

  James Daunt says pay row obscures ‘decent progress’ at Waterstones Waterstones managing director James Daunt has warned that the company’s future is not yet secure. It follows a public row over pay, with booksellers and authors petitioning for the retailer to pay its staff the real living wage. Waterstones also this week released its…