English – The Guardian – To Brits with knickers in a twist over Americanisms: don’t get your panties in a bunch

Many ‘American’ phrases are actually British but a new book argues why we say what we say reveals a lot about our cultures   To those dedicated warriors hunched over their keyboards or gripping their pens, ready to fire off an angry salvo about the Americanization of British English to their favorite newspaper, television channel…

Bookseller Briefing 7/18 – week ending 16 February

Macmillan celebrates 175 years of publishing Macmillan is celebrating 175 years of publishing in 2018 with an initiative for independent booksellers, roundtable events and the reissue of “one of the most successful anthologies in literary history”. The publisher is using the anniversary, marking the founding of the company by brothers Daniel and Alexander Macmillan in…

Bookseller Briefing 19/17 – week ending 12 May

Soaring costs force Wordsworth Editions to raise Classics prices Wordsworth Editions is to increase the price of its Wordsworth Classics range due to rising paper prices and distribution costs as a result of the currency fluctuations caused by uncertainty surrounding Brexit. The Wordsworths Classics range, which are inexpensive editions of around 270 classics including The…

Bookseller Briefing 27/16 – week ending 8 July

Acknowledgements: The Bookseller Publishers ready books on Brexit ‘inside story’ Author earnings could be hit by Brexit Amazon reveals customers’ 2016 book buying habits Amazon to create 1 000 new UK jobs Oxford University Press cuts 140 jobs globally   Penguin brand débuts in Germany Fifteen months after the Munich-based Verlagsgruppe Random House (VRH) announced ambitious…