Bookseller Briefing 9/18 – week ending 2 March

BBC’s ‘Today’ programme partners with Octopus Cassell Illustrated has signed a publishing partnership with BBC Radio 4’s “Today” programme, to publish the programme’s first official book along with two others. The partnership between the Octopus Publishing Group division and the early morning news programme will include three books. The Today Programme Puzzle Book which will publish on 6th…

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…

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,…

Bookseller Briefing 10/16 – week ending 11 March

Acknowledgements: The Bookseller SoA seeks new law to protect authors Diversity debates focus on ‘unconscious bias’ in publishing Amazon confirms second bookshop opening Shareholders call for Pearson to review strategy after ‘crisis of confidence’ PRH Audio to become standalone division under Telfer BBC to broadcast Zadie Smith and Evelyn Waugh adaptations Quercus launches new ‘upmarket’ imprint:…

The Bookseller Briefing 48 – week ending 4 December

Acknowledgements: The Bookseller Solomon: ‘once well-known authors now struggling’ Lord Weidenfeld helps Christians fleeing so-called ISIS Civilised Saturday a ‘fantastic success’ says booksellers Shakespeare website from OUP Hitler’s Mein Kampf to be republished Reid-banks complains about Guardian Children’s Prize winner Inspector Chen series adapted for BBC Radio 4 Mult-million pound campaign tackles copyright infringement Robert hale…