Skip to Content

News stories from the book world in March 2006

March 2006

'A world-class fair?'

27 March 2006

So what 's the verdict on the London Book Fair? Was it a great leap forward into the future, to a modern convention centre which offers massive space for expansion? Or was it a mistake to move from friendly, crowded Olympia, much more convenient for most and far more atmospheric?  Read more

'POD technology is changing the publishing world'

20 March 2006

Many writers may not realise how very profoundly print on demand technology is changing the publishing world. At least one reason for this is that it is no longer possible for the reader to tell whether a book has been printed using print on demand or a traditional batch printing process.  Read more

'Book chains are caught in a pincer movement'

13 March 2006

A session on 'Getting a focus on 21st century issues' at the London Book Fair, sponsored by Publishing News, put the issues facing publishers and booksellers, both in the UK and internationally, squarely on the table. Moderated by Tim Hely-Hutchinson, CEO of Hachette Livre, the panel discussed the major challenges currently facing the book trade.   Read more

Copyright infringement or 'drawing on history'?

6 March 2006

The case currently being heard in the High Court in London raises interesting issues about plagiarism, copyright and literary originality. The authors of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, are suing Dan Brown's publisher, Random House, for infringement of copyright (see News Review 14 November 2005).  Read more