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Keep It Quiet But Amazon, Perseus Reach New E-book Deal
www.publishersweekly.com

Amazon apparently insists Perseus communicate news to its clients over the phone, rather than via email

Publishing Industry Sets Out Policy Proposals For Next Government
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The Publishers Association releases an eight point plan for growth in the book and journal market

Man Booker prize shortlist 2014 includes US authors for the first time
www.theguardian.com

Two American authors line up with British novelists including Ali Smith and Howard Jacobson

Samuel Johnson Prize 2014 Longlist Spotlights Memoirs
www.theguardian.com

The award, which has never before been won by an author in this genre, has selected six for this year's prestigious non-fiction award

Trade Announcements

Royal Automobile Club Announces Shortlist Of Contenders For Motoring Book Of The Year

Bloomsbury Spark Aquires New Projects From Two Bestselling Authors

Success for Lionel Shriver as she wins BBC National Short Story Award 2014; Zadie Smith selected as runner-up

IPR License launches Spotlight

Weidenfeld & Nicolson Win Auction For Two Novels By Laura Barnett

LBF 2015: Submissions Open For Insights Programme

Egmont Publishing appoints new Director of Sales, Marketing and PR

Puffin And PopJam Announce Partnership

Aurum Press Acquisition Announcement

House Of Illustration And The Folio Society Announce The Winner Of The Book Illustration Competition

New Nigella Lawson To Chatto

Andrew Kidd To Leave Aitken Alexander Associates

Open Letter To President Erdoğan

Knox Robinson Announces Creation Of Knox Robinson Films And Its First Feature-length Documentary

Forward Prizes For Poetry 2014

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Opinion

Era Of Creativity
www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

The era of digitization will be not the era of technology, but the era of creativity.

Are Amazon Exclusives The Next Big Challenge For Everybody Else In Publishing?
www.idealog.com

Amazon is doing its very best to build a body of content that is desirable and available from nobody else but them

Will an independent Scotland be an 'Open Market'?
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What if Scotland decides they don't want to be a part of a closed, exclusive 'UK' market

Book Publishing, Not Fact-checking
www.theatlantic.com

Industry faces no big repercussions for errors

Feature Items

UK Publishing Crowd Gathers In London To Discuss Self-publishing
publishingperspectives.com

What you want from it depends on you

Crowdsourced Editing: E-publishing's Next Frontier
www.theguardian.com

How the innovative startup Advance Editions is turning book editing into a conversation

London Art Book Fair: Some Of Britain's Best Artists Share Their 'Shelfies'
www.independent.co.uk

As part of the London Art Book Fair, the Whitechapel asked the UK's best artists to share their 'shelfies'. They offer a fascinating insight into their work

The Publisher Who Said 'No' to Amazon
publishingperspectives.com

Randall White, CEO of the Educational Development Corp, an Oklahoma-based book distributor, explains how he survived pulling all his company's titles from Amazon.com

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