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Egmont USA to Close After Sale Attempt Falls Through
www.publishersweekly.com

Egmont Publishing has decided to close their publishing activities in the USA as part of an overall strategic focus on market leading positions

Blackwells Bookshop Back In The Black
www.telegraph.co.uk

Bookshop theatre, signings with John Lydon, and a drastic restructuring have helped the business post its first profit for a decade

Amazon EU Paid Too Little Tax, Competition Regulator Says
www.theguardian.com

Luxembourg tax deal probably 'state aid' EC says

Bookseller Dies After Waterstones Sign Falls On Her
www.itv.com

Waterstones confirms that a tragic accident at its Blackpool shop has resulted in the death of one of its booksellers

Other News

Mobile Boom Spurs Ebook Growth In China

Tesco Offloads Blinkbox Music And Shutters Ebook Service

Bronte Table Brought Back To Haworth Parsonage

Black Friday 'may have hit Christmas sales', says ONS

Dragons' Den-backed Publishing Start-up Tops Book Best-seller Chart

Reading Well Books On Prescription To Help People With Dementia

UK National Literacy Trust Appoints Frank Lampard As Reading Ambassador

Amazon Controls Quarter Of Games And Music Sales

2015 Sami Rohr Prize Finalists Announced

Eimear McBride Announced As Judge For The 2015 Goldsmiths Prize

Judging Panel Announced For The Desmond Elliott Prize 2015

Many Authors' Earnings Fall Below $500pa, Survey Finds

Neal Stephenson Inks New Deal At HarperCollins

Amazon's New Digital Textbook Creation Tool

Rovio Ventures Into Book Publishing

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Trade Announcements

Anne Louise Fisher To Retire

William Hill Releases Latest Odds For Costa Book Of The Year

Profile Books Promote Rebecca Gray

Roddy Doyle, Maxine Peake And Suzanne Moore Named As Judges For Gordon Burn Prize 2015

David Fickling Books To Publish Paperback Edition Of Costa Shortlisted Running Girl

Mystery Writers Of America Announce Nominees For The 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards

Atlantic Acquires Poignant, Polished And Incredibly Assured Debut Novel

Random House Books To Publish The Memory Illusion By Dr Julia Shaw

Facebook Joins David Nicholls In Delivering Keynotes At Publishing For Digital Minds

Profile Books Acquires John Burnside's History Of 20th Century Poetry

Krall, Shteyngart And Laub Make Global Shortlist For The 2015 JQ Wingate Prize

Andersen Press Partner With Touchpress For New Elmer App

Book Your Place To See Scotland's Hot New Writing Talent

Tariq Ali, Adam Phillips And Marina Warner To Deliver LRB Winter Lectures

We Are All Charlie Hebdo: Arab And International Publishers Unite In Defence Of Freedom Of Expression

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Opinion

Why Your Spotify Or Netflix For Print Content Is Probably Doomed
gigaom.com

The biggest problem with such services is the problem of discovery

Writing Isn't A Career. It's A Rich Man's Hobby
www.telegraph.co.uk

Writing's always been lopsided, but it's got a lot worse in the last decade

Has Britain's Publishing Industry Taken A Nose-dive?
www.dailymail.co.uk

Alarming news for book lovers!

Feature Items

Debate: Is Amazon The Reader's Friend?
www.npr.org

Amazon's growing place in the market, the changing role of publishers and the value of books in our society

The Gatekeepers
www.slate.com

In praise of the publishers who move units and readers

Michel Houellebecq And The Charlie Hebdo Attack
publishingperspectives.com

As Paris reels from the murders at Charlie Hebdo magazine, the controversial novel by Michel Houellebecq, star of the magazine's new issue, is published

Obituaries

Robert Stone
www.nytimes.com

Robert Stone, Novelist of the Vietnam Era and Beyond, Dies at 77

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