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Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016 Shortlist

"The world of children's books is every bit as exciting and varied as any other area of publishing."

Hong Kong Booksellers Held For 'Illegal Activities', Say China Police

First admission by mainland Chinese authorities

Waterstones Turns A Page As Sales Rise

On the path to recovery with its first rise in sales under new ownership

Amazon Rumoured To Be Opening 400 Bookstores

Surprise reversal from the online retailer credited with driving physical booksellers out of business

Trade Announcements

Jane McGuinness Named As Winner Of The Sebastian Walker Award 2016

The Exclusive Inside Story Of The Detection Of Gravitational Waves At Ligo

Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016 Shortlists Announced

Harry Potter Brand Strategy Delivers Magical Sales For Bloomsbury

Scottish Book Trust Announces 2016/17 Bookbug Bag Books

Serpent's Tail Acquire North Korean Short Stories

Wildside And Fandango Productions To Adapt Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels

The Print Futures Awards Are Open For Entries

Judges Announced For BBC National Short Story Award 2016

Shortlist Announced For International Prize For Arabic Fiction 2016

New Categories Added And New Timing For Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards

Bloomsbury Children's Books To Publish Four New Titles In The Best-Selling Princess Ponies Series

Paula Hawkins To Headline Crime Story 2016

IPR License hosts free licensing seminar series

FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival Unveils Children's Programme

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Publishing Should Be More About Culture Than Book Sales

Contemporary publishing is still dominated by multinational corporations. And corporations are all about the numbers.

Is English Literature Since 1918 Really Such A Man's World?

Where are all the women?

The Loss Of Libraries Is Another Surefire Way To Entrench Inequality

Libraries are about as democratic and diverse as is possible to imagine

Who Has The Balance Of Power Over Data?

Who has access to the data that can best predict how readers will spend their money?

Feature Items

The Adult Coloring Craze Continues And There Is No End In Sight

Turns out that adult coloring books have been around since the 1960s

What Amazon And Booktopia's Face-off Means For Readers

An Amazon Australia is a game changer

Secrets Of My Success: Gail Rebuck, Serial Director And Publisher

Knowing your core role, setting boundaries and learning from setbacks

Should Authors Be Paid To Appear At Literary Festivals?

Next time you splash out £25 on a ticket to see your favourite author at a literary festival, do me a favour. Ask the organisers who takes a cut of the ticket money. Because, for a large number of these events, including those at the Oxford Literary Festival and, up until recently, Hay Festival, that does not include the writer you are paying to see.

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