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HBG Sales Rise 5.6% Despite Amazon's 'Punitive' Actions
www.publishersweekly.com

Sales of 903 million euros for the first half of 2014

Amazon Reveals What's Behind Its Feud With Hachette
www.businessinsider.com

Fighting for lower e-book prices and a 30% cut of sales

Nine Million Fewer Books Are Given As Gifts In 2013
www.independent.co.uk

Four per cent year-on-year decrease in the UK book market

Amazon Reports $126m Quarterly Loss
www.bbc.co.uk

Third quarter sales of between $19.7bn and $21.5bn

Other News

WH Smith At Waterloo Branded London's Hottest Shop

Apple Getting Into Ebook Subscriptions?

Introducing BackTypo, A Self-Publishing Tool With Italian Flair

Apple Settlement Won't Be Modified

Lost Dr Seuss Stories To Be Republished

Newsagents Turning To Local Post Deliveries To Make Ends Meet

David Sedaris? Who? Oh, You Mean The Local Litter-picker

Melbourne Publishing Startup Tablo Launches Author Social Network

Egmont Awarded Three Major Publishing Deals

Warner Bros Names Harry Potter Global Franchise Development Team

Best Buy Admits Tablet PC Sales Are Crashing

Author Wins Six-Figure Book Deal By Selling Copies From Bedroom

2014 PEN Literary Award Winners

Prison Book Ban: Grayling Faces Flood Of Books As Campaigners Step Up Protest

Harlequin Results Down; Sale To Close In Days

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Trade Announcements

Is It A Giant? Is It A Yeti? No! It's Philip Ardagh, Booktrust's New Writer In Residence

Readers To Decide The Dead Good And CWA 2014 Dagger In The Library Award Longlist For The First Time

We Were Liars author E. Lockhart to visit the UK

Blue Peter Book Awards 2015 - Call For Submissions

Orchard Books To Publish A Major New Fantasy Series From The Bestselling Author Of The Blue Bloods Series Hodder

Kadalu To Represent Rights Of Comma Press Books For The Indian Subcontinent

Francis Greenburger, Owner Of Sanford J. Greenburger And Founder Of Ledig House, Joins OR Books As A Shareholder

Egmont Publishing Acquires Two Picture Book Texts By Roald Dahl Funny Prize Shortlister Amy Sparkes

The Reading Agency Reports Overwhelmingly Positive Experience For World Book Night Volunteers

Gill & Macmillan Books Acquires World Rights To 'the Notorious' Conor Mcgregor's Memoir

Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour Shortlisted For Arts And Business Award

Bloomsbury Acquires New Book By Historian Anna Whitelock

Literature Wales Partners With USA Tour Operator Tauck To Provide Welsh Literature Experience For Tourists To Wales

Jenny Colgan Joins Little, Brown Books For Young Readers

Stellar Crime Authors MC Beaton, Jessie Keane, Val McDermid, Pauline Rowson Join Police And Crime Expert For CSI Portsmouth 2014

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Opinion

Why Book Publishers Should Pay Attention To The Developing World
www.bookbusinessmag.com

A much larger and more challenging prize

We All Know That Aspiring Writers Crave Publication
www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

The Question Is, Should They?

How Print Is Slowly Killing Publishers
www.bookbusinessmag.com

Very few publishers are taking evasive action

A Book By Any Other Name
techcrunch.com

There has been much hand-wringing about what it means to be a publisher, a writer, and a reader

Feature Items

Metadata Tools For Self-published Authors
www.digitalbookworld.com

Crafting good metadata is crucial for success

Will Amazon Ever Be Profitable?
www.telegraph.co.uk

Jeff Bezos has built Amazon into the biggest online retailer in the world, but investors are becoming frustrated at the lack of profits

Read Or Dead: Is This The End For The Ereader?
www.techradar.com

Could ereaders be reaching their final chapter?

World's Coolest Bookstores
edition.cnn.com

Someday there may be a generation of kids who think bookstores are fictional creations found only in novels that come in the mail

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  4. HBG Sales Rise 5.6% Despite Amazon's 'Punitive' Actions
  5. Best Buy Admits Tablet PC Sales Are Crashing
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  7. Egmont Awarded Three Major Publishing Deals
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