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PD James, acclaimed detective novelist, dies aged 94

Author who rose to fame for series of detective novels starring policeman and poet Adam Dalgliesh dies aged 94 at home in Oxford

Costa 2014 Book Awards Shortlist Includes First Novel By Ex-Mormon

Carys Bray's book A Song for Issy Bradley joins three others for first book award, as Ali Smith and Colm Tóibín top novel shortlist

Amazon And Hachette Have Officially Reached A New Contract

Just in time for Christmas

Ali Smith Wins Goldsmiths Prize For Bifurcating Marvel How To Be Both

Smith's novel, which has won the £10,000 award for mould-breaking works, comes in two versions

Other News

Radio 4 To Broadcast 10-Hour War And Peace On New Year's Day

Night Games by Anna Krien wins William Hill Sports Book of the Year

New EU VAT rules threaten to kill UK micro firms

The Baileys Women's Prize For Fiction Announce The 2015 Judges

Brian O'Driscoll has seen off Roy Keane to land the Bord Gáis Energy Sports Book of the Year

Mary Berry The Toast Of This Year's Specsavers National Book Awards

Colin Barrett Awarded Guardian First Book Award For 2014

Jimmy Page Announces Unusual Book Event

German Retailer Douglas Mandates Bank To Sell Book Store Chain, Thalia

Zoellamania Hits Waterstones

Sales Rose 1% At Books-a-Million

Raymond Briggs, Judith Kerr And Other Children's Books Stars Add To Most Famous Books For Charity

James Patterson Burns Books To Promote Reading

Cosby Biographer Sorry For Not Pursuing Rape Claims

Jodi Picoult: 'It's Really Hard To Love America Sometimes'

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Trade Announcements

Profile Results 2013-2014 - A Modest Year

Portfolio Penguin Adds Editor Zoe Bohm

Bloomsbury Publishing: The Global Home For Award-winning Author, Sarah Crossan

Simon Schama, Gary Shteyngart, Maxim Leo On Longlist For 2015 JQ-Wingate Prize

Stuff Matters Wins Royal Society Winton Prize For Science Books

Waterstones Book Of The Year Shortlist

Transworld To Publish Jasmon Debut

Competition Launched For Scottish Primary School Libraries

Sarah Odedina To Leave Hot Key Books

Longlist For Etisalat Prize For Literature 2014 Announced

Oneworld Expands Its International Fiction List

Andersen Press Snap Up Modiano's Children's Book

Helen Oyeyemi And Rosie Goldsmith On Judging Panel For The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2015

Walker Books To License Helen Oxenbury's Alice In Wonderland

Hay Festival Launches Hay Levels

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Independent Publishing As The Source Of Bibliodiversity

Independent publishing is the source of cultural diversity, bringing bibliodiversity to confront megapublishing and bookselling

Hachette Blew Its Chance To Make Amazon Truly Pay For Its Bad Practices

The result of this particular battle isn't necessarily as positive for publishers as Hachette is making it out to be.

My super cynical Simon & Schuster/Amazon contract theory

Amazon is turning Hachette into a gazelle

News Corp Results Show How 'Badly' Those Poor Disrupted Publishers Are Hurting

Delivers quarterly results well above expectations,

Feature Items

Writers, Here's How To Time Your Social Media Self-promotion Blitz

Should I tweet or should I share now . . .

Does Publishing Have A Gender Issue?

- and Can the Solution Be Crowd-sourced?

Consumer Insight: Strategic Advantage, Or Just A Buzzword?

The benefits of partnering with power – identifying a brand that both complements your product and expands the audience

Revealed: How Supermarket Staff Demand Payments From Suppliers

One-off payments demanded by supermarkets from suppliers could contribute billions more to profits than previously thought

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