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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

12th annual BookFinder.com list of the top 100 most searched for out-of-print titles

Shortlist For James Herbert Award Horror Writing Prize 'Fitting Legacy' To Author

Simon & Schuster Debuts Marketing Unit For Authors

2015 Power Political Book Award Winners

Booker Prize Chairman Goes To War With Critic Over Scathing Review

Ian Rankin's Rebus To Make Another Comeback

Ebook Bundling Start-up Bitlit Signs Wiley

Amazon Posts Modest Profits Despite Healthy Holiday Sales

'Winds Of Winter': George R.R. Martin's Publisher Says Book Will Not Come Out In 2015

Anne Enright Named As First Laureate For Irish Fiction

New Start-Up Touts Book Discovery Tool

Txtr Goes Bankrupt

Colleen McCullough, Author Of The Thorn Birds, Dies

Oyster Adds Harry Potter

Kindle Unlimited Subscribers Spend More On Books

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Trade Announcements

Allan Little To Chair Judges Of 10th BBC National Short Story Award

Grantham Book Services Wins Faber Factory Plus Contract

New Salman Rushdie Novel To Jonathan Cape (Vintage)

Caitlin Moran Live! To Return For Paperback Release Of How To Build A Girl

Leading UK Independent Publisher Wins International Award At The World's Largest Technology In Education Event

Oneworld Appoints Kate Beal As Head Of Sales

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

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Opinion

TV Books Programmes: If Nobody Watches Them, Make Better Ones
www.theguardian.com

The novelist Robert Harris was right to call the BBC's lack of a books show a 'disgrace'

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

How Fifty Shades Of Grey Sparked Publishing's Red-hot Affair With Erotica
www.smh.com.au

Fifty Shades is an example of a perfect storm

New Publishing Trends Reshaping Reading
www.chicagotribune.com

"Books have barely been touched by the digital revolution..."

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

Obituaries

Simon Master
www.bookbrunch.co.uk

Irreverent, non-PC, loyal friend, great publisher

Robert Stone
www.nytimes.com

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

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Most Popular Stories

  1. Caitlin Moran Live! To Return For Paperback Release Of How To Build A Girl
  2. Allan Little To Chair Judges Of 10th BBC National Short Story Award
  3. Booker Prize Chairman Goes To War With Critic Over Scathing Review
  4. Ebook Bundling Start-up Bitlit Signs Wiley
  5. Leading UK Independent Publisher Wins International Award At The World's Largest Technology In Education Event
  6. Sequel To Stieg Larsson's Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Trilogy Set For 35 Countries
  7. BBC Book Coverage Is 'An Absolute Disgrace', Says Robert Harris
  8. Simon & Schuster Debuts Marketing Unit For Authors
  9. Txtr Goes Bankrupt
  10. Colleen McCullough, Author Of The Thorn Birds, Dies