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WH Smith Hikes H1 Pretax Profit
www.stockmarketwire.com

Group total sales were flat

10 Authors – Including One Irishman – To Fight It Out For €100,000 Prize
uk.news.yahoo.com

Ten novels have been shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

James Patterson Increases Donations To UK Bookshops
www.bbc.co.uk

Said he was "impressed and enthused by the calibre of the applications"

Amazon, HarperCollins Reach Multiyear Print And E-book Deal
www.bloomberg.com

Follows disputes over the share of e-book profits

Trade Announcements

Record Number Of UK Prisons, Hospitals, Homeless Shelters And Schools Line Up To Spread Love Of Reading For World Book Night 2015

Egmont Acquires Two New Books From Rising YA Star Andrew Smith

Twenty7 Announces First Acquisitions

Major Acquisition For Atlantic At LBF

Polish Language For 2015 Harvill Secker Young Translators' Prize

Sasha Dugdale Joins Winchester Poetry Festival

Canongate Acquires The New Novel By Feminist Icon Erica Jong

Vintage Hogarth Shakespeare collaborates with the RSC

James Patterson Announces A Further £250,000 Donation To Independent Bookshops In The UK And Ireland Taking His Total Donation To £500,000

LBF International Excellence Awards 2015: Winners Announced

Profile Books Acquire Swearing Book By Emma Byrne

Centum Books Secures Publishing Rights For Jurassic World

Zaffre's First Acquisition Maestra Gets Major Hollywood Film Deal With Columbia Pictures

IPR License and Sage announce affiliation at LBF

Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things That Matter By Diana Athill - Granta Acquisition

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Opinion

The Civil War For Books
blogs.spectator.co.uk

Where is the money going?

Amazon To Publishers: Set Your Own E-book Prices!
www.slate.com

Amazon to Customers: Not Our Fault!

Female Writers Are Storming The Male Citadels Of Sci-fi
www.theguardian.com

A generation of readers raised on Harry Potter has had a knock-on effect on demand for fantasy fiction, and left publishers scrambling to sign up women

We Are No Longer Supporting Any Kind Of Unpaid Work Experience
www.bookcareers.com

bookcareers.com no longer endorse any unpaid work, unpaid work experience placements or unpaid internships

Feature Items

Too Many Books?
www.nybooks.com

It's hard not to feel that we are in an era of massive overproduction

Can You Really Make A Living By Selling Used Books On Amazon For A Penny?
www.theguardian.com

Secondhand book sales online not only make millions but also offer demanding customers rare – or simply cheap – titles that might otherwise rot in landfill

Agatha Christie And The Book Cover Most Foul
www.telegraph.co.uk

Letter from the Agatha Christie archive reveals the Poirot author's horror at an "awful" and "common" book cover

Improbable Libraries: Unusual Places To Bury Your Head In A Book...
www.theguardian.com

Alex Johnson looks at the imaginative forms the modern library takes

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