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Thirsty? Go To A Library, Not A Coffee Shop
www.telegraph.co.uk

Libraries should be re-branded as vibrant community hubs offering free wifi, comfy sofas and coffee, according to government-commissioned report

Ban On Prison Books Is Unlawful, High Court Rules
www.telegraph.co.uk

"Reading is a right and not a privilege, to be encouraged and not restricted."

Waterstones Close To Breaking Even
www.thisismoney.co.uk

James Daunt reveals happy ending at troubled Waterstones

PD James, acclaimed detective novelist, dies aged 94
www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Other News

Celebs Lose Their Sheen For Publishers As Gift-buyers Spurn Celebrity Biographies

Thirties Murder Mystery Novel Is Surprise Runaway Christmas Hit

Amazon, Macmillan Make Peace Over Book Pricing

Experts Demand Urgent Overhaul Of England's Public Library Service

Abe Books Reveals The Most Expensive Used Books It Sold In 2014

John Dos Passos Prize For Literature

Thalia Bookstores Are In Serious Trouble

Wal-Mart Looks To Step Up Competition With Amazon As It Considers Buying Nook

Macmillan Reaches Amazon Deal, Will Try Subscription Services

Dohle Reflects On a Year 'Combining Two Great Legacies'

Your Home On A Coffee Table

Retail Sales Boosted By Black Friday

Britons are abandoning 'traditional' social networks

E-readers – The Race To The Bottom

Sci-Fi Writer Signs On As 'Chief Futurist' For Secretive Startup

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Trade Announcements

Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2015 Open For Applications

Penguin Acquires Publishing Rights In Hey Duggee

Literature Wales And Welsh Government Announce New International 'Dylan Day'

Mark Smith Joins Forces With Bonnier Publishing

Final Judging Panel Announced For 2014 Costa Book Of The Year

Mystery Writers Of America Announces 2015 Grand Masters

Cressida Cowell Launches 2014 Christmas Mini-Challenge For Young Readers

Profile Acquires Being A Beast By Charles Foster

Piccadilly Press Relaunches With Fresh Acquisitions And A New Logo

Library-London And YOUYOU Mentoring New Writers Mentorship Scheme

Publishing For Digital Minds Pursues Global Audience With Multilingual Social Media Backchannel

Oneworld Wins Heated Auction For The Prison Book Club

The BBC Young Writers' Award With Booktrust Launches To Find The Best Young Writers In The UK

Bastei Entertainment Expands Global Activity

Granta Books Acquisition

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Opinion

How Peter Jackson Ruined The Hobbit
www.telegraph.co.uk

The films have lost sight of the depth and richness that made JRR Tolkein's The Hobbit work, says Robbie Collin

Zoella's Mega-seller Represents The Future Of Youth Publishing
www.standard.co.uk

Will Girl Online continue to prosper once people actually start to read it?

Why The Welsh Publishing Industry's Never Had It So Good
www.walesonline.co.uk

Lleucu Siencyn, chief executive of Literature Wales reveals why the our publishing industry is thriving

'Books Or Tablets? There's No Contest'
www.telegraph.co.uk

It's sad when you see a child with an iPad

Feature Items

The Bestseller Effect
www.thedominoproject.com

People start to read a book because other people are reading it.

Handwriting Vs Typing
www.theguardian.com

Is the pen still mightier than the keyboard?

Whisper It Quietly, The Book Is Back ...
www.theguardian.com

... and here's the man leading the revival

To Build A Fan Base, It Helps To Know What It's Like To Be A Fan
www.newstatesman.com

These days many publishers are aware that fans of their books are forming passionate communities

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