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Waterstones Boss James Daunt On Taking The Fight To Amazon

Waterstones chief executive Daunt said the retailer was ramping up its online offer to compete with "the slippery monster" that is Amazon

Cynthia Ozick's Long Crusade

The author is considered one of the greatest fiction writers and critics alive today

Multilingual Wordsmiths: Don Bartlett on Bringing us Karl Ove Knausgaard

On Knausgaard: Yes I think he is worth the risk

The art and science of book-jacket design

A look at the art and science of book-jacket design, and the evolution from early concept to finished product

From Shelfies To Booktube, Publishers Embrace Video

Book publishers are stepping up their YouTube game

Book Cover Redesign As Marketing Tool

A good cover design doesn't have to cost a fortune

Dame Carol Ann Duffy's Local Bookstore Crusade

Set off on a reading tour of 15 venues to support indies

Why Book Publishers Must Change Culture To Evolve Their Businesses

How publishers can embrace new products, revenue streams, and processes by realigning their culture

Write As Rain: 12 Quotations About Precipitation

Rain - pathetic fallacy, or just a bit soggy? Here are 12 quotations about the rain from famous authors.

From Shelfies To Booktube, Publishers Embrace Video

Book publishers are stepping up their YouTube game

3 Ways You Can Plant Metadata In Your Book Blurb

Book blurbs need to include both metadata and enticing, descriptive language

Fixed prices in Japan ensure 'cultural diversity' and prevent a 'Trumpian dystopia'

'Standing Firm': Kinokuniya's Hiroshi Sogo on Bookselling Amid Challenges

Nordic Noir Is A Reflection Of Modern Europe

Scandinavian Crime Fiction as a Mirror For Evolving European Societies

Books Are Dangerous

Contagion, poison, trigger: books have always been dangerous

Why Are There So Many New Publishing Imprints?

So what is an imprint, and why are there suddenly so many more of them?

What Does A Book Blogger Actually Do?

Book blogging is often horrendously misunderstood

Dark Books

How books can sap the soul and poison readers with ideas

Women Are Writing The Best Crime Novels

Men with guns don't do their job nearly as well as they used to

Why Indie Presses Are Opening Bookstores

Suddenly, an increasing number of independent presses are going into the retail book business

Can Authors Sell More Books With Less Social Media?

It's Not About Numbers Anymore. It's About Engagement

Enid Blyton, Moral Guide

What Enid Blyton's school stories taught me about ethics

Couples Who Found Love At A Bookstore

Page-turning romances

How To Succeed As A Self-published Author

Rachel Abbott and Adam Croft tell you how

Want To Succeed In Self-publishing?

It's a Lifetime Learning Experience: Tips from an Indie Author

50 brilliant independent bookshops in the UK

Their personalities shape those of the people who visit them

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Carolin Emcke To Receive The 2016 Peace Prize Of The German Book Trade

The Peace Prize has been awarded since 1950 and is endowed with a sum of €25,000

JK Rowling: Scottish independence was now inevitable

JK Rowling among the No voters thinking again following Brexit against Scotland's will

Jonathan Coe wins 'bittersweet' honour from France as UK turns back on Europe

Author describes mixed feelings after being declared Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters, in a week when the UK voted to leave the EU

Booze & Noble

How about some beer or wine or a nice dinner after browsing Barnes & Noble's aisles

WH Smith to follow Waterstones' lead and return to Wimbledon town centre

The new WH Smith will open in Centre Court shopping centre in late summer

2016 Recipients Of The $10,000 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize

The three winners of the second-annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, which highlights Canadian authors with a debut book published in 2015, have been announced in Toronto

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