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Bringing A Touch Of Hollywood Sparkle To Russian Bookstores

Russian bookstores are using movie style trailers to grab people's attention and promote interest in reading

15 Signs To Prove You're A Book Addict

Ever worried you might be generally addicted to books?

How Tagging Can Streamline Your Print + Digital Workflow

The unexpected virtue of tagging

Investigating Author-publisher Dynamics

A New Lens for a Challenging Landscape: Results from the 2015 Author Survey

2 Ways Data Analytics Can Guide Your Content Strategy

Begin with the end in mind

Most-Shared Books: The Favourites We Give Again And Again

Whether for birthdays, words of comfort, or World Book Night, here are the books we can't stop giving

Debate: Is Amazon The Reader's Friend?

Amazon's growing place in the market, the changing role of publishers and the value of books in our society

Don't Try To Beat Google Or Amazon, Go Vertical

Four lessons from digital publishers

Why Comic Book Retail Is So Weird

To the average consumer, the idea that a comic book publisher would offer annual subscriptions of its books to send to customers seems quite obvious—don't they already do that?

Ladybird Books From The 1960s That Would Be Banned By Today's Health And Safety Brigade

Young brother and sister seen playing with matches, whittling with a knife and dipping fingers in boiling water in images from 1960s Junior Science Series

Amazon Attempts To Stay King Of The Publishing Jungle

The rise of self-publishing and the globe's 'Big Five' book publishers have challenged retailer Amazon, which rose to success largely through book sales

The Most Beautiful Sentences In Indie Literature

Words are the most wonderful things. They have power to astound and dismay, make us happy and take us to the brink of despair. From Aerbook Lets You Curate Your Own Online Bookstore

Aerbook's new Retail Network, "enables any person or company to create, customize, and curate" an online bookstore optimized for mobile devices and social media

Can Literature Lift People Out Of Poverty?

Scheme to inspire deprived communities through books headed for landfill

George Orwell, James Joyce And Short Fiction's Place In The World Of Literature

When rewards are so negligible and publishers so unenthusiastic, why do authors even bother to write short stories at all?

The Golden Age Of Peter And Jane: How Ladybird Took Flight

We pay homage to picnics, polyester and Pat the dog

Children's Reading Shows Simultaneous Rise And Decline. How Can That Add Up?

The number of youngsters reading for pleasure has declined sharply, but this sector of publishing is booming – which results in some very strange maths

Paper Is Back: Why Real Books Are On The Rebound

All hail paper, the book reading technology resurgent

Seth Godin: Publishing Is A Relationships Game

Build a loyal following in a niche group, rather than trying to appeal to everyone

Five Predictions For Academic Publishing In 2015

While trade publishing is arguably still in the middle of its first digital disruption, the academic publishing landscape is in a much more mature stage of development

Publishers Need To Look Beyond The Numbers In Data Analysis

Publishers must pursue qualitative measures alongside quantitative ones

Best-selling French novelists, 2014

Guillaume Musso yet again in the top spot

Is There An Ideal Age To Write A Masterpiece?

Douglas Adams found instant celebrity aged 28, Tolkien didn't publish until he was 46

Why Did My Grandfather Translate Mein Kampf?

Why did he do that?

They're Watching You Read

It turns out that someone or something may have been reading over my shoulder

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2015 Sami Rohr Prize Finalists Announced

Boris Fishman, Molly Antopol among those up for $100,000 literary award

Eimear McBride Announced As Judge For The 2015 Goldsmiths Prize

McBride joins Jon McGregor, Josh Cohen and Leo Robson to judge the annual prize for innovative fiction

Judging Panel Announced For The Desmond Elliott Prize 2015

Best-selling and award-winning author Louise Doughty will chair this year's judging panel for The Desmond Elliott Prize for first-time novelists in the UK and Ireland

Many Authors' Earnings Fall Below $500pa, Survey Finds

Research shows median income for all authors is now below $5,00

Neal Stephenson Inks New Deal At HarperCollins

Deal marks the first in which the publisher will be simultaneously publishing him in other English language territories

Amazon's New Digital Textbook Creation Tool

Amazon has unveiled a division of its self-publishing business dedicated to building out digital textbooks

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  5. Egmont USA to Close After Sale Attempt Falls Through
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  8. Roddy Doyle, Maxine Peake And Suzanne Moore Named As Judges For Gordon Burn Prize 2015
  9. Neal Stephenson Inks New Deal At HarperCollins
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