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The Philosophy Of Word Processing
www.mhpbooks.com

Comparable genius to Plato's theory of Forms?

10 Signs That Indicate You've Been To Too Many Frankfurt Book Fairs
www.booktrade.info

After 30 years in publishing - These are my thoughts about Frankfurt

Browser-Based Ebook Publishing: How Come and How-To
www.digitalbookworld.com

Publishing, no less than selling, books on the web puts a little more power back into the hands of publishers

The 11 Best Bookstores For Secret Sleepovers
www.bustle.com

See what you have started David Willis

The Literary Glories Of Ireland . . . In Pictures
www.teleread.com

Ireland and its outsize contribution to modern literature

5 Essential Gadgets To Keep You Writing This Winter
completelynovel.com

What about the times when your fire goes out, boiler breaks, or you're stuck in a freezing office – how can you keep writing through the cold?

Selling Direct
www.bookbrunch.co.uk

What Verso learned diving into e-commerce

International schools - opportunities for UK publishers
www.bookbrunch.co.uk

A growing and competitive market

Quiet Resonance: Translating Patrick Modiano
blog.yupnet.org

At first blush, the qualities suggested by Patrick Modiano's fictions do not shout "Nobel."

Inside The World Of Amazon Vine Book Reviewers
www.theguardian.com

"How I ended up with a mailbox full of dog poo..."

How 'curationism' influences our reading identities
www.quillandquire.com

The verb "to curate" – especially its passive construction "curated by" – emerged in the 1980s and '90s; its origins are in experimental theatre and performance art

Is Social Media Marketing Heaven Or Hell?
publishingperspectives.com

If there was a Queen of Twitter it would have to be HarperCollins UK's Head of Events, Sam Missingham

UK Publishes More Books Per Capita Than Any Other Country
www.theguardian.com

UK tops chart of publications per million inhabitants by a huge margin, with only China and US publishing more titles in absolute terms

Who Said It: Jean-Paul Sartre Or A Cod Philosopher?
www.telegraph.co.uk

French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre turned down the Nobel Prize 50 years ago today. Can you tell if he, or Bono, Joey Barton or Morrissey, said these things?

The Percy Jackson Problem
www.newyorker.com

What if it makes young readers hungry only for more of the palatable same?

The Marketing Tool Every Publisher Undervalues
www.bookbusinessmag.com

Why are publishers so scared of free and sample content?

The Joys Of Judging The Man Booker Prize
www.theguardian.com

Controversy, sexism and a lot of reading – judge Sarah Churchwell works out what to do now the party is over

Is Translation Stronger in France, Germany or the UK?
publishingperspectives.com

One of the most hopeful trends, is the proliferation of international small houses run by enthusiastic publishers and editors

The Polish Ebook Industry Is On The Rise
goodereader.com

The Polish eBook industry is starting to see some significant gains and rose 23% in 2013

Man Booker Win A Boon For Australia Literature
www.bbc.co.uk

Has the local publishing community seeing stars

Mobile Reading Trends: How Solid Is The Kindle's Position?
personanondata.blogspot.co.uk

What we learned when we asked 3,000 people whether they read books on their phones

Do Readers Choose Ebooks Because They Are Cheaper?
goodereader.com

Many readers cite the price of eBooks as one of the primarily aspects of why they choose to read digitally

What To Read When You Are Stuck In A Bookshop
www.waterstones.com

While away the time with a collection of short stories

John Grisham Sorry He Called For Lighter Sentence For Sex Offender Pal
www.foxnews.com

Backtracking from controversial statements he made in an interview in which he called for lighter sentences for some people convicted of sex offenses.

Museum of London opens the largest UK exhibition on Sherlock Holmes in over 60 years
frannyandperks.wordpress.com

This autumn, the Museum of London opens its doors to celebrate the world of the greatest fictional detective of all time with its Sherlock Holmes exhibition


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David Walliams Tops Children's Bestsellers
www.bbc.co.uk

David Walliams' Awful Auntie has become the best selling children's fiction book of 2014 after four weeks on sale

Amazon Is France's Number One Online Retailer
www.mhpbooks.com

News will come as a blow to the French parliament who have taken severe measures to slow the American behemoth's rise to cultural dominance

Prix Femina Shortlists
www.complete-review.com

Notable because it has three categories: fiction (French), foreign fiction, and non-fiction.

Hemingwrite Typewriter May Redefine Writing Ebooks
goodereader.com

Seeks to marry the old school typewriter with a modern digital version

Amazon Lost Nearly Half A Billion Dollars In The Past Three Months
www.telegraph.co.uk

Shares in Amazon drop 11pc in after-hours trading after retailer unveils biggest loss in its history

Booker Win Saves Richard Flanagan From Life Down The Mines
www.theguardian.com

Australian author who pondered drastic career change sees sales soar £140,000 in a week after prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North

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