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Rebekah Brooks About To Be Rehired By Rupert Murdoch For Us Operation
www.theguardian.com

Sources say deal imminent

US-Bangladesh Blogger Avijit Roy Hacked To Death
www.bbc.co.uk

Visiting Dhaka only to attend the book festival

The Little Prince Goes Big In Turkey
www.mhpbooks.com

The expiration of copyright: Terrible anxiety or tremendous excitement

Harry Potter Secrets To Be Revealed By New Jk Rowling Bibliography
www.theguardian.com

Recording the author's weariness with revisions, and hugger mugger meetings over manuscripts, new book collects 'definitive' behind-the-scenes stories

Pearson Forecasts Earnings Growth, Names Williams as CFO
www.bloomberg.com

Williams, who is currently chief financial officer of joint venture Penguin Random House, will replace Robin Freestone as of Aug.1

All Fiction Follows One Of Six Basic Storylines, According To New Research
www.independent.co.uk

What do the following novels have in common: Pride and Prejudice, Brideshead Revisited and Carry On Jeeves?

Divorcing A Real Witch Makes Diagram's 'Oddest Book Title Of The Year' Shortlist
www.theguardian.com

Diana Rajchel's self-help book on pagan relationships competes with Nature's Nether Regions and Advanced Pavement Research for the annual non-fiction prize

'Obscene' Poet Tony Harrison Wins David Cohen Prize For Literature 2015
www.telegraph.co.uk

Harrison is known for his 1985 poem v., which sparked protest from MPs after it was turned into a Channel 4 film

HMH Trade Ended 2014 with a Loss
www.publishersweekly.com

$2.9 million net loss in 2014 compared to net income of $6.5 million in 2013

Wattpad Delivers Erotic Romance Via New App
www.publishersweekly.com

Wattpad, the online reading and writing community, has released After Dark, an app that offers its users a curated selection of romance and erotica.

B&N Will Separate College from Trade, Nook Units
www.publishersweekly.com

By keeping the trade stores together with the Nook business, B&N creates a company with a strong physical store presence as well as a large, if unprofitable, digital operation

Society Of Authors' Translation Prizes
www.complete-review.com

Five of them, this year (it varies), for translations from the Arabic, French, German, Italian and Spanish

Booktrack Adds Movie-style Soundtrack To E-books
e27.co

Is this the future?

JRR Tolkien Falls Off Children's Most Popular Books List
www.theguardian.com

Annual What Kids Are Reading report sees dystopian fantasy and larger-than-life comedies dominate

Isis Burns Thousands Of Books And Rare Manuscripts From Mosul's Libraries
www.independent.co.uk

Approximately 8,000 books destroyed

Hitler's Mein Kampf To Be Reprinted In Germany For First Time Since World War II
www.ew.com

Copyright expires in December

Nick Esson Passes Away
nicholas.esson.muchloved.com

Chairman and Founder of Combined Academic Publishers dies

London's Calling For Foreign Publishers Who Want New Harper Lee
www.publishersweekly.com

Andrew Nurnberg, who represents Lee, is taking an unusual approach to foreign sales

Lerner Acquires Egmont USA Titles
www.publishersweekly.com

The Lerner Publishing Group has acquired roughly 100 Egmont USA titles

Amazon Publishing Expands Into France, Spain
the-digital-reader.com

Amazon's modest publishing empire has outposts in the US, UK, and Germany - and soon France and Spain.

Greece's New Minister Of Finance Doles Out Money Advice
www.publishersweekly.com

Yanis Varoufakis sets out to teach teens and adults how to care about economic ideas

Cuts Of £2.5 Million To Hertfordshire Library Budget
www.watfordobserver.co.uk

Cuts of £2.5 million to library budget but council chiefs insist no libraries will be closed in ten years

Finalists Announced For 2014 Bram Stoker Awards
robot6.comicbookresources.com

The Horror Writers Association has announced the final ballot for the 2014 Bram Stoker Awards, which recognize "superior achievement" in horror writing

Author Ken Cook Loses Copyright Claim Against Amazon
www.bbc.co.uk

Lost a claim against Amazon for using his image without permission

Amazon Tries To Patent 3d Printers On Trucks
www.theregister.co.uk

Who needs distribution hubs when you can make kit in the delivery van?


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