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Campaigners open volunteer-run Preston Community Library in Wembley
www.kilburntimes.co.uk

Campaigners in Wembley celebrated the latest chapter in the saga to re-open Preston Library three-and-a-half years after it was closed by Brent Council

Andrew Motion And Wellcome Book Prize Authors Call On Charity To Divest
2015

Leading health charity should pull money out of fossil fuels, say authors who have received and judged the prestigious Wellcome book prize

Authors Boycotting Event Awarding Charlie Hebdo A Prize For Free Speech Are 'Pussies'
www.independent.co.uk

Salman Rushdie says

Zoella Writing Girl Online 2 Without Ghostwriter
www.telegraph.co.uk

Had "help" first time round

Green Party To Review Controversial Copyright Plans
www.telegraph.co.uk

The party have announced a review of their planned 14 years after publication copyright term following criticism from authors and creatives

Halt Sales Of Jonasson Bestseller, Court Tells Hesperus
www.theguardian.com

High court backs Hachette against Hesperus Press, British publisher of Jonas Jonasson's The 100-Year-Old Man, after claims of missing royalty payments

Encore Award Shortlist Announced
www.encoreaward.com

6 titles shortlisted for the £10,000 Encore Award for the best second novel

World's Favourite Agatha Christie Novel Sought
worldsfavouritechristie.com

We're on a mission to discover the World's Favourite Christie in celebration of Agatha Christie's 125th year

Pharrell Williams Publishes Children's Book
www.telegraph.co.uk

HAPPY!

E-books overtake paper in China
www.china.org.cn

Digital media have overtaken books as the most read media in China, according to a national survey

Pearson Says Restructuring Costs Set To Fall As Sales Stall
www.bloomberg.com

Pearson Plc said restructuring costs are set to decline in 2015 after two years of job cuts and reorganization

Cervantes Prizewinner Laments State Of Spain During Ceremony
elpais.com

Juan Goytisolo, one of Spain's most important living writers, delivered one of the shortest and most intense acceptance speeches ever seen at the Cervantes Prize ceremony

Adult Colouring Book Craze Doubles Print Run Of Popular Title Enchanted Forest
www.telegraph.co.uk

Colouring books for adults have seen a surge in popularity, prompting UK publishers to ramp up production to meet global demand

Is Poldark Faithful To Its Literary Origins?
www.theguardian.com

The story's appeal is as much to do with social cohesion as sex

Peter Carey among writers to protest PEN honour for Charlie Hebdo
www.theguardian.com

Writers withdraw from literary and human rights organisation's American Center gala, citing objection to award for the French satirical magazine

Arthur Ellis Awards Finalists Announced For Best Canadian Crime Writing
www.quillandquire.com

Crime Writers of Canada has announced the shortlist for the 2015 Arthur Ellis Awards

NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2015 shortlist announced
www.smh.com.au

Gives voice to long-silent authors, new talent and animals

Downton's Fellowes adapting Anthony Trollope novel for TV
www.bbc.co.uk

Will adapt Anthony Trollope's Doctor Thorne for television

Harper Lee Saves Mockingbird Play From Closure
www.bbc.co.uk

Starts non-profit company to produce a play of her iconic book To Kill a Mockingbird in her hometown of Monroeville

Yiyun Li Wins Sunday Times Short Story Prize For A Sheltered Woman
www.theguardian.com

Judges praise the tale of a Chinese-American nanny for its 'exquisite crafting, brilliant observations and modest but powerful voice'

Publishers Target E-book Pirates
goodereader.com

The International Publishers Association is taking e-book piracy seriously and has started to target websites offering free downloads

Girl, 8, strikes blow for equality over 'boys only' books
www.theguardian.com

Children's publisher Scholastic to stop gender labelling after schoolgirl demands to know why she shouldn't read books about pirates

Nicola Solomon, Chief Executive of the Society of Authors on ALCS author earnings report
www.teleread.com

The inequality is increasing

Fifty Shades Of Grey Sequels Set For 2017 And 2018
www.telegraph.co.uk

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan will reprise their roles, though the pair are reportedly negotiating for more money

JK Rowling completes third Robert Galbraith novel
www.independent.co.uk

and congratulates herself on Twitter


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  1. Halt Sales Of Jonasson Bestseller, Court Tells Hesperus
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  3. Encore Award Shortlist Announced
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  5. Adult Colouring Book Craze Doubles Print Run Of Popular Title Enchanted Forest
  6. Peter Carey among writers to protest PEN honour for Charlie Hebdo
  7. Pearson Says Restructuring Costs Set To Fall As Sales Stall
  8. Green Party To Review Controversial Copyright Plans
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