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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

Coventry Training Firm Pearson Education To Close By Christmas
www.coventrytelegraph.net

100 jobs under threat

New E-book Subscription Service Debuts in U.K.
www.publishersweekly.com

Blloon offers new members free access for the first 1,000 pages read

2014 T S Eliot Prize Shortlist Announced
www.poetrybooks.co.uk

a wonderfully strong and varied shortlist for the 2014 T S Eliot Prize, with two poets from the US, one from India, three previous winners and one debut collection

J.K. Rowling Shuts Down New Book Delivery Rumours
www.mtv.com

But she is most definitely at work on a new novel

Bloomsbury Adjusted Pre-tax Profits Fall
www.stockmarketwire.com

Turnover fell to £46.6m

Russell Brand Cancels His Book Launch Debate
www.independent.co.uk

Concerns about the make up of the panel

Nobel-effect On Modiano Sales
www.complete-review.com

Unsurprisingly, he got a nice boost in France

Augustpriset Shortlists Announced
translate.google.co.uk

They've announced the shortlists for the Augustpriset, one of the leading Swedish literary prizes

How The Overwhelmingly White Publishing Industry Hurts Black Writers
www.ebony.com

Publishing industry is 89 percent White

Amazon-S&S Deal Based on Kindle Authors' Terms?
www.shelf-awareness.com

Some commentators are hailing the deal as a return to Agency pricing, but I wonder if these are the same commentators who claim that self-published KDP authors employ Agency pricing?

Magic Faraway Tree Set For The Big Screen
www.booktrade.info

First feature film adaptation of The Magic Faraway Tree series

Bertelsmann Pushes Into Education With Relias Purchase
www.businessweek.com

Making good on promises to fuel growth with investments in education

Agatha Christie Island And The Divisive Solar Plot
www.telegraph.co.uk

Residents of Devon holiday spot favoured by crime author are up in arms over 'monstrous' plan to cover the hotel's tennis court with reflective panels

Marc Andreessen Slams Paul Krugman's Attack On Amazon
www.businessinsider.com

Took his shots at Krugman via the Genius website

Is Poppy Pym The New Harry Potter?
www.independent.co.uk

Children's bookseller wins Independent's new author search

Atavist Books To Close
www.publishersweekly.com

Venture will wind down its operations, and no longer publish any titles after December 31, 2014

Tom Hanks Publishes Short Story In The New Yorker
www.theguardian.com

The Apollo 13 star sees his first piece of fiction, about four friends who plan a trip to the moon, in the pages of the illustrious magazine

Vancouver E-book Start Up Looks To Rewrite Future Of Publishing Industry
ca.finance.yahoo.com

Creators bill the technology as the literary equivalent of Netflix

Waterstones Invites Guests For Sleepover After Tourist Found Himself Locked Inside Store
www.standard.co.uk

Advertising the competition on accommodation website Airbnb


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