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Amazon Prime Members Spend An Astonishing $1,500 A Year
www.huffingtonpost.com

New research suggests just how much more members are spending

Italian Ebook Market Estimated To Grow 30-40% In 2015
publishingperspectives.com

Italian ebook sales nearing €60 million

Clays In Major Contract Win
www.printweek.com

To become the sole UK supplier of monochrome books to Penguin Random House

Kobo To Take Over Blinkbox Books Business
goodereader.com

Existing Blinkbox Books app will be discontinued within a few months

Apple Posts The Biggest Quarterly Profit In History
www.bbc.co.uk

Sales of the iPad continued to disappoint

Sequel To Stieg Larsson's Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Trilogy Set For 35 Countries
www.theguardian.com

Publishers say That Which Does Not Kill, completed by David Lagercrantz after his fellow Swede's death could rival global impact of Da Vinci Code

BBC Book Coverage Is 'An Absolute Disgrace', Says Robert Harris
www.telegraph.co.uk

Chairman of the Costa Book Awards judging panel is cheered as he calls on BBC director-general Tony Hall to 'do a little bit more for the book trade, please'

H Is For Hawk By Helen Macdonald Named 2014 Costa Book Of The Year
www.booktrade.info

Beat bookies' favourite, How to be both by Ali Smith

Royal Literary Fund Launches Writers Aloud Podcast, Blog
www.teleread.com

The Writers Aloud project also gives the RLF the chance to fulfil its mission by paying writers to write, or at least broadcast about writing

Harper CEO Not Testifying in Latest E-book Price-Fixing Case
www.publishersweekly.com

Plaintiffs in a second e-book price-fixing case cannot depose HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray

Mr Men And Little Miss In Fox Animation Film Deal
www.bbc.co.uk

Film rights for the Mr Men and Little Miss characters have been secured by Fox Animation

Even Amazon Bows Before 'Snowpocalypse'
www.bloomberg.com

Shock Horror: Storm Forces Amazon.com To Limit One-hour Delivery In NYC

Libris Literatuur Prijs Longlist
www.librisliteratuurprijs.nl

They've announced the longlist for this year's Libris Literatuur Prijs, one of the leading Dutch literary prizes

Bestselling Paperbacks In Germany, 2014
www.complete-review.com

Translated-from-the-English works dominate

Humanity Can Defeat SkyNet With BOOKS, Says IT Think Tank
www.theregister.co.uk

If CompSci kiddies read Neal Stephenson and Dave Eggers, our species will endure

Branford Boase Award 2015 Longlist
www.telegraph.co.uk

The 2015 Branford Boase longlist has 18 books in contention for the award for the outstanding debut novel for children

S&S Unveils New Imprint With Clegg Novel
www.publishersweekly.com

Scout Press

'Don Quixote' Author Miguel De Cervantes' Coffin Found After Nine-Month Search
www.independent.co.uk

Author's remains had been lost for 400 years

Reading On The Rise Among Young Danes
www.theguardian.com

Schoolchildren's increased interest in books attributed to school campaigns and better targeting by publishers

The Swiss Franc, Swiss Publishers And Swiss Booksellers
www.complete-review.com

Swiss book buyers now have even more of an incentive to purchase via Amazon Germany

Mobile Boom Spurs Ebook Growth In China
www.digitalbookworld.com

China's book market is growing fast

Tesco Offloads Blinkbox Music And Shutters Ebook Service
techcrunch.com

Last-minute sale to Waterstones reportedly falls through

Bronte Table Brought Back To Haworth Parsonage
www.bbc.co.uk

A table at which the Brontë sisters wrote has been brought back to the family home in Yorkshire after being purchased with a grant of £580,000

Black Friday 'may have hit Christmas sales', says ONS
www.bbc.co.uk

Monthly sales only rose 0.4% in December, compared with a 1.6% monthly rise in November

Dragons' Den-Backed Publishing Start-Up Tops Book Bestseller Chart
www.telegraph.co.uk

Lost My Name, which won £100,000 of investment from Dragons' Den investor Piers Linney last year, has been a success


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