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Book Printed As Birthday Gift Makes Literary Prize Shortlist
www.heraldscotland.com

A book of poetry that was published as a secret birthday present for the writer has been shortlisted for a major literary prize

WH Smith To Open Low-cost Greeting Card Shops
www.telegraph.co.uk

WH Smith is launching a chain of low-cost greeting cards stores named Cardmarket and expanding its newsagent franchise

Four Reasons We All Love Waterstones At The Moment
www.londonlovesbusiness.com

Waterstones is nailing it on the social media, PR and customer services fronts

HUP Signs Book By Piketty's Mentor
www.publishersweekly.com

Harvard University Press has signed a book called Inequality by Sir Anthony B Atkinson, a fellow at Oxford's Nuffield College

One Direction Fanfic Author: 'It's So Crazy I Don't Know What's Going On'
www.theguardian.com

Six-figure deal for three steamy books will now be followed by a film, all based on a fictionalised version of the boy band

How Nylons Changed Literature
www.theguardian.com

Stockings were once a marker of a character's class and aspirations

Kobo President Michael Tamblyn To Indie Authors: You're On Amazon's Hit List
www.digitalbookworld.com

Indie authors won't be exempt from the tactics Amazon is using against Hachette

Joey Barton is A Bard Man!
www.dailystar.co.uk

Footy star is penning book on high-brow life

Naomi Klein Wins Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize For Nonfiction
writerstrust.com

The prize is the richest annual literary award for a book of nonfiction published in Canada

Perseus Promotions
www.shelf-awareness.com

Weinberg, Suchomel, Goldberg and More

London's Influential Literati
www.standard.co.uk

These are the stars who are pushing boundaries

Vivienne Westwood Accused Of Plagiarism Over Book On Her Life
www.independent.co.uk

Author of a 2001 book accuses punk designer of copying sections and not crediting properly

Harry Potter Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' Will Be A Trilogy, At Least
goodereader.com

More potential films on the way

Twin Peaks Book Will Fill In Gaps Before Show's Return
uk.ign.com

Novel written by Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost

Man Spends Evening Locked In Waterstones After Staff Shut Up Shop
www.telegraph.co.uk

David Willis, from Dallas, Texas, wrote on Twitter on Thursday night that he had been locked inside the Trafalgar Square branch of Waterstones in London

Frank Cottrell Boyce: Excessive Analysis Of Books Puts Kids Off Reading
www.theguardian.com

Writer to use David Fickling lecture to argue that some teaching methods promoting literacy are polluting the reading experience

David Peace's Damned United Donation Boosts Theatre Company
www.bbc.co.uk

Author David Peace has donated the stage rights to The Damned United

Ion Trewin Diagnosed With Untreatable Cancer
www.themanbookerprize.com

Ion Trewin, Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, has been undergoing tests in hospital and has been diagnosed with untreatable cancer

McSweeney's To Become Nonprofit Publishing House
blog.sfgate.com

Will allow the acclaimed small press to continue taking on projects that don't necessarily make money

Roy Keane Book Sees Irish Sales Top 10,000 Last Week
www.irishtimes.com

Book also tops British chart with 21,000 sales

US August Bookstore Sales Rose 3.4%
www.shelf-awareness.com

First Gain of Year

WH Smith Profits Rise, Announces Share Buy Back
uk.news.yahoo.com

Total sales down 2 percent

Telegraph Executive Who Bought Mantel's Thatcher Story Departs
www.theguardian.com

Company spokeswoman said: "TMG doesn't comment on departures."

Graywolf Press Poets Named National Book Awards Finalists
www.twincities.com

The National Book Foundation announced five finalists in each of four categories

$25,000 Illustrated Book Prize Goes To Edward Hopper Work
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com

The Alice Award now in its second year


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