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Amazon Revamps Its Rating Calculations
www.teleread.com

Favours helpful, recent reviews of verified purchases

PA Supports DCMS #CreateUK Week
www.publishers.org.uk

Publishers Association engaged in a variety of digital activity to showcase the phenomenal success of UK publishing and the creative sector

Now That's What I Call Music! Series And Streaming Reverse Decline In CD Sales
www.independent.co.uk

New figures show a significant increase in the albums market following years of decline

Stanford Dolman Travel Book Of The Year Award: Shortlist Announced
www.telegraph.co.uk

The six books shortlisted for this year's £5,000 Stanford Dolman prize for travel writing open up a world of wonders

Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman Shrouded In More Mystery Before Mid-July Release
www.straitstimes.com

The mystery of Go Set A Watchman has deepened

Penguin Random House Revamps Its Author Portal
www.bookbusinessmag.com

Pooling significant resources to better support its authors

Sears Canada Head To Run Barnes & Noble
www.publishersweekly.com

Barnes & Noble has appointed a retail veteran as the new head of its retail bookstore group

Amazon Set To Pay Self-Published Authors As Little As $0.006 Per Page Read
www.theguardian.com

Writers of shorter works could lose out on revenue as company's Kindle Owners Lending Library and Kindle Unlimited no longer pay per copy downloaded

ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2015 - the finalists
www.alpsp.org

Awards focus on new development, product, service, launch or project which is both innovative and of significant value to scholarly communication

Novelist warns UK publishers that their 'short-termism' could see the next Hilary Mantel 'slip through our fingers'
www.independent.co.uk

Desmond Elliott Prize judge called on publishers to support writers 'not only with their sparkling debuts but with their fourth, fifth, sixth novels'

Amazon Mexico Now Sells Print Books Online
publishingperspectives.com

Amazon has finally launched its full retail operations and a print bookstore in Mexico

Claire Fuller Wins £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize
www.telegraph.co.uk

Announcing the winner of this prize for debut novels, Louise Doughty urges publishers to support writers across their whole careers

Has George RR Martin Finished The Winds Of Winter?
www.independent.co.uk

Game of Thrones director Jack Bender seems to think so

John Lewis To Charge £2 For Click-and-collect
www.telegraph.co.uk

Andy Street, boss of John Lewis, says offering click-and-collect for free is "unsustainable" given the costs

Publishers discover the virtues of pre-order marketing
businesstoday.intoday.in

Advance Bookings!

Flipkart Ranked World's Second-biggest Book Seller
timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Flipkart ahead of companies like B&N, FNAC, Waterstones and The Book Depository, also from UK.

Daggers crime writing awards presented to 'the best of the best'
www.theguardian.com

Crime Writers' Association honours led by lifetime achievement prize for Catherine Aird

Creative industries 'booming' in UK
www.bbc.co.uk

The UK's creative industries are having a boom in employment and exports, says a report from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Busting The Copyright And Digital Single Market Myths
www.bookbrunch.co.uk

Copyright is delivering a digital single market. The ability of publishers to simultaneously license works across the EU - and in many cases the world - derives from the current copyright framework

iOS 8.4 Arrives, Brings Apple Music, Changes to iBooks
the-digital-reader.com

app now supports playing audiobooks inside the iBooks app

Scribd Cuts Romance Catalog
blog.smashwords.com

80-90 percent of Smashwords romance and erotica titles will be dropped by Scribd

Malta Is About To Become The Hot Setting For America's Latest Crime Bestsellers
www.theguardian.com

The tiny Mediterranean archipelago spent a week wooing three popular thriller writers in hopes that they'll use it as a setting to promote the islands in the US

Amazon To Offer One-hour Delivery In London
www.telegraph.co.uk

Cranks up the pressure on high street rivals

Apple Loses Appeal, E-book Decision Is Affirmed
www.publishersweekly.com

Yes, Apple did orchestrate a scheme to fix e-book prices

Claire Denis, Zadie Smith, Wild Bunch On Space Mission
production

French director's first English-language film is set in space


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  1. PA Supports DCMS #CreateUK Week
  2. Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman Shrouded In More Mystery Before Mid-July Release
  3. Has George RR Martin Finished The Winds Of Winter?
  4. Flipkart Ranked World's Second-biggest Book Seller
  5. Claire Fuller Wins £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize
  6. Publishers discover the virtues of pre-order marketing
  7. iOS 8.4 Arrives, Brings Apple Music, Changes to iBooks
  8. The Great Kindle Unlimited Flip-out Of 2015
  9. Amazon Set To Pay Self-Published Authors As Little As $0.006 Per Page Read
  10. John Lewis To Charge £2 For Click-and-collect

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