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Sainsbury's One-hour Delivery Service Takes On Amazon
www.theguardian.com

Staff on bikes will peddle up to 20 items in south-west London via Chop Chop app

Emma Donoghue, Madeleine Thien Shortlisted For $100k Giller Prize
www.cbc.ca

Debut authors and established writers alike are in the running for Canada's $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize, which has unveiled a short list of six contenders

Sherlock: New Episode Titles Revealed
www.bbc.co.uk

The titles of the first two new Sherlock episodes which will air in 2017 have been revealed

Frankfurt Book Fair 2016 Preview
www.publishersweekly.com

New programs, innovation anchor the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair

Audiobooks Turn More Readers Into Listeners As E-books Slip
mobile.nytimes.com

Sales of paperback books are up. Independent bookstores are thriving again. The threat of a digital apocalypse has subsided, as e-book sales have tumbled

His Bloody Project To Be Adapted For The Screen
www.heraldscotland.com

Synchronicity Films have secured the film and television rights to His Bloody Project, by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Playlists 'more popular than albums'
www.bbc.co.uk

Playlists are now a more popular way to listen to music than albums, according to the Music Business Association

Ngugi Wa Thiongo wins 6th Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award
english.donga.com

100 million won, won

Philip Pullman among authors urging culture secretary to 'set new course' for libraries
www.theguardian.com

More than 300 writers have written to Karen Bradley calling for action on crisis in library service

James Patterson Calls Off His Fictional Murder Of Stephen King
www.theguardian.com

Decides he did not want to cause King and his family 'any discomfort'

Zecher Resigns as HMH CEO
www.publishersweekly.com

Linda Zecher has resigned as CEO of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt after a five-year run

Why Have Women Finally Started Winning Science Book Prizes?
www.theguardian.com

Andrea Wulf's victory in the Royal Society prize this week continues a trend that has seen female authors triumphing after many years on the margins

Athens Emblematic Bookstore Closes Down
greece.greekreporter.com

Eleftheroudakis to close last shop after 100 years in business

Ralph Lauren To Celebrate 50th Anniversary With Memoir
wwd.com

Will be published in fall 2017

Scholastic's Revenue Blessed By 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child'
www.wsj.com

Publisher posts a narrower loss of $39.6 million

His Bloody Project's Sales Leave Booker Shortlist Rivals For Dead
www.theguardian.com

Small Scottish publisher scrambling to meet demand

Game Developer Ubisoft Launches Book Line
www.publishersweekly.com

Book division to launch two Assassin's Creed books

Swiss Book Prize Shortlist
www.complete-review.com

or more correctly the Swiss Book Prize for books written in German

French American Prize Longlist
www.complete-review.com

Like American fiction doesn't get enough attention in France

Forgotten Georgette Heyer stories to be republished
www.theguardian.com

Three short stories by the queen of Regency romance have been discovered by her biographer and are being reprinted in a new volume

Philip Pullman calls for UK to adopt EU plans to protect authors' royalties
www.theguardian.com

Wants EU directive to be introduced in Britain, to block 'unfair practices that currently prevent authors making a living'

Google Books Will Now Make Better Suggestions On What To Read Next
techcrunch.com

Google Books aims to offer a better challenge to Amazon's Kindle app when it comes to helping you find new things to read

Vahni Capildeo Wins £15,000 Forward Prize For Poetry
www.telegraph.co.uk

The year's best poetry collection

O'Leary Named New BISG Executive Director
www.publishersweekly.com

Well-known industry consultant

Stephen King Novella Hearts In Atlantis To Get Big Screen Adaptation
www.independent.co.uk

Author has given his personal approval to the project


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