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The BitLit/Shelfie Rebrand
www.adweek.com

Bitlit, an app that connects readers with e-book versions of print books they own, has renamed the company Shelfie

High Street Sales Tumble To Lowest Level Since 2008 Crisis
www.telegraph.co.uk

Sales across all retail sectors slumped in August to the lowest point since November 2008

Penguin Books To Host Brand Experiences At Boxpark Residency
www.eventmagazine.co.uk

Publisher Penguin Books is celebrating its 80th birthday by hosting its first pop-up store in London's Boxpark next week (8-13 September)

E-book Sales Fall After New Amazon Contracts
www.wsj.com

Prices rise, but revenue takes a hit

Authors Patrick Ness And John Green Raise More Than £18,000 For Refugees In Four Hours
www.telegraph.co.uk

Set up a fundraising page in an attempt to do something concrete

The Richell Prize For Emerging Writers: The Full Longlist
www.theguardian.com

Guardian Australia and Hachette Australia announce the 21 writers in the running for inaugural $10,000 books prize, chosen from more than 900 entries

Barnes & Noble's Latest Nook Is A Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
www.cnet.com

Barnes & Noble doesn't make its own Nook tablets anymore, but it is continuing its partnership with Samsung

Kenneth Branagh To Direct The Artemis Fowl Movie
variety.com

After spending years in development limbo, Disney's adaptation for "Artemis Fowl" may have found new life

China's Appetite For Book Rights Craves More Global Reciprocity
publishingperspectives.com

Craves more US/European interest

Former Book Depository CTO prepares to launch new global bookselling site
internetretailing.net

Ibiidi will be a new technology-driven platform that will help customers find the widest range of books published around the world

Richard And Judy Book Club Autumn 2015 Titles Announced
blog.whsmith.co.uk

Titles by Kate Mosse, S K Tremayne and Anne Tyler are among the eight books chosen for the latest WH Smith Richard and Judy Book Club

Writer Accusing Vivienne Westwood Of Plagiarism Claims Win
www.theguardian.com

Paul Gorman says publisher admits plagiarism by adding citations to biography while Picador rejects 'unjustified claims'

Agent Buys Award-Winning U.K. Indie Dulwich Books
www.shelf-awareness.com

Susie Nicklin, executive chair and co-founder of the Marsh Agency, has purchased British indie Dulwich Books

Amazon Throws Open A Million Books For Indians On Kindle At Just $3 A Month
www.techinasia.com

India is the first country in Asia to get this service, which is currently available in the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, and Canada

E-book Readers' Guilty Pleasures Revealed
www.telegraph.co.uk

A recently published list of Amazon.co.uk's biggest selling e-books of the year features psychological thrillers, misery memoirs and a healthy dose of Mills and Boon

WHSmith data breach leads to hundreds of emails filling up subscribers' inboxes
www.theguardian.com

Misconfigured contact-us form on retailer's website sends data to company's entire mailing list

Tim Sherwood Accidentally Quotes Passages From Classic Literature During Post Match Interviews
sabotagetimes.com

Sherwood: Erm... we got a lot of character in this squad. Y'know a lot of people were saying, after we'd lost two on the bounce, that we were in blood stepped so far that, should we wade no more, returning would be as tedious as to go o'er

Controversy Dogs Red Hen Press After Huffpo Article
www.publishersweekly.com

Piece ignites firestorm within literary publishing circles for its seemingly casual reliance on a number of racial, ethnic, and gender stereotypes

Don DeLillo to receive National Book award for lifetime achievement
www.theguardian.com

Author, praised for his insights into technology and terrorism, to received one of the highest accolades in American letters

Elena Ferrante Pours Scorn On Speculation She Could Be A Man
www.theguardian.com

The phenomenon of the Ferrante phenomenon

Author Anthony Horowitz Sorry For Idris Elba Remarks
www.bbc.co.uk

Anthony Horowitz has apologised for saying he thought Idris Elba was "too street" to be the next James Bond

And Then There Were None Voted Top Agatha Christie Novel
www.bbc.co.uk

The 1939 thriller received 21% of the votes

JK Rowling announces Harry Potter's son is starting at Hogwarts
www.independent.co.uk

James Sirius Potter is starting at the school for witchcraft and wizardry

False alarm: There isn't a hidden third Harper Lee novel after all
www.theguardian.com

Expert says documents thought to possibly be another unseen story are from an early version of her most famous book

May Sales Drop for Adult, Children's Books in USA
www.publishersweekly.com

US Trade sales in May saw some wild swings, according to AAP's monthly StatShot program


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