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Jodi Picoult Slams Sexist 'Pink Fluffy Cover' Publishing Industry
www.independent.co.uk

The My Sister's Keep author says women's fiction means only that the author has a vagina

Amazon: We Are Not Trying To Destroy Royal Mail
www.telegraph.co.uk

Defends delivery business

Radio 4 To Broadcast 10-Hour War And Peace On New Year's Day
www.independent.co.uk

The 'epic' broadcast will only stop for news and The Archers on the first day of 2015

Night Games by Anna Krien wins William Hill Sports Book of the Year
www.theguardian.com

Only second woman to win prize after Laura Hillenbrand

New EU VAT rules threaten to kill UK micro firms
www.telegraph.co.uk

The EU's new VAT MOSS rule, which is due to come into force on January 1, will create a #VATMESS

The Baileys Women's Prize For Fiction Announce The 2015 Judges
www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk

The panel will be chaired by Director of Liberty – and author of the bestselling On Liberty - Shami Chakrabarti

Brian O'Driscoll has seen off Roy Keane to land the Bord Gáis Energy Sports Book of the Year
www.independent.ie

Other Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2014 winners including Graham Norton, Cecelia Ahern and Majella O' Donnell

PD James, acclaimed detective novelist, dies aged 94
www.telegraph.co.uk

Author who rose to fame for series of detective novels starring policeman and poet Adam Dalgliesh dies aged 94 at home in Oxford

Mary Berry The Toast Of This Year's Specsavers National Book Awards
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Outstanding Achievement Award

Colin Barrett Awarded Guardian First Book Award For 2014
www.booktrade.info

Award recognises the finest new authors who have had their first book published in English in the last year

Jimmy Page Announces Unusual Book Event
www.antimusic.com

He will be hand pressing fans with a 'Zoso' stamp

German Retailer Douglas Mandates Bank To Sell Book Store Chain, Thalia
www.reuters.com

Thalia, with around 300 book stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, has struggled to deal with the rise of online retailers

Zoellamania Hits Waterstones
www.independent.co.uk

Online phenomenon Zoe Suggs was a bestseller even before her book was published

Sales Rose 1% At Books-a-Million
www.publishersweekly.com

Books-A-Million posted a solid quarter for the period ended November 1, 2014 with sales up and the net loss even with one year ago

Raymond Briggs, Judith Kerr And Other Children's Books Stars Add To Most Famous Books For Charity
www.theguardian.com

Unique auction of annotated first editions

James Patterson Burns Books To Promote Reading
www.theguardian.com

Attempt to persuade Barack Obama of the parlous state of reading in America

Cosby Biographer Sorry For Not Pursuing Rape Claims
www.khou.com

Toxic ripple effect

Jodi Picoult: 'It's Really Hard To Love America Sometimes'
www.telegraph.co.uk

Americans should be made to travel.

In Amazon Vs. Alibaba, Bezos Turns His Sellers Into Soldiers
www.forbes.com

Needs to stick to what it knows best: selling stuff

As Amazon's Iron Grip Slips, Best Buy Is Taking Advantage
pando.com

Not long ago, it seemed like Best Buy was destined to be roadkill beneath Amazon's tires

Breaking The Cycle Of Poor Literacy Standards - One Step At A Time
www.bbc.co.uk

Literacy problems often go down through the generations

Exhibitors Find A Buzzing Shanghai Fair And A Booming Children's Market
www.publishersweekly.com

Bigger venue and a much expanded professional program

Charlie Higson To Create Jekyll And Hyde For ITV
www.telegraph.co.uk

The creator of The Fast Show will bring the classic novel to screen in 2015

Perseus Caps Eventful Year With Strong Results
www.publishersweekly.com

Perseus Books Group CEO David Steinberger began his annual letter to employees by noting that "the only constant is change"

Readers Prefer Authors Of Their Own Sex, Survey Finds
www.theguardian.com

Goodreads analysis shows an overwhelming proportion of books read, by both sexes, were written by authors of the same gender


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  1. Zoellamania Hits Waterstones
  2. Mary Berry The Toast Of This Year's Specsavers National Book Awards
  3. Night Games by Anna Krien wins William Hill Sports Book of the Year
  4. Colin Barrett Awarded Guardian First Book Award For 2014
  5. The Baileys Women's Prize For Fiction Announce The 2015 Judges
  6. Jimmy Page Announces Unusual Book Event
  7. Jodi Picoult: 'It's Really Hard To Love America Sometimes'
  8. New EU VAT rules threaten to kill UK micro firms
  9. German Retailer Douglas Mandates Bank To Sell Book Store Chain, Thalia
  10. Brian O'Driscoll has seen off Roy Keane to land the Bord Gáis Energy Sports Book of the Year

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