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HarperCollins Announce Appointment of New Zealand Publisher
www.booksellers.co.nz

Replaces Finlay Macdonald

Dundee International Book Prize 2016 Shortlist Announced
www.thecourier.co.uk

Writers from three continents have made this year's shortlist

Dick Whittington Treasury Entrusted To Guildhall Library
www.theguardian.com

Books, puzzles, pantomime programmes and other rare items among hoard, the gift of an eccentric American collector

Nielsen Book to Launch ISBN Store, Making ISBNs More Accessible to Self-Published Authors
www.bookbusinessmag.com

Will allow U.K. publishers and self-published authors to purchase ISBNs within minutes

Harry Potter And The Return Of The Bookselling Frenzy
www.publishersweekly.com

Harry Potter fans, booksellers, and librarians are getting ready to party like it's 2007

The 21st-century Librarian
www.theatlantic.com

As the way people access information changes, librarians are exploring ways to make their jobs newly relevant

'The BFG' beats 'Star Trek Beyond' to debut top of UK box office
www.screendaily.com

Towering over the competition

Amazon Now Testing Drone Delivery In The UK
www.cnet.com

Amazon's long-developed Prime Air drone delivery system may see its first application in the UK

Craig Oliver to publish inside account of Cameron Brexit failure
inews.co.uk

Craig Oliver, David Cameron's Communications director, will reveal the inside story of the former Prime Minister's failed EU referendum bid in a new book

Book-seller killed by falling sign as she closed high street Waterstones store
www.dailymail.co.uk

Killed by a falling sign because it was not properly maintained

Hemingway wins Florida Hemingway lookalike contest
www.theguardian.com

Dave Hemingway is first Hemingway to win Hemingway lookalike title

Hong Kong Book Fair Subdued After Bookseller Disappearances
www.theguardian.com

Caution evident in buying and selling of politically sensitive material amid fears of growing repression from mainland's Communist party

John Lewis's 'March', Peter Kuper's 'Ruins' Win Eisner Awards
www.publishersweekly.com

The awards ceremony was held on Friday night in conjunction with Comic-Con San Diego

German Translators' Survey Of Contracts Cites Low Pay Levels
publishingperspectives.com

Germany's translators' association asserts 'the weak position of literary translators in negotiations with large publishing houses.'

Amy Lloyd wins Daily Mail/PRH £20,000 First Novel prize!
www.dailymail.co.uk

Budding writer Amy Lloyd, 30, from Cardiff, (pictured) has won a £20,000 advance and the services of a top literary agent as the winner of The Daily Mail First Novel Competition

Amazon Vows To Stop Using Huge Cardboard Boxes To Deliver Small Items
www.mirror.co.uk

Facing criticism for over-packaging its products

Harry Potter Could Help Stop Donald Trump Becoming US President
www.independent.co.uk

The more Potter books a person has read, the lower their opinion of the Republican candidate

Rob Wilson takes on public libraries brief at DCMS
www.cilip.org.uk

Rob Wilson MP has been assigned policy responsibility for public libraries in England at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport

Executive Changes At Quarto Group
www.shelf-awareness.com

The Quarto Group has added three new positions to its leadership structure

Alan Moore uses nine-year-old's fan letter on new book's cover
www.theguardian.com

Young fan's endorsement of 'the greatest author in human history' welcomed by the comics legend, who uses it to adorn new novel Jerusalem

Taking Copyright Infringement To Small Claims Court
goodereader.com

In a move that's been a long time coming, the US Authors Guild announced this week a small measure of victory on a project that it's had in the works for a while

Jim Henson Company To Make New Film Of Terry Pratchett's The Wee Free Men
www.telegraph.co.uk

A new film of Sir Terry Pratchett's young adult novel The Wee Free Men is in development

Clare Mackintosh Wins Crime Novel Of The Year Award
www.bbc.co.uk

Author Val McDermid was also honoured with an outstanding contribution to crime fiction award

Scholastic Posts Solid Fiscal 2016 Results
www.publishersweekly.com

Led by a 14% increase in revenue in its trade division, total sales at Scholastic rose 2%

Ladybird Spoofs Pass Two Million Sales Mark
www.bbc.co.uk

The Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups series has sold more than two million copies since its release last October, its publisher has revealed


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