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Lemony Snicket Apologizes For Racist Joke About Black Writer At National Book Awards
www.theguardian.com

Children's author Daniel Handler has apologized for an "ill-conceived" joke he made about the black American writer Jacqueline Woodson

BitLit Bundles Elsevier Ebooks
www.digitalbookworld.com

Four months after HarperCollins launched a pilot program with the ebook bundling start-up BitLit, Elsevier follows suit

Teachers Told To Get Textbooks Back In Classrooms
www.dailymail.co.uk

and stop relying on worksheets and the internet during lessons

HarperCollins Campaign Streams New Book One Word At A Time
www.clickz.com

To increase engagement around a new thriller, HarperCollins "spritzed" it one word at a time on a digital billboard at one of London's busiest train stations

Hachette Agrees To Buy Black Dog & Leventhal
www.publishersweekly.com

Hachette Book Group continues to look for ways to increase its presence in the nonfiction market

Ursula K Le Guin Lashes Out At Amazon And Sell-outs In Awards Speech
www.independent.co.uk

She may be 85, but the acclaimed US novelist Ursula K Le Guin still has plenty to say

Ladybird Drops Books' Gender Branding
www.telegraph.co.uk

Ladybird Books has confirmed it will not be publishing any more books labelled for 'girls' or 'boys'

Waterstones Liverpool Produce Awesome Display Of New Luis Suarez Book
metro.co.uk

Uruguayan is better remembered in England for his teeth than his goals.

Jo Lusby To Head Penguin Random House North Asia
www.shelf-awareness.com

Lusby has been managing director of Penguin China for the past nine years.

Nook Launches Audiobook App For Android
www.digitalbookworld.com

Nook shuttered its digital audiobook store this summer, but now it's getting back in the saddle

Germans Call For Reduced Taxes On Ebooks
the-digital-reader.com

The US may be blessed with lower taxes on ebooks but most of Europe isn't so luck

UK Arts Council launches new advocacy magazine for arts
www.teleread.com

New magazine called Create is, "a new journal that aims to stimulate discussion about the true value of art and culture to our society"

Former Amazon Employee Plans Hunger Strike, As Standoff With Company Escalates
www.geekwire.com

Escalating his ongoing protest of the company

New Font Helps Make Reading Easier For Dyslexics
www.mhpbooks.com

A Dutch designer named Christian Boer has developed a new typeface designed to make reading easier for dyslexics

National Book Awards: Ex-US Marine Phil Klay Wins For Redeployment
www.theguardian.com

Short story collection about soldiers struggling in cope with chaos of Iraq war takes top US literary prize, with Ursula K Le Guin honored for lifetime contribution

BBC To Film New Adaptation Of Joseph Conrad's Novel The Secret Agent
www.theguardian.com

Corporation announces 40 hours of new drama, including series based on Len Deighton's SS-GB

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Screenwriter To Adapt The Goldfinch
www.theguardian.com

Donna Tartt's bestselling, Pulitzer-winning novel about grief, love and art theft makes its next step towards the big screen

Attractive Middle Class Woman Does Not Have Cookery Book Out
www.thedailymash.co.uk

A good looking woman from a nice family has inexplicably failed to produce a cookery book

'Slash Fiction' Thrives In China, Despite Government Crackdowns
publishingperspectives.com

China's crack down on "slash fiction" and pornographic graphic novels hasn't stifled the flow of material — or its popularity

The Top 10 Words Invented By Writers
www.theguardian.com

'Authorisms' – neologisms coined by authors which have entered the wider language – have been enriching English for centuries. From Shakespeare to Joseph Heller

Black Friday 2014: More Than £1m To Be Spent Every Three Minutes As Amazon Pledges 40pc Discounts
www.telegraph.co.uk

Black Friday to be biggest ever online shopping day in Britain with consumers spending more than £6,000 every second

Amazon Counts Cost As Christmas Veto Campaign Gathers Momentum
www.theguardian.com

Amazon stands to lose business worth £500,000 and counting as support grows for drive to secure living wage for workers

Thomas King Wins Canada's Governor General's Award
www.publishersweekly.com

The winners of the Governor General's Award, a Canadian literature prize that delivers C$25,000 to authors in seven categories (in both English and French),have been announced

Open Road Partners With Spanish Publisher On Bestseller Translations
www.publishersweekly.com

Open Road Español, Open Road Media's Spanish language imprint, has teamed up with Barcelona-based independent publisher Roca Editorial

Slower Growth For E-books In Europe
www.nytimes.com

Big in US and UK but the picture is radically different in continental Europe


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