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Google Play Books' New Reading Mode Lets You Browse And Skim Nonfiction Ebooks Faster
gigaom.com

When it comes to nonfiction, though — cookbooks, atlases, travel guides and so on — ebooks haven't done as well

Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2014 Shortlists Announced
www.irishbookawards.ie

Features a diverse array of acclaimed authors and well known Irish personalities

Amazon's Impact On Publishing?
www.publishersweekly.com

It's Complicated

Halloween Habits: The Rise Of Horror In Children's Books
www.theguardian.com

Why scary books are so much better than scary films

Drive, The Coolest Movie of the Decade, is Getting a Trendy New Soundtrack Thanks to the BBC
www.independent.co.uk

Film will be shown with new score on BBC Three on October 30th

Spain's Oldest Dictionary Under Fire For Equating 'gypsy' With 'cheat'
www.theguardian.com

Roma group calls on Royal Spanish Academy to remove latest definition of the word, saying 'language has consequences'

Wellcome Library Funds A New Partnership To Digitise 800,000 Pages Of Mental Health Archives
www.wellcome.ac.uk

Over 800,000 pages of archival material from psychiatric hospitals in the UK from the 18th to the 20th centuries will be digitised

Wylie Backs Hachette In Amazon Dispute
www.publishersweekly.com

Wylie suggested it was a mistake for publishers to have ever agreed to give Amazon 30% of digital profits as the music industry had given Apple

Pioneering Scheme To Locate Village Libraries At Hertfordshire's Part-time Fire Stations
www.hertsdirect.org

funding will be used to relocate up to four existing libraries from their current homes to modern new facilities on the same site as the village fire station

Skoobe Expands Into Spain
the-digital-reader.com

Germany's Skoobe has announced it is expanding its ebook subscription service into Spain

October 2014 Author Earnings Report
authorearnings.com

Includes first look at the effects of Kindle Unlimited

Meshack Asare Winner of the 2015 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature
neustadtprize.org

Asare is the first African writer to be awarded the biennial $25,000 Prize

Prix Goncourt Final Four
www.complete-review.com

Hot tip Meursault, contre-enquête by Kamel Daoud continues its impressive prizes-run

Waterstones Set To Return To Epsom
www.surreycomet.co.uk

Christmas comes early for Epsom

Game Of Thrones: Learn the history of Westeros in new George RR Martin book
www.independent.co.uk

A little something to tide fans over in the form of a new companion guide

US Children's Sales Stay Hot in July
www.publishersweekly.com

Sales of adult books rose 3.6% in July, but were still down 2.2% for the first seven months of 2014

Taschen Eyes Russian Expansion
publishingperspectives.com

Renewed focus on Russia and signed new distribution deals

From Cronuts To Mankles: The Words That The Collins Dictionary Excluded
www.theguardian.com

'Photobomb' may have its legacy assured through the ages, but there are some even more egregious neologisms that didn't make the cut

Amazon's Crowdsourced Publishing Venture Goes Live
www.theguardian.com

Kindle Scout allows readers to read unpublished novels and vote whether they should be published by Amazon

Poetry Brothel Puts The Bawd In Bard
www.theguardian.com

A party where you pay to have verse read to you in a bordello-style setting is packing in the punters

Award For The Australian Books That Fly Under The Radar
www.theguardian.com

A Melbourne book chain has established an award for new writers

Lagardere Boosts Stake In Russia's Azbooka-Atticus
lunch.publishersmarketplace.com

Hachette Livre announced that it has increased its stake in Russian publisher Azbooka-Atticus, growing their 25 percent interest to a 49 percent holding

Rolling Stones to sell limited edition coffee table books for $5,000 each
www.independent.co.uk

Never let it be said The Rolling Stones have sold out

Suhrkamp Given Reform Go-ahead
www.dw.de

For eight years it has been riven by legal battles

What Book Should You Read Next?
www.fastcoexist.com

Putting Librarians And Algorithms To The Test


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  1. Halloween Habits: The Rise Of Horror In Children's Books
  2. Wylie Backs Hachette In Amazon Dispute
  3. October 2014 Author Earnings Report
  4. Drive, The Coolest Movie of the Decade, is Getting a Trendy New Soundtrack Thanks to the BBC
  5. Spain's Oldest Dictionary Under Fire For Equating 'gypsy' With 'cheat'
  6. Poetry Brothel Puts The Bawd In Bard
  7. Waterstones Set To Return To Epsom
  8. Wellcome Library Funds A New Partnership To Digitise 800,000 Pages Of Mental Health Archives
  9. Google Play Books' New Reading Mode Lets You Browse And Skim Nonfiction Ebooks Faster
  10. Game Of Thrones: Learn the history of Westeros in new George RR Martin book

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