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Women and Melbourne writers dominate Miles Franklin 2016 shortlist
www.perpetual.com.au

For a second consecutive year four of five authors shortlisted for Australia's premier literary award are female

Children Who Grow Up Surrounded By Books 'Earn More As Adults'
www.telegraph.co.uk

Children who have a large number of books in the house when they're growing up tend to be higher earners later in life

Why Teenagers Are So Resistant To E-readers
www.theguardian.com

Sometimes innovation just can't beat tradition

'Legendary' first edition of Alice in Wonderland set for auction at $2-3m
www.theguardian.com

The edition is one of only 22 known copies in existence

Roberto Saviano: London Is Heart Of Global Financial Corruption
www.theguardian.com

Speaking at the Hay festival, the anti-mafia journalist said British financial services made the UK the world's most corrupt nation

Roald Dahl's Swashboggling Words Get Their Own Dictionary
www.bbc.co.uk

Swashboggling and frobscottle are among thousands of Roald Dahl's words to be compiled in a dictionary celebrating the centenary of the writer's birth

Brought To Book: When Publishers Go To Court
www.theguardian.com

A writer has just won a legal battle with Marvel and DC, but how do publishers usually fare in the courts?

5 Ways Editorial & Sales Should Work Together
www.pubexec.com

Often in publishing there is an us-versus-them dynamic between sales and editorial

The Invention Of Russia Takes Orwell Prize
www.theguardian.com

Most Orwellian winner yet

Melbourne bookstore to close because one jerk complained
www.mhpbooks.com

another instance of an uptight Australian snitch ruining it for the rest of us

Book-publishing's Naughty Secret
www.economist.com

The stigma attached to the romance and erotica genres remains

Revival for classic books after launch of 'bitesize' version to lure in young
www.telegraph.co.uk

Classic novels are undergoing a resurgence after Penguin launched a cut-price series of short texts to lure in a younger generation of readers

Who's Buying The Books? How Are They Finding Them? Who's Coloring Them?
publishingperspectives.com

A few glimpses from Nielsen's 2015 research.

Macmillan Publishers weighs leaving Flatiron Building for a new HQ
therealdeal.com

Macmillan Publishers, the sole office tenant in the Flatiron Building, is considering relocating its headquarters when its lease expires in a few years

Indigo Debuts 'New Vision' Toronto Location
www.shelf-awareness.com

Indigo Books & Music Inc's Heather Reisman takes on 'challenge of retail' with new store concept, expansion

Can the VAT man classify Coloring Books As Not Books?
publishingperspectives.com

Color It Confusing

Shakespeare's First Four Folios Sell At Auction For Almost £2.5m
www.theguardian.com

Books, originally sold as separate lots, were all purchased by anonymous American collector from Christie's auction

Floella Benjamin accuses booksellers of hiding titles by BAME authors
inews.co.uk

Don't judge a book by its cover...

Macmillan Publishers Acquires Self-publishing Platform Pronoun, Formerly Vook
www.talkingnewmedia.com

A new model for publishing

Marvel And DC Comics Back Down Against Londoner
www.theguardian.com

Real-life superhero?

Stephen King Joins Hundreds Of Authors Petitioning Against Donald Trump
www.theguardian.com

More than 450 writers, including Colm Tóibín, Geraldine Brooks and Lydia Davis express 'unequivocal' opposition to his presidential candidacy

Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Notebook Will Be Published As A Book
www.ew.com

'The Godfather Notebook' is a 720-page deep dive

Twitter May Remove Photos And Links From Its 140-character Limit
techcrunch.com

Company said to make the change in next couple of weeks

Spotify Revenues Surge 80% To More Than £1.5bn
www.theguardian.com

Music streaming service nevertheless recorded widening losses

Comixology Launches Netflix-style Subscription Service For Comics
www.theverge.com

US-only, for now


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  1. Melbourne bookstore to close because one jerk complained
  2. Floella Benjamin accuses booksellers of hiding titles by BAME authors
  3. Macmillan Publishers Acquires Self-publishing Platform Pronoun, Formerly Vook
  4. Macmillan Publishers weighs leaving Flatiron Building for a new HQ
  5. The Invention Of Russia Takes Orwell Prize
  6. Children Who Grow Up Surrounded By Books 'Earn More As Adults'
  7. Marvel And DC Comics Back Down Against Londoner
  8. Who's Buying The Books? How Are They Finding Them? Who's Coloring Them?
  9. Women and Melbourne writers dominate Miles Franklin 2016 shortlist
  10. Revival for classic books after launch of 'bitesize' version to lure in young

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