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How Paul Beatty's win shakes the Jonathan Franzen-loving US literati

The high literary gatekeepers of Manhattan may find they have egg on their face because they didn't see it coming

Can The Robust Tradition Of Recommendation Seen In Book Clubs Be Scaled Up Through Digital?

New, international boutique club will be a digital evocation of a book club's traditional place in recommendations

Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize Win Shows That Literature Can Burst Beyond The Boundaries Of Books

Address the barbarism of our times

Big Publishers & their poaching game

Karen Sullivan at Orenda: it comes as a mammoth shock to me when big companies swoop in waving big cheques to tempt away my authors

'Ownership' and other e-book fallacies

Many of our assumptions about ownership do not apply to digital versions of books

Global Publishing Industry Will Generate $358 Billion By 2020

The bulk of the revenue should derive from the digitization of consumer books

Seth Godin's Three Charges Against Publishers

Anyone can publish their ideas, but very few people can curate them, and very few people have the wherewithal to promote them

Google Experiments With Book Discovery...and Fails

How could Google get it so wrong?

How Banning Books Marginalizes Children

Attitudes about which books are "appropriate" for kids to read have too often suppressed stories about different cultures and life experiences

The Digital Age Has Destroyed The Concept Of Ownership

and companies are taking advantage of it

Why Publishers Must Go Mobile

Online purchases and mobile access are overtaking bricks-and-mortar channels

A Northern Powerhouse Really Is Coming – In Publishing

How can publishers reflect the diversity of modern Britain? Follow the independents and move north

The banning of books in prisons: 'It's like living in the dark ages'

Dan Slater's Wolf Boys, Nonfiction Book About Drug Cartels, Banned From Texas Prisons

Does - The Bestseller Code - Divulge Its Secrets?

We need to know

Bonnier Books CEO Jacob Dalborg: 'Digitization Is Not Necessarily Evil'

The book business hasn't suffered disruption as dramatic as that of other industries, says Jacob Dalborg

Digitization Is Not Necessarily Evil

Core publishing activities are resilient

DRM products are defective by design

Time to tell users what they're buying

Publishers are no longer in the book trade ...

they are in the what-the-hell-can-we-do-to-make-a-buck trade

eBook pricing resembles three dimensional chess

It has been an article of faith for the past few years that there is revenue to unlock from ebook sales if only the pricing could be better understood

Why It's Time We Took Mills And Boon Seriously

Mills and Boon could be classed as feminist literature

It's The North That Has Given The Most To Art, Literature, Language And Comedy

Melvyn Bragg says so

The Best 100 Works Of World Literature

according to Russian writer Dmitry Bykov

Create A Strong Author Platform With Free Content

While it may sound counterintuitive, giving away your writing benefits you in the end

Bring Back Bonkbusters!

It's time for a new wave of the quintessential Thatcherite literary form

What Just Doesn't Make It Anymore, At Least Not Nearly As Frequently, Is The Big Bookstore

Book retailing is becoming a mix of pretty small book-and-literary-centric stores and an add-on in many places

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F+W Media International launches trend-led SewandSo imprint

Leading niche category publisher F+W Media International will launch SewandSo as a new imprint in 2017. The new line will focus on books covering the top UK and global trends in the craft category

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Could his startling success at selling books translate into his own publishing empire?

Carole Blake Dies

Tributes paid to literary agent Carole Blake, who has passed away

David Cameron Cashes In With £800,000 Deal For His Memoirs

Former prime minister signs up with publishers Williams Collins

Madeleine Thien wins 2016 Governor General's Literary Award for fiction

Madeleine Thien has won the 2016 Governor General's Literary Award for fiction for her novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Germany's Papego Named Startup Of The Year By ContentShift

Mobile reading app designed to bridge the gap between mobile and print books wins €10000

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