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Literary Agents Have To Be Prepared To Take All Routes To Market
www.bookbrunch.co.uk

A literary agency has a duty to its clients to make them money by finding their audiences

The London Book Fair: Many Tote Bags But Few Industry Solutions
www.themillions.com

The totes are where it's at

'Literary Fiction' Is Just Clever Marketing
www.theguardian.com

It's weasel wording, in that it conflates lit fic with literature

Are Boys Not Reading Because Of All Those Women In Publishing?
www.thetimes.co.uk

It's no wonder boys aren't reading — the children's book market is run by women

Publishing: What Comes Next
www.futurebook.net

The question of what comes next, and how much we can influence that should now be foremost in our minds.

Do Amazon Employees Feel Naughty Using Indie Bookstores?
www.mhpbooks.com

Bookstores in Seattle Soar, and Embrace an Old Nemesis: Amazon.com

Women's Book Clubs Shouldn't Be Wine Clubs
www.huffingtonpost.ca

Sorry, but the good book clubs tend to ban booze

Out Of Bounds: The National Trust's Libraries
www.the-tls.co.uk

Opening them up for ever, for everyone does not, however, seem to apply to its libraries

Daphne Du Maurier 'Overlooked' By Literary Critics
www.telegraph.co.uk

Ahead of the BBC adaption of her book Jamaica Inn, the son of Daphne du Maurier hits out at her critics

Why You Need To Experiment With Content Sponsorship
www.bookbusinessmag.com

No matter what type of content you're producing, why wouldn't you consider at least testing the sponsorship model?

Bookstores Need To Figure Out Their New Value Proposition For The Modern Era
www.teleread.com

They should probably do it soon

Is Norway Paradise For Publishers?
publishingperspectives.com

The Norwegian Government Keeps Book Publishers Alive And other reasons it's the best place in the world to be a writer

Amazon Is A 'Formidable Foe', Says Top City Boss Who Bought His Local Bookshop
www.telegraph.co.uk

Lloyd's of London grandee and founder of Hiscox insurance stepped in to save the loss-making White Horse Bookshop in Marlborough from closure

Why Should Libraries Lend Ebooks?
www.cilip.org.uk

A publisher's perspective

Let's Not Stop At Maria Miller
blogs.spectator.co.uk

Let's get rid of the Department of Culture completely

Anthony Horowitz: Are Children The Only People Talking Sense?
www.telegraph.co.uk

In his monthly column, Anthony Horowitz ponders the value of chipping in on debates

Digital Content Can Be More Intelligent
www.bookbusinessmag.com

Book publishing today is analogous to early cinema

Why People Still Love Barnes & Noble
www.bibeypost.com

There are many who still love visiting a local store on a regular basis

The Publishing Industry Is Flourishing
goodereader.com

There is certainly a copious amount of negative press

The Reader-Centric Evolution In Publishing
www.bookbrunch.co.uk

Everything and nothing has changed

The Independent Bookstore Lives!
www.salon.com

Why Amazon's conquest will never be complete

Should Celebrities Stop Writing Children's Books?
www.theguardian.com

Uh oh, here's another celebrity, lolloping into the game

Tom Weldon: 'Some Say Publishing Is In Trouble'
www.theguardian.com

'They are completely wrong'

Publishing: We Can't See The Right Track For All The Digital Platforms
www.theguardian.com

Every week brings yet more confusing news from the digital frontline

Alan Titchmarsh: E-books Will Never Triumph Over The Real Thing
www.telegraph.co.uk

Fear not, its sensual delight can never be replaced by the utilitarian e-book


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Bertrams Reports 8.4% Jump In Revenue But Profit Falls 33%
uk.reuters.com

Lower margins and slower returns on investment

Austrian State Prize For European Literature Winner Announced
www.complete-review.com

2014 prize will go to Ljudmila Ulitzkaja

Visiting Libraries Makes Us As Happy As A £1,359 Pay Rise
www.theguardian.com

So why are they closing libraries?

BBC's Jamaica Inn Drama Loses Quarter Of Audience After Sound Quality Issues
www.theguardian.com

Transmisson snags – or actors' artistry – blamed for muffled dialogue as Daphne du Maurier tale sheds 1.6m viewers

Mexican Writer Elena Poniatowska Receives Cervantes Prize
www.bbc.co.uk

Ms Poniatowska, 81, is only the fourth woman to be awarded the prize in its almost four-decades-long history

Android Ebook App Aldiko Hits 20 Million Downloads
www.the-digital-reader.com

Aldiko has a far larger install base on Android than either Barnes & Noble or Kobo

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