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Julian Barnes: letting US authors compete for Booker prize is 'daft'
www.theguardian.com

Former winner says opening award to American writers, including 'heavy hitters', would limit chances of others

Why we need a weekly book show on TV
www.radiotimes.com

Readers are being underserved

It's Time To Tighten Up Our Copyright Protections For Authors
www.publishersweekly.com

Copyright protection is truly important to all—authors, publishers, and booksellers

What the Riggio interview in the New Yorker tells us
www.newyorker.com

So what purpose does Barnes & Noble serve today

Why Most Amazon Reader Reviews Are Worthless
www.publishersweekly.com

A longtime agent dissects the Amazon reader review

How Paul Beatty's win shakes the Jonathan Franzen-loving US literati
www.theguardian.com

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?
publishingperspectives.com

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
www.telegraph.co.uk

Address the barbarism of our times

Big Publishers & their poaching game
www.facebook.com

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
www.mhpbooks.com

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

Global Publishing Industry Will Generate $358 Billion By 2020
goodereader.com

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

Seth Godin's Three Charges Against Publishers
bookmachine.org

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
jwikert.typepad.com

How could Google get it so wrong?

How Banning Books Marginalizes Children
www.theatlantic.com

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
qz.com

and companies are taking advantage of it

Why Publishers Must Go Mobile
www.publishersweekly.com

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

A Northern Powerhouse Really Is Coming – In Publishing
www.theguardian.com

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'
www.pastemagazine.com

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

Does - The Bestseller Code - Divulge Its Secrets?
www.bookbusinessmag.com

We need to know

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

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

Digitization Is Not Necessarily Evil
publishingperspectives.com

Core publishing activities are resilient

DRM products are defective by design
www.theguardian.com

Time to tell users what they're buying

Publishers are no longer in the book trade ...
www.booktrade.info

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

eBook pricing resembles three dimensional chess
www.idealog.com

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
www.yorkshirepost.co.uk

Mills and Boon could be classed as feminist literature


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Book Trade News

Creative Future Open Applications For Writer In Residence Scheme 2017
www.cfliteraryawards.org.uk

Paid opportunity for marginalised writers back for its second year.

Shortlist For 2017 Blue Peter Book Awards Revealed
www.booktrust.org.uk

The winners are being chosen by more than 400 children from 12 schools across the U.K., who will read each of the shortlisted books and then vote for their favorite in each category

RSL Jerwood Awards for Nonfiction
www.shelf-awareness.com

The Royal Society of Literature has announced the three winners of this year's Jerwood Awards for Nonfiction

American Student Wins U.K. Bookseller's 'Library of a Lifetime'
www.shelf-awareness.com

Mariadela Villegas, a third-year student at the University of Texas in Austin, won Heywood Hill bookshop's "Library of a Lifetime" prize

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie slams BBC 'ambush' with Trump supporter
www.theguardian.com

The novelist has hit out at the way she found herself pitched into an adversarial encounter on Newsnight with American Spectator editor

Amazon puts new limit on customer reviews
www.geekwire.com

No more than 5 a week except for verified purchases

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