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Literary Agents Have To Be Prepared To Take All Routes To Market

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

The totes are where it's at

'Literary Fiction' Is Just Clever Marketing

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

Are Boys Not Reading Because Of All Those Women In Publishing?

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

Publishing: What Comes Next

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?

Bookstores in Seattle Soar, and Embrace an Old Nemesis:

Women's Book Clubs Shouldn't Be Wine Clubs

Sorry, but the good book clubs tend to ban booze

Out Of Bounds: The National Trust's Libraries

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

Daphne Du Maurier 'Overlooked' By Literary Critics

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

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

They should probably do it soon

Is Norway Paradise For Publishers?

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

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?

A publisher's perspective

Let's Not Stop At Maria Miller

Let's get rid of the Department of Culture completely

Anthony Horowitz: Are Children The Only People Talking Sense?

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

Digital Content Can Be More Intelligent

Book publishing today is analogous to early cinema

Why People Still Love Barnes & Noble

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

The Publishing Industry Is Flourishing

There is certainly a copious amount of negative press

The Reader-Centric Evolution In Publishing

Everything and nothing has changed

The Independent Bookstore Lives!

Why Amazon's conquest will never be complete

Should Celebrities Stop Writing Children's Books?

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

Tom Weldon: 'Some Say Publishing Is In Trouble'

'They are completely wrong'

Publishing: We Can't See The Right Track For All The Digital Platforms

Every week brings yet more confusing news from the digital frontline

Alan Titchmarsh: E-books Will Never Triumph Over The Real Thing

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%

Lower margins and slower returns on investment

Austrian State Prize For European Literature Winner Announced

2014 prize will go to Ljudmila Ulitzkaja

Visiting Libraries Makes Us As Happy As A £1,359 Pay Rise

So why are they closing libraries?

BBC's Jamaica Inn Drama Loses Quarter Of Audience After Sound Quality Issues

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

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

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

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