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E-lending Won't Put A Big Dent In Book Sales
www.theguardian.com

Borrowing from libraries doesn't pose a threat to bookshops, despite what some cynics would have you believe

How A Science Fiction Novel Changed The World
www.theguardian.com

Dune, 50 years on

Taiye Selasi: Stop Pigeonholing African Writers
www.theguardian.com

Why must writers from Africa always bear the burden of representing their continent?

New Barnes and Noble CEO Will Kill NooK
goodereader.com

Barnes and Noble has lost over one billion dollars on trying to make the Nook brand into a viable business model

Authors Need Long-term Support
www.theguardian.com

Publishers should support their authors not only with their sparkling debuts but with their fourth, fifth, sixth novels

Are The New Kindle Unlimited Rates Good Or Bad?
www.teleread.com

It depends on who you ask

Non-Fiction Publishing In The UK Is In Fine Health, Actually
www.theguardian.com

Contrary to Sam Leith's complaints last week, commercial publishers continue to take risks, and put out great and original work

Apple's mistake was hooking up with the book-publishing cartel
fortune.com

An appeal court's decision finding Apple guilty of collusion with publishers reinforces just how cozy a cartel the industry was.

Why The Subscription Model For Ebooks Doesn't Work . . .
www.entrepreneur.com

At Least Not Yet

Tipping The Editorial Apple Cart
www.digitalbookworld.com

Publishers need to shift their internal cultures to be technology-driven, rather than editorial-driven

Are We In The Midst Of A Revisionist Western Novel Revival?
electricliterature.com

Sunset and Sunrise on Bleak Horizons

Amazon's New Way Of Paying Authors Makes Sense
fortune.com

... and here's why

Will We All Be Freelancers In The Future?
publishingperspectives.com

Sarah Knight was sick of commuting, P&L statements and eating salad at her desk at Simon & Schuster, so she quit to freelance and seek happiness

The 10 Best Independent Bookshops In The World
www.theguardian.com

From a bohemian Parisian temple of reading to a bookshop with hidden animals

The Grand Conspiracy Against Publishing Your Book
www.huffingtonpost.com

There is a cabal of writers and publishers

Battling Bias On The Shop Floor
www.theguardian.com

How bookstores can support diversity

Don't Blame Amazon For Dumbing Down Literature
www.bloombergview.com

The decline of serious fiction damages our taste for serious argument

What's Next For Scholarly Publishing?
www.publishersweekly.com

It is clear that neither content nor technology alone can build a successful scholarly communication enterprise

For One Year, My Publishing House Will Only Release Books Written By Women – Here's Why
www.independent.co.uk

Men dominate our literary landscape in a completely imbalanced way, and it's time to change that

Why The EU-Amazon Fight Was Inevitable
www.politico.eu

Five key reasons that fueled the long march against Amazon that ended in Thursday's announcement of an EU probe

The Circus Around The New Fifty Shades Book Is Another Level
www.standard.co.uk

Quite the most interesting thing about the new Fifty Shades book by E L James is the fact that a copy of it has been stolen.

What 8 Year Olds Have Taught Me About Creativity
www.creativedigest.co.uk

What can the publishing industry learn from 8 year olds?

Can't Book Shops Just Go Back To Selling Books!
www.dailymail.co.uk

"Old Woolworths crossed with a toyshop"

Beyond The Booker: In Defence Of The Literary Prize
www.theguardian.com

Books prizes are one arena in which the winner doesn't take all

Kamila Shamsie: Let's Have A Year Of Publishing Only Women
www.theguardian.com

Make 2018 the Year of Publishing Women, in which no new titles should be by men


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Book Trade News

Shirley Hughes Wins Lifetime Achievement Award
www.telegraph.co.uk

The octogenarian author of Alfie and Dogger is the first ever winner of the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award

Agatha Christie Brand Gets TV Makeover
www.theguardian.com

David Walliams and Jessica Raine up the pace as writer's estate takes charge of the scripts

Court Denies Class Action In Author Solutions Case
www.publishersweekly.com

Plaintiff authors fail to produce evidence to back up their fraud claims.

Publisher creates football pundit colouring book
www.scotsman.com

Football colouring in books exist, why not one for the pundits?

James Bond Returns To Comics
www.wired.co.uk

Comic book publisher Dynamite has announced it will be publishing a new series of official James Bond comics from November

Go Set A Watchman Will Debut In The Guardian
www.digitalspy.co.uk

The first chapter of Go Set a Watchman will be published on the newspaper's website

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