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Man Booker Prize: Great Books And Great Authors Are Sometimes Missed Out By Awards Committees
www.independent.co.uk

But in the end it's readers who matter

Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer: Which Bits Are Supposed To Be Sexy?
www.telegraph.co.uk

Robbie Collin watches the new Fifty Shades of Grey trailer and finds it as arousing as week-old meat loaf

Book Publishers: Welcome To The Future
www.centralfloridafuture.com

Publishers suddenly act as if it's the beginning of the apocalypse.

Subscription Ebooks 'Inevitable'?
www.digitalbookworld.com

A new report says that the subscription ebook model will inevitably be a big part of the publishing business

Man Booker 2014: More Global, Less Diverse
www.theguardian.com

Wider eligibility criteria have given this year's longlist an Anglo-American feel – but it's also overwhelmingly white and male

Authors United To Issue New Directive To Amazon
goodereader.com

The level of arrogance required to state that AU can use its own reader fans in its fight to increase the price of books for those very fans is astounding

Kindle Unlimited's Two-Tier System Makes Some Authors Second-Class Citizens
www.digitalbookworld.com

Some authors have it good and some don't

'Beat Amazon!' Is Not A Business Plan For Startups
publishingperspectives.com

Instead of concentrating on "beating Amazon" publishers should at least try to capture the "essence" of start-ups like Wattpad

With New E-book Service Amazon Plays Waiting Game With Publishers, Competition
www.forbes.com

Amazon's intent with "Kindle Unlimited" is clear

Why Amazon Terrifies Publishers: Let's Look At Royalty Statements
www.forbes.com

Like many authors, I've been struggling to decode all the noise

Why The Amazon-Hachette Battle Didn't Cost The Retailer Its Top Brand Ranking
www.fool.com

Amazon may be the Bill Clinton of brands

Should Crime Authors Mix Fact And Fiction?
www.bbc.co.uk

How heavily should novelists rely on true cases, and when does fiction go from entertainment to exploitation?

Gary Pulsifer's Arcadia Dismissal: 'I Became Increasingly Marginalised'
madamearcati.blogspot.co.uk

Gary Pulsifer has been dismissed from Arcadia, the publishing company he founded in 1996

It Is Hard For Publishers To Apply Even Harvard B School Advice In Their Struggle With Amazon
www.idealog.com

Four strategies to help businesses reduce their dependence on powerful platforms . . . or not

Twitter Is A Terrible Place To Read Stories
www.telegraph.co.uk

How you can possibly read a story in bursts of 140 characters

The Case For The Much-Criticised Publisher . . . By An Author!
leighrussell.blogspot.co.uk

Authors vs Publishers

Amazon, A Friendly Giant As Long As It's Fed
www.nytimes.com

The siren call of the modern tech colossus

The Stigma Around Erotica Continues
goodereader.com

Critics are still claiming the downfall of human society due to the abundance of explicit content

The Decline In Authors' Income - Too Many Authors?
leighrussell.blogspot.co.uk

There must be a limit to the number of authors the reading public can support, and perhaps we have reached it.

Is Amazon Destroying Publishing?
www.bookbrunch.co.uk

AND does it matter?

A Single European Copyright Title? What Would It Mean?
www.teleread.com

Jean-Claude Juncker says . . .

Should We Fix Book Prices?
www.mhpbooks.com

Are the French right?

Library Strike: When Not Working In A Library Is The Best That One Can Do
www.publiclibrariesnews.com

Any library needs well-paid staff in order to function

The Decline Of Indie Bookshops - Does It Matter To Readers?
leighrussell.co.uk

If too few people buy physical books, they will cease to be financially viable to produce

Publishers vs Editors: Which Do We Need More?
www.teleread.com

Looks like publishers lose again


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Rizzoli To Buy Welcome Books
www.publishersweekly.com

Titles will continue to be sold and distributed domestically by Random House

Judge Takes Issue With Apple's $450m E-books Settlement Offer
www.cnet.com

After the tech giant agrees to pay millions in the e-book price-fixing lawsuit, the presiding judge says, "I'm concerned about the terms of the settlement."

Amazon's Comixology Delivers DRM-Free Comics Backups
www.cnet.com

At San Diego Comic-Con, digital comics reader and marketplace Comixology unveils long-requested feature

Oyster All-you-can-read E-book Service Extends To Browsers
www.cnet.com

The monthly subscription service that lets you read an unlimited number of e-books is now available on any desktop or mobile browser

Literary Agent To Re-publish Author's 2004 Novel
www.publishersweekly.com

"So many things go wrong in publishing, and it has nothing to do with the author; I see it all the time..."

BSkyB Poised To Seal 'Sky Europe' Deal
www.theguardian.com

UK broadcaster to acquire sister companies in Germany and Italy in deal that could net Rupert Murdoch as much as $10bn

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