Meriel Bowers obituary

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 16:57
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'One in three' ebooks sold on Amazon are self-published

Telegraph - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 16:37
The days of looking at self-publishing as a last option are long gone, according to a new report






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Noontide Toll by Romesh Gunesekera, review: 'acute and sensuous'

Telegraph - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 16:00
Keith Miller enjoys a collection of stories that reveals the beauty and chaos of Sri Lanka






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The best podcasts for stories, fiction and poetry

Telegraph - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 15:45
The best story and poetry podcasts including short stories, readings of fiction and real-life dramas, selected and updated by Pete Naughton






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The best arts, books and entertainment podcasts

Telegraph - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 15:45
The best arts, entertainment, books and culture podcasts, selected and updated by Pete Naughton






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BitLit announces HarperCollins ebook bundling pilot programme

FutureBook - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 15:06

In a potentially major gain for the ebook-bundling concept, BitLit today is announcing its first deal with a Big Five publisher. HarperCollins (US) has entered what is being described as a pilot programme with the Vancouver-based BitLit to offer discounted ebook editions of print books that readers already own.

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Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo review

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 15:00
'You managed to make me laugh, cry, hyperventilate, cry some more, smile, laugh, crumple into a ball (rather like the tissue I had clutched in my fist)' Continue reading...






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Reading group webchat: Valerie Grove

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 14:42
The biographer of Laurie Lee will be online to answer your questions about the author of Cider With Rosie at 1pm on Friday 25 July Continue reading...






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Night Heron by Adam Brookes, review 'ripping spy yarn'

Telegraph - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 14:00
A new thriller set in China is the best British spy novel debut in years






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A book for the beach: The Thought Gang by Tibor Fischer

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 12:55
Situationist bank robberies and 'edited highlights' of western philosophy provide some great light entertainment about weighty matters Continue reading...






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Andrew Mango obituary

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 12:01
Writer on Turkey who produced a notable biography of Atatürk Continue reading...






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How to build a wildlife corner, with author Gill Lewis

Telegraph - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 12:00
Gill Lewis, the award-winning author of Sky Hawk, shows you how to build a bug hotel and wildlife corner






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Helen Moss: people must wonder why I'm staring at them and muttering under my breath

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 12:00
Site member SuperBen interviews the author of the Adventure Island and Secrets of the Tomb series about writing mysteries, going to Egypt and gold-plated Jammie Dodgers Continue reading...






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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater review

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 12:00
'Four boys, one girl, a death sentence (of some sorts) and a quest. Let me tell you what that spells TROUBLE! (And, of course, an amazing book!)' Continue reading...






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Poem of the week: Squawks and Speech by Ian Gregson

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 11:55
Peter is dead it is up to his abandoned parrot to detail his absence in a narrative of fits, starts and circles Continue reading...






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The moon in literature quiz

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 11:00
It's 45 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the surface of the moon. Our mission for you? Test your knowledge of lunar literature
Gallery: Apollo through the astronaut's eyes Continue reading...






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The Emperor Waltz review Philip Hensher leads us a merry dance

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 11:00
Hensher's foray into the portmanteau novel is full of character and colour but it's a riddle of a book Continue reading...






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#FutureChat recap: How can we ease the summer's debate?

FutureBook - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 10:59

Our next #FutureChat, coming Friday (25th July) will be on the topic of subscriptions, same time as usual: 4 p.m. London time, 11 a.m. New York time, 8 a.m. Los Angeles, 5 p.m. Berlin, 3 p.m. GMT. We'd be glad to have you join us.

To ease the summer's publishing debates, just hold a #FutureChat, and the biting and bickering become a spirited but friendly exchange of views and counter-views.

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What are the best audio books for long car journeys?

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 09:31
Transform your holiday driving from hell to heaven by listening to some fantastic stories in the car the Book Doctor recommends the best audio books to entertain the whole family this summer Continue reading...






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The Emperor Waltz by Philip Hensher, review: 'beautiful, but down on women'

Telegraph - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 09:00
Elena Seymenliyska applauds the gaiety of Philip Hensher's The Emperor Waltz






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