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Row over literary agents' 'transparency'

Industry database Agent Hunter has accused the literary agent community of appearing “elitist, exclusive and hostile to outsiders”, and...

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Avon launches digital-first imprint

HarperCollins commercial imprint Avon is launching a new digital-first imprint, Maze, with the aim of releasing 15 new titles a year. Senior...

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Publishers' portals look to inform authors

More than 700 authors and 75 agencies have registered for Random House’s Author Portal since its launch six months ago, although it is still...

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Journals process ripe for change

The “really terrible” submission process of journal publication must be improved, Timo Hannay (pictured), m.d. of  Digital Science...

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Self-published Sherratt joins CWA longlist

Self-published turned Amazon Publishing author Mel Sherratt joins writers including MC Beaton and Mari Hannah on the longlist for the CWA 2014...

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Hodder promotes Tross to senior editor

Ruth Tross has been promoted to senior editor at Hodder, with responsibility for taking a strategic look at the publisher’s crime fiction...

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Rising Stars head to Frankfurt

Following the Frankfurt Book Fair’s sponsorship of The Bookseller’s Rising Stars list, four of the selected industry figures will...

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Brick Lane focus for publishers

Brick Lane continues to be a home of creativity, with the launch of independent publisher Brick Lane Publishing and the publication of Vintage...

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Bloomsbury signs debut author Lou Carter

Bloomsbury has acquired the world rights for two picture books from debut author Lou Carter.   The first title, There Are No Dragons In This...

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Nook builds on partnership for 'Get London Reading'

Nook Media has signed a multi-platform partnership with ESI Media, the commercial department of the London Evening Standard and the Independent, to...

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South Korea in race for Beijing trade

Tech-savvy South Korean publishers were out in force at the Beijing Book Fair (27th–31st August), hoping to strike sales and partnerships....

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Cleese tours for memoir

John Cleese will go on a nationwide book and theatre tour this autumn to publicise his memoir So, Anyway… (Random House Books). The Monty...

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