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Kingsnorth: readers 'hungry for experimental writing'

Readers are hungering for more experimental fiction, according to Man Booker Prize longlisted author Paul Kingsnorth. His book The Wake, which was...

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Southwold Books meets with mixed reactions

Independent booksellers have voiced mixed reactions to the opening of Southwold Books, the first Waterstones bookshop to open under “...

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Paris anti-Amazon initiative spreads its wings

The Pledge of Independents, an Amazon boycott campaign launched by The Abbey Bookshop in Paris this month, is spreading. Three more booksellers...

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David Cohen Prize judges unveiled

Booktrust has revealed the judges for the David Cohen Prize for Literature 2015, which awards a £40,000 prize for a lifetime’s...

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Three leave Stanfords

Three full-time staff across buying and marketing have left travel bookseller Stanfords. Jon Woolcott, who was appointed buying and marketing...

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UK books power world's top-grossing films

Adaptations of novels by British authors make up 40% of the 20 top-grossing films worldwide since 2001. A report in the British Film Institute...

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Roth maintains top spot on US charts

Veronica Roth maintains her position at the top of the US book charts with a second week at the top for the author's collection of Divergent...

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Annual profit rise for Scholastic

Global profits at Scholastic Corp increased 31% to $107m (£62.9m) during the 2014 financial year, reflecting strong book club numbers,...

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Egmont signs two-book deal with Sparkes

Egmont has acquired two books from Amy Sparkes, author of Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo (Red Fox), which was nominated for the Roald Dahl Funny...

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Man Booker longlist prompts pub date rethink

HarperCollins imprint Fourth Estate is to bring forward its publication date for Joseph O'Neill's The Dog to 31st July, after its...

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FBF in games fair link-up

The Frankfurt Book Fair is sending a delegation of publishers to Cologne for the Gamescom at the invitation of all-media conference StoryDrive....

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Eastleigh and St Neots Waterstones to close

Waterstones is set to close two shops in its estate after failing to renegotiate the leases. The Eastleigh and St Neots branches will close next...

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