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Orchard and NLT announce school reading challenge

Orchard Books and the National Literacy Trust are teaming up for a school reading challenge that will deliver 30,000 books to children in the UK...

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Orbit leads Hugo Best Novel shortlist 

Four out of five of the books nominated for Best Novel at this year’s Hugo Awards are published by Orbit in the UK. The 2014 awards will be...

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Sceptre launches dedicated Bone Clocks website

Sceptre today kicks off its publicity campaign for David Mitchell’s new novel The Bone Clocks. A website dedicated to the book went live at...

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OUP confirms 68 redundancies at Nelson Thornes

Oxford University Press (OUP) has confirmed that 68 people have been made redundant from Nelson Thornes as a result of the final phase of job...

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Amazon takes half of UK's online retail spend

More than half of Britain’s online retail spend goes to Amazon, working out at £70 for every man, woman and child in the country,...

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. Penguin, Marquez's publisher in the UK, said it was "deeply...

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Waterstones opens first new location since 2008

Waterstones opened a new store in Ringwood, Hampshire, on Saturday (19th April). It is the first time Waterstones has opened in a totally new...

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The Reading Agency and Phoenix comic launch competition

The Reading Agency has launched a new comic competition with The Phoenix, owned by publisher David Fickling. The Finish the Comic competition...

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Amazon partners with Samsung for new app

Samsung has today launched a new app created in partnership with Amazon, which will allow Galaxy device users to buy and read Amazon’s...

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Third quarter revenue drop for Haynes

A small frontlist and weak sales for its automotive manuals led to a revenue shortfall of 27% for Haynes’ UK business in the three months to...

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Publishing needs to re-focus on gender

UK publishing has been slow in making progress towards gender equality in the top roles, industry figures say, with some suggesting that the...

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Sue Townsend: A tribute

The bestselling author of the Adrian Mole books died on 10th April. Louise Moore, managing director of Michael Joseph, writes: I first had contact...

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