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Instone launches literary agency

A new literary agency will launch next week, aiming to “set trends rather just follow them.” Shelley Instone, a freelance editor who...

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Trade chills out with Ice Bucket Challenge

Book industry chiefs have taken the plunge on the Ice Bucket Challenge craze, showering the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association with their...

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Germaine Greer: e-books 'should cost pennies'

Writer Germaine Greer has said that e-books should “cost pennies” and accused people of having an “irrational attachment to the [...

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PRH first-half revenues at €1.5bn

Penguin Random House worldwide generated revenues of €1.5bn (£1.2bn) in the six months to June 2014, Bertelsmann has announced in its...

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Amazon Japan introduces publisher ranking system

Once answerable to no-one, Japan’s haughty publishers are chafing at a new yoke Amazon has presented it with in the shape of a ratings system...

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Amis novel rejected by German publisher

Martin Amis’ new novel The Zone of Interest, set in a fictionalised Auschwitz, was turned down by the author’s usual publisher in...

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Spain's domestic market sees 12% drop in 2013

Spain's domestic publishing market saw a year-on-year drop in turnover of approaching 12% in 2013, to a total of €2.18bn, according to the...

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Widdecombe's self-published 'crime and dancing' tale

Ann Widdecombe has self-published her first detective novel via Amazon's KDP and CreateSpace platforms, saying there is “a lot higher...

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Magic Light launches Gruffalo app

Entertainment company Magic Light Pictures has launched an app based on Julia Donaldson’s bestselling picture book The Gruffalo.  ...

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Film deal for Quercus surfing tale

US producer Leighton Lloyd will this Saturday (30th August) officially sign the film rights to YA surfing title Blue by Lisa Glass [pictured] at a...

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Illustrator launches auction for Warchild

Illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson and her publisher Nosy Crow have launched a charity auction to raise money for the charity Warchild.   The...

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Bloomsbury relaunches Harry Potter website

Bloomsbury Publishing has relaunched its Harry Potter website to complement the new book editions illustrated by Jonny Duddle.   The site...

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