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Alan Bennett event for Leeds festival

Leeds-born playwright and screenwriter Alan Bennett will headline the 2014 Leeds Big Bookend festival in "An Audience with Alan Bennett...

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Caffeine Nights launches online store bundling

Independent publisher Caffeine Nights has launched an online store which will bundle free digital editions with all print purchases. The site will...

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Libraries competition marks Kipper birthday

Libraries can take part in a competition to win a visit from Kipper the Dog and other prizes, as part of 25th anniversary celebrations for Mick...

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Egmont mines its way to second number one

Egmont has notched up just its second UK Official Top 50 number one with its Minecraft franchise, one of the biggest children's success stories...

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Shadow culture minister condemns Lincolnshire library cuts

The shadow culture minister has condemned library cuts in Lincolnshire, branding the plans as "disgraceful". Helen Goodman visited...

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McNamee steps down as EBF president

John McNamee has stepped down from his role as president of the European and International Booksellers Federation (EBF). McNamee was first elected...

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Up to 18 roles to go at RHCP

Up to 18 roles at Random House Children’s Publishers (RHCP) are at risk of redundancy, staff were told yesterday afternoon (14th April). The...

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Norway's publishers face competition inquiry

Four of the biggest publishing houses in Norway are under investigation for a possible breach of competition law. If they are found guilty, the...

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Tartt wins Pulitzer

Donna Tartt has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her book The Goldfinch (Little, Brown). Judges said the book “stimulates the...

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Bloomsbury Children's launches 'clean teen' strand

Bloomsbury Children's Books has launched a new global line of “clean teen” romance novels under the title If Only. The If Only...

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Weltbild administrator acts on jobs and management

Only a few days after insolvency proceedings at Weltbild were officially opened, administrator Arndt Geiwitz shocked the German book trade when he...

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BRC notes 'encouraging' retail picture

The overall retail picture looks “encouraging” as the Easter Weekend approaches, the British Retail Consortium has said. While UK...

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