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  • Ali Smith: Girl Meets Boy

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy Editor at The Bookseller

    Forthcoming in the Canongate Myths series is a retelling of the happiest story from Ovid's Metamorphoses Read more

  • Death of the publisher?

    By MARK THWAITE

    Other at

    The death of publishers isn't going to happen immediately. But they need to get online now and improve their web presence. Read more

  • The devil you know

    By Oliver Brice

    Publishers and agents are at loggerheads over rights in the new digital world. They must work together to survive Read more

  • Time for a firm commitment

    By Neill Denny

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    The 'sale or return' system for backlist could soon be seen as a quaint 20th-century anachronism. Read more

  • Tomorrow's issue - and the first ever

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    A few delights await in tomorrow's issue - kicking off with an important story on how trade terms are changing. Read more

  • Travel time

    By ALAN GILES

    CEO/MD/Owner at Fat Face

    WHS Travel is consistently outperforming its sister stores on the high street, what's its secret? Read more

  • Life without Sheila

    By View From Down Under

    Why red-top publishing doesn't work in Australia. Read more

  • Toby Barlow: Sharp Teeth

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy Editor at The Bookseller

    The American's novel in verse Sharp Teeth is set among packs of werewolves that rove about the grimy Los Angeles underbelly. Read more

  • Riverdeep debt mountain high

    By Alison Flood

    Barry O'Callaghan has engineered the takeover of two of the US' largest education publishers: whatever happens next it seems unlikely that Riverdeep will remain as... Read more

  • Harry at Wenlock Books

    By Anna Dreda

    Bookshop owner/manager/bookseller at WENLOCK BOOKS

    This is Friday the 20th of July: a date that has been jotted in diaries, circled on calendars. This is the final Harry Potter launch... Read more

  • Why I sold to Little, Brown

    By Judy Piatkus

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    After 28 years, with sales reaching Read more

  • Harry Potter comes home

    By Jon Howells

    Bookshop owner/manager/bookseller at

    "Harry Potter may go to school at Hogwarts, but on Friday night he came back to his real home - a proper bookshop."... Read more

  • CC 'provisionally' clears Woolies' Bertrams deal

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    The Competition Commission looks likely to allow the acquisition of Bertrams by Woolies. Read more

  • 36 hours of Potter

    By Lesley Agnew

    Harry Potter and the final book launch: an independent's diary of the biggest bookselling day of the year. Read more

  • Hope Eternal

    By Anthony Cheetham

    This is the time of year when publishers' faith in their lists is tested the most. Read more

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