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  • Ice delay

    <p>The paperback of The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill, winner of the inaugural Ottakar's Children's Book Prize last year, has been delayed until... Read more

  • Schools Library Service at risk

    <p>Schools library services in the UK are under threat as a result of changes to school and LEA funding, according to the latest report from... Read more

  • Predict sales and print accurately

    <p>Joel Rickett</p><p>The book trade made a break with festive tradition in 2005: most of the runaway Christmas bestsellers stayed in stock. There were some supply... Read more

  • Authorised Pacino biog

    <p>Angela Herlihy at Simon&amp;Schuster has bought a biography that is as close as possible to a memoir by Al Pacino: Lawrence Grobel's authorised biography, with... Read more

  • Myerson signs non-fiction deal with Bloomsbury

    <p>Michael Fishwick at Bloomsbury has signed up a new non-fiction work by Julie Myerson. Mary Yelloly is the story of a girl who, in 1826... Read more

  • Bloomsbury buys strange and haunting debut

    <p>Alexandra Pringle at Bloomsbury has bought world rights in an "astonishing" literary debut novel, The Solitude of Thomas Cave by Georgina Harding. The novel is... Read more

  • Sales plough ahead at Amazon.com, as net income drops

    <p>Internet retailer Amazon.com has reported sales of $8.49bn in 2005, after recording sales growth of 23% over the year, with sales from its international division... Read more

  • The balance of power

    <p>Paul Smiddy</p><p>The balance of power between supplier and retailer continues to shift from the former to the latter. But publishers should not feel aggrieved that... Read more

  • Small is beautiful

    <p>Hazel Broadfoot</p><p>Independent bookshops are in trouble. We cannot compete on price and are closing our doors. So goes much current opinion. Who in their right... Read more

  • Marian Keyes: The Write Stuff

    <p>Virgo can be a lonely place. As a sign we are obsessed with punctuality. I've never been late for anything in my life--well, only the... Read more

  • Revamp for Transita

    <p>Transita, which publishes fiction for women over 45, has unveiled a new look for its fiction this year.</p><p>Transita launched last year with a uniform cover... Read more

  • Teen advice from Cattrall

    <p>"Sex and the City" actress Kim Cattrall is to launch a book of advice for teenage girls. Everything I Ever Learned About Being A Girl... Read more

  • Piatkus revives historical romance

    <p>Piatkus Books is blazing a trail into the world of historical romance, with 18 titles planned for this year.</p><p>Commissioning editor Gillian Green believes that historical... Read more

  • More sex talk hits trade

    <p>Katherine Rushton</p><p>Publishers are turning to sex blogs and hookers for a fresh slew of erotic confessions, following on from the success of W&N's Belle de... Read more

  • Charlotte Church high note for Orion

    <p>Orion has snapped up world rights in Charlotte Church's autobiography for a high six-figure sum.</p><p>Senior commissioning editor Amanda Harris bought the book from Mark Melton... Read more

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    by Richard Osman
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    by Dr Claire Bailey & Justine Pattison
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