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E-book Sales Fall After New Amazon Contracts
www.wsj.com

Prices rise, but revenue takes a hit

First Half Results Rise At Penguin Random House
www.publishersweekly.com

In the first half of 2015, sales at Penguin Random House rose 16.2%, to 1.70 billion euros, while earnings increased 30.2%

Fifty Shades publisher 'must set aside' $10m in royalties spat
www.bbc.co.uk

A woman who helped publish the Fifty Shades series but was defrauded out of royalties could be set to receive millions of dollars in damages

Is Amazon Eating Itself Alive?
publishingperspectives.com

The New York Times investigation of Amazon's white collar workforce culture reveals that the company may be on the road to its own eventual demise

Other News

The BitLit/Shelfie Rebrand

High Street Sales Tumble To Lowest Level Since 2008 Crisis

Penguin Books To Host Brand Experiences At Boxpark Residency

Authors Patrick Ness And John Green Raise More Than £18,000 For Refugees In Four Hours

The Richell Prize For Emerging Writers: The Full Longlist

Barnes & Noble's Latest Nook Is A Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

Kenneth Branagh To Direct The Artemis Fowl Movie

China's Appetite For Book Rights Craves More Global Reciprocity

Former Book Depository CTO prepares to launch new global bookselling site

Richard And Judy Book Club Autumn 2015 Titles Announced

Writer Accusing Vivienne Westwood Of Plagiarism Claims Win

Agent Buys Award-Winning U.K. Indie Dulwich Books

Amazon Throws Open A Million Books For Indians On Kindle At Just $3 A Month

E-book Readers' Guilty Pleasures Revealed

WHSmith data breach leads to hundreds of emails filling up subscribers' inboxes

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Opinion

Why Facebook Cannot Help You Sell Books
www.digitalbookworld.com

There is no evidence that Facebook can sell books, unless you're a celebrity with a mass following

The Digital Debate Is Done, And The Reading Public Are The Winners
www.theguardian.com

The ebook debate has moved on from zealots versus luddites – and has empowered readers

Should Publishing Embrace Misfits And Outlaws?
publishingperspectives.com

Misfits and outlaws know how to survive and there are lessons to be learned from them

David Foster Wallace And 'Blurbspeak'
lareviewofbooks.org

There's no getting around it: book blurbs are a much-maligned aspect of publishing culture

Feature Items

How The Tiny Graywolf Press Became A Big Player In Book Publishing
www.slate.com

By hiring an "affably owlish Brit"

Young And Quirky YouTube Stars Lift Traditional Book Publishers
uk.reuters.com

A generation of YouTube stars isgiving a boost to the book publishing industry

Dagger Reads: The CWA's Digital Revolution
www.booktrade.info

It has always been the mission of the Crime Writers' Association to reward and celebrate the best books in crime fiction. As such we take our responsibilities very seriously when coming up with our shortlists and then winners for each CWA Dagger. The rigorous judging process means readers can be confident that the books we recommend have been enjoyed and rated by top crime fiction experts. But we wanted to go further and give the readers themselves a voice

Mockingbird, Inc.
www.newrepublic.com

Harper Lee's juvenilia sprouts a literary industry

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