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Publishing Industry Sets Out Policy Proposals For Next Government
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The Publishers Association releases an eight point plan for growth in the book and journal market

Man Booker prize shortlist 2014 includes US authors for the first time
www.theguardian.com

Two American authors line up with British novelists including Ali Smith and Howard Jacobson

Samuel Johnson Prize 2014 Longlist Spotlights Memoirs
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The award, which has never before been won by an author in this genre, has selected six for this year's prestigious non-fiction award

Will Atkinson Takes The Helm At Atlantic
www.publishersweekly.com

Will Atkinson has been appointed managing director and publisher of Atlantic in the U.K., replacing Toby Mundy, who stepped down earlier this year

Other News

Publishers Call For UK Antitrust Inquiry Into Amazon

Newman Prize For Chinese Literature Goes To Chu T'ien-Wen

Deciding Who Should Pay To Publish Peer-reviewed Scientific Research

Nook Press And The Bookseller Team Up For Indie Author Promotion

Barnes And Noble Suspends The Ability To Download Nook Ebooks

2014 National Book Award Fiction Longlist Announced

Amazon Unveils New Kindle E-Readers

News Corp Executive Labels Google A 'platform For Piracy'

Zadie Smith And Lionel Shriver Head National Short Story Award Shortlist

2 Past Presidents Express Fears Over CILIP Leadership Proposals

Blinkist Gives You The Gist Of Non-fiction Books In 15 Minutes

Matt Harrop Wins Waterstones Manager Of The Year

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel 'In Shock' After Winning $625,000 'Genius' Grant

Reeva Steenkamp's mother to release 'painfully honest' memoir

Amazon Expands KDP Select With New Bonuses For Top-performing Indie Authors

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Trade Announcements

The Poetry Society Premieres Performance Of New Commissions In Response To The Legacy Of The First World War

The Poetry Society Makes This National Poetry Day One To 'Remember'!

A New Granta Acquisition - This Living And Immortal Thing

Publishing Industry Sets Out Policy Proposals For Next Government

Royal Society Winton Prize For Science Books Shortlist Announced

Director And Photographer Anton Corbijn Wins The Frankfurt Book Fair's Film Prize For Best International Literary Adaptation

Small Stories, Big Names: Hadley, Shriver, Smith And Tremain Vie With Talented Newcomer Rhydderch For The Bbc National Short Story Award 2014

One Acquires Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo By Boris Fishman

Announcing The Launch Of Pimpernel Press

Cressida Cowell To Reach 30k Children In Live Online Author Event

RNIB Launches Overdrive, A New Digital Audio Library For People With Sight Loss

Peter McCurtin Comes To Piccadilly Publishing

Jessica Kingsley Publishers Acquires National Children's Bureau Publishing Division

Award-winning Irish Crime Series To Constable

Louise Erdrich Wins Pen/Saul Bellow Award For Achievement In American Fiction

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Opinion

Will an independent Scotland be an 'Open Market'?
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What if Scotland decides they don't want to be a part of a closed, exclusive 'UK' market

Book Publishing, Not Fact-checking
www.theatlantic.com

Industry faces no big repercussions for errors

Is It Time To Take Prices Off Book Covers?
www.publishersweekly.com

Oh yes please

Feature Items

The Publisher Who Said 'No' to Amazon
publishingperspectives.com

Randall White, CEO of the Educational Development Corp, an Oklahoma-based book distributor, explains how he survived pulling all his company's titles from Amazon.com

Shatzkin Takes On Shirky In Amazon-Hachette Debate
www.digitalbookworld.com

Clay Shirky and Mike Shatzkin have traded pieces on the subject

Why Indie Bookstores Are On The Rise Again
www.slate.com

Borders and B&N tried to compete with Amazon, and failed. Independent stores can't even try—nor do they have to

Publishers Gave Away 122,951,031 Books During World War Ii
www.theatlantic.com

And, in the process, they created a nation of readers

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  1. Publishing Industry Sets Out Policy Proposals For Next Government
  2. Publishing Industry Sets Out Policy Proposals For Next Government
  3. Publishers Call For UK Antitrust Inquiry Into Amazon
  4. The Poetry Society Makes This National Poetry Day One To 'Remember'!
  5. Aurum Press Acquires Curtly Ambrose Autobiography
  6. Amazon Unveils New Kindle E-Readers
  7. Newman Prize For Chinese Literature Goes To Chu T'ien-Wen
  8. Barnes And Noble Suspends The Ability To Download Nook Ebooks
  9. 2014 National Book Award Fiction Longlist Announced
  10. Zadie Smith And Lionel Shriver Head National Short Story Award Shortlist