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Egmont USA to Close After Sale Attempt Falls Through

Egmont Publishing has decided to close their publishing activities in the USA as part of an overall strategic focus on market leading positions

Blackwells Bookshop Back In The Black

Bookshop theatre, signings with John Lydon, and a drastic restructuring have helped the business post its first profit for a decade

Amazon EU Paid Too Little Tax, Competition Regulator Says

Luxembourg tax deal probably 'state aid' EC says

Bookseller Dies After Waterstones Sign Falls On Her

Waterstones confirms that a tragic accident at its Blackpool shop has resulted in the death of one of its booksellers

Trade Announcements

Grantham Book Services Wins Faber Factory Plus Contract

New Salman Rushdie Novel To Jonathan Cape (Vintage)

Caitlin Moran Live! To Return For Paperback Release Of How To Build A Girl

Leading UK Independent Publisher Wins International Award At The World's Largest Technology In Education Event

Oneworld Appoints Kate Beal As Head Of Sales

Anne Louise Fisher To Retire

William Hill Releases Latest Odds For Costa Book Of The Year

Profile Books Promote Rebecca Gray

Roddy Doyle, Maxine Peake And Suzanne Moore Named As Judges For Gordon Burn Prize 2015

David Fickling Books To Publish Paperback Edition Of Costa Shortlisted Running Girl

Mystery Writers Of America Announce Nominees For The 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards

Atlantic Acquires Poignant, Polished And Incredibly Assured Debut Novel

Random House Books To Publish The Memory Illusion By Dr Julia Shaw

Facebook Joins David Nicholls In Delivering Keynotes At Publishing For Digital Minds

Profile Books Acquires John Burnside's History Of 20th Century Poetry

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TV Books Programmes: If Nobody Watches Them, Make Better Ones

The novelist Robert Harris was right to call the BBC's lack of a books show a 'disgrace'

Why Your Spotify Or Netflix For Print Content Is Probably Doomed

The biggest problem with such services is the problem of discovery

Writing Isn't A Career. It's A Rich Man's Hobby

Writing's always been lopsided, but it's got a lot worse in the last decade

Has Britain's Publishing Industry Taken A Nose-dive?

Alarming news for book lovers!

Feature Items

How Fifty Shades Of Grey Sparked Publishing's Red-hot Affair With Erotica

Fifty Shades is an example of a perfect storm

New Publishing Trends Reshaping Reading

"Books have barely been touched by the digital revolution..."

Debate: Is Amazon The Reader's Friend?

Amazon's growing place in the market, the changing role of publishers and the value of books in our society

The Gatekeepers

In praise of the publishers who move units and readers


Simon Master

Irreverent, non-PC, loyal friend, great publisher

Robert Stone

Robert Stone, Novelist of the Vietnam Era and Beyond, Dies at 77

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