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Latest News

Amazon Reports $126m Quarterly Loss
www.bbc.co.uk

Third quarter sales of between $19.7bn and $21.5bn

Man Booker Prize: David Nicholls And Ali Smith Among 13 Names On Longlist
www.theguardian.com

Chair of judges, AC Grayling, says it has been 'vintage year' for competition which this year includes US writers for the first time

Amazon Woos Dispute-stung Hachette Scribes With 100% Royalties
www.theregister.co.uk

Says writers can get paid as long as publisher gets nothing

Hachette To Buy Perseus Books
lunch.publishersmarketplace.com

Hachette to acquire Perseus Book Group's publishing imprints while Ingram take distribution business

Other News

News Corp Could Still Face Corporate Charges Over Phone Hacking Allegations

Dragon Slayers Nab £100,000 For A 4pc Slice Of Their Kids Publishing Start-up

NASA Quietly Building An Ebook Empire

Britain's First Young Adult Literature Convention - Report

Game Of Thrones: Season 4 Bloopers Unveiled At Comic-Con 2014

Holiday Reads: What Are Cameron, Miliband, Clegg And Farage Packing In Their Suitcases This Summer?

Enid Blyton's Famous Five To Get Big Screen Adventure

Meet Apple's New 'Pandora For Books'

Rizzoli To Buy Welcome Books

Judge Takes Issue With Apple's $450m E-books Settlement Offer

Amazon's Comixology Delivers DRM-Free Comics Backups

Oyster All-you-can-read E-book Service Extends To Browsers

Literary Agent To Re-publish Author's 2004 Novel

BSkyB Poised To Seal 'Sky Europe' Deal

Modernised 'Readable' Bible Raises Nearly £330,000 On Kickstarter

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Trade Announcements

Orchard Books To Publish A Major New Fantasy Series From The Bestselling Author Of The Blue Bloods Series Hodder

Kadalu To Represent Rights Of Comma Press Books For The Indian Subcontinent

Francis Greenburger, Owner Of Sanford J. Greenburger And Founder Of Ledig House, Joins OR Books As A Shareholder

Egmont Publishing Acquires Two Picture Book Texts By Roald Dahl Funny Prize Shortlister Amy Sparkes

The Reading Agency Reports Overwhelmingly Positive Experience For World Book Night Volunteers

Gill & Macmillan Books Acquires World Rights To 'the Notorious' Conor Mcgregor's Memoir

Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour Shortlisted For Arts And Business Award

Bloomsbury Acquires New Book By Historian Anna Whitelock

Literature Wales Partners With USA Tour Operator Tauck To Provide Welsh Literature Experience For Tourists To Wales

Jenny Colgan Joins Little, Brown Books For Young Readers

Stellar Crime Authors MC Beaton, Jessie Keane, Val McDermid, Pauline Rowson Join Police And Crime Expert For CSI Portsmouth 2014

Orion Books To Publish Baking Bad By Walter Wheat

RNIB and Walker Books break Guinness World Record with giant 'bear hunt'

MGM Lands Rights To Terry Hayes' International Bestseller 'I Am Pilgrim'

Square Peg Commissions New Book Based On Hit Blog 'Ask The Past'

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Opinion

The Carnegie Medal Should Create A Separate Award For Teenage Fiction
www.telegraph.co.uk

Our most venerable children's literary prize should not become dominated by books aimed at teenagers

BBC Worldwide: Smoke And Mirrors
www.theguardian.com

The way the corporation's commercial arm now reports its results makes it almost impossible to assess how it is performing

Why Publishers (Still) Matter
www.publishersweekly.com

Independent press Pegasus Books on the merits of traditional publishing

A Single Publisher Going It Alone Won't Counter The Might Of Amazon
www.theguardian.com

Competition between publishing houses here and in the US means they stand little chance of ending Amazon's dominance

Feature Items

Will Amazon Ever Be Profitable?
www.telegraph.co.uk

Jeff Bezos has built Amazon into the biggest online retailer in the world, but investors are becoming frustrated at the lack of profits

Read Or Dead: Is This The End For The Ereader?
www.techradar.com

Could ereaders be reaching their final chapter?

World's Coolest Bookstores
edition.cnn.com

Someday there may be a generation of kids who think bookstores are fictional creations found only in novels that come in the mail

The 10 Biggest Mistakes New Authors Make
www.huffingtonpost.com

his is an emotional journey, and ego can sometimes get in the way

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