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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

Union Calls For Co-op Branches To Oust Amazon Lockers
www.theguardian.com

GMB steps up campaign against online retailer's pay and conditions

Lee Child: Scrap Books And Let Scarlett Johansson Whisper Stories To Readers
www.telegraph.co.uk

The author of the Jack Reacher novels jokes that he is does not care how his books are delivered as long as they reach readers

Hachette CEO: "More than 80% of the ebooks we publish are priced at $9.99 or lower"
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Hachette Book Group CEO Michael Pietsch spoke out on Sunday

Trade Announcements

The Board Of Atlantic Books Limited (ABL) Announces Will Atkinson As Managing Director And Publisher

Trade publisher demand grows for automated permissions business

Major New Poetry Festival Set To Make Its Mark On Britain's Literary Landscape

Viking Pre-Empts Major New Biography Of John F. Kennedy By Pulitzer-prize Winning Historian Fredrik Logevall

Andy Stanton's Bestselling And Award Winning Mr Gum Series Given New Look

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2015 - Submissions Open

Winners Announced At The Fourth Annual Wicked Young Writers' Award - Reveals Young People Writing From The Heart To Make Sense Of A Complicated World

Gail Rebuck Appointed To The House Of Lords

David Walliams Reveals Title To His Next Childrens Book

Audrey Niffenegger To Deliver Inaugural PEN/HG Wells Lecture

Karen Brodie Joins The Reading Agency

Orion to release the complete Rebus short stories

Major Acquisition From Chatto & Windus Will Help Readers Design The Life They Want

Corvus Announces Talent Scout Partnership With Lovereading.co.uk

Is It A Giant? Is It A Yeti? No! It's Philip Ardagh, Booktrust's New Writer In Residence

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Opinion

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

Oh yes please

Publishers Way Behind Plot In Book Business
www.irishtimes.com

Authors should back Amazon in the battle with Hachette

Authors United Have Picked The Wrong Fight
www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

Publishers have been squeezing authors over ebook royalties for years

Amazon Unhinged
www.huffingtonpost.com

Should retailers be able to dictate suicidal business terms to their suppliers?

Feature Items

Nothing Is Selling
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Have you looked at the Bookscan numbers? I have. Depressing. Depressing? Are you kidding me? They make me want to jump out the fucking window

Open your bookshop now. You can. Here's how.
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Richard Kemp is setting up his fourth bookshop in less than three years as part of a project to prove that bookshops have a new lease of life on the High Street

Lonely Planet Turns A New Page With Cloud
www.zdnet.com

Lonely Planet is driving old technology with new, as the company leverages its global cloud infrastructure to embark on its biggest publishing year ever

Making Book Promotion Work: The Author/Publisher Partnership
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Best practices for book promotion

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