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Waterstones Ebook Store Is Closing
www.waterstones.com

The Waterstone's eBook Store is closing and all of the digital content is being transferred over to Kobo

CWA Dagger 2016 Long lists announced
thecwa.co.uk

Ten daggers up for grabs

Bloomsbury Sales Up 11%
www.booktrade.info

Reorganising from four to two divisions

Han Kang's 'The Vegetarian' Wins Man Booker International Prize
www.irishtimes.com

Korean novelist's beautiful and disturbing book renders the reader spellbound

Other News

Enid Blyton's Famous Five Spoof Books To Be Published

The Children's Books Simon Cowell Needs To Read

Those UK Publishing Numbers

US Audiobook Sales Jump 20.7% in 2015

Bonnier Publishing Creates Aussie Division

Australia Government Kills Off The Copyright Changes That Were Freaking Out Authors

Peter Pomerantsev Wins 2016 Ondaatje Prize

Gillian Anderson Throws Hat Into The Ring To Be Next 007

Family of Swallows and Amazons Titty 'furious' as BBC film changes her to Tatty

Judges Announced For The 2016 Baillie Gifford Prize For Non-fiction

Council Closed Libraries To Cut Costs, Then Spent More To Guard Them

Stephen Fry Joins Supporters Of Public Libraries In New Documentary

Taschen Library Sells At Auction For $2.7 Million

CrimeFest 2016 awards announced

Peter Guttridge wins CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition

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Trade Announcements

Increase In Children Reading For Pleasure Following Chatterbooks In Schools Project: New Statistics

William Heinemann To Publish The Autobiography Of Steve Jones Of The Sex Pistols

Hat-trick Of Awards For John And Fatti Burke's Runaway Bestseller Irelandopedia

Book Aid International Returns To Sierra Leone To Support Library Services

The View From Castle Rock World Premiere Performance Announced

Stephen Fry Supports Library Poster Campaign

O'Brien Press Illustrator, Lauren O'Neill, Wins Honour Award At The 2016 CBI Book Of The Year Awards

Egmont's Electric Monkey To Publish Two New Cohn And Levithan Collaborations

New Three-book Deal For Tammy Cohen

New CILIP Library Fund Launched

Jorn Lier Horst Wins Petrona Award For The Caveman

Barr Takes Over As President Of The Publishers Association

Damon Hill's Autobiography To Pan Macmillan

Grief Is The Thing With Feathers Wins £30,000 International Dylan Thomas Prize

The David Gemmell Awards For Fantasy: Voting On Longlists Opens On Friday 13th May

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Opinion

An Abridged Da Vinci Code Implies Teens Need Simple Books – They Don't
www.theguardian.com

Penguin's plan seems both pointless and patronising

The True Cost Of Bargain Books
www.jamesmayhew.co.uk

A Penny for Your Thoughts

Why Distributors Are Book Publishing's New Gatekeepers
www.huffingtonpost.com

The argument for gatekeepers is that they set a high bar

Egyptian Writer Ahmed Naji's Crime Isn't What He Wrote – It Is That He Is Alive
www.theguardian.com

Today, Naji is on day 86 of a two-year prison sentence

Feature Items

Writing Is An Act Of Pride: A Conversation With Elena Ferrante
www.newyorker.com

The Italian novelists Elena Ferrante and Nicola Lagioia discuss writing

How Inkpop Went Bust And Inspired A Community Of Would-be Writers
kernelmag.dailydot.com

Brought together thousands of could-be writers and let them critique each other's work

Should Publishers See Themselves As Service Providers?
www.digitalbookworld.com

Data management technologies have been maturing

What Happened When Famous Authors Went To Visit Hardcore Jewish Settlers
www.independent.co.uk

The writers didn't like what they saw. The settlers didn't like the writers much either.

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