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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
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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

Other News

2014 US Salary Survey

Penguin Random House Canada Merges Distribution

Perseus Restructures International Sales Teams

National Children's Bureau Sells Publishing Arm To Jessica Kingsley

Comic David Mitchell Rails At Amazon's 'cynical ... Life-crushing' Business Style

Downton's Kindle Ads Are 'Ruining The Show'

Prix Littéraire De La Mamounia Winner Announced

NAIBA 2014: Taking On Amazon

Amazon Launching New Crowdsourcing Publishing Program

9 Marquez E-books Coming Out In English

E-book Sales In Canada Plateau

MP Joins Call To Pull Comic Book Showing 'Hipster Hitler'

WH Smith climbs on growth hopes for three lesser known divisions

Prince Charles, Michael Sheen, Sir Ian McKellen to participate in Dylan Thomas marathon reading

Specsavers and Penguin team up in 'choose the plot' promotion

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Trade Announcements

Pushkin Press Acquires Long-Lost Schnitzler Novella: Late Fame

Serpent's Tail To Publish New Short Stories And Novella By Pulitzer Prize Winning David Gates

Bloody Scotland Announces 2014 Figures, Most Successful Year Yet

The Deanston Scottish Crime Book Of The Year Winner

Looking For The Next Geek Girl? New Voice In Clean Teen Fiction Acquired

Harvill Secker Buys Next Two Novels From The Rising Star Of The British Crime Scene

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

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Opinion

Are Amazon Exclusives The Next Big Challenge For Everybody Else In Publishing?
www.idealog.com

Amazon is doing its very best to build a body of content that is desirable and available from nobody else but them

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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