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Another battle may be brewing between Amazon and one of the world's largest book publishers
uk.businessinsider.com

HarperCollins may withdraw all its books from Amazon

Sequel To Stieg Larsson's Millennium Novels: Title And Cover Revealed

The Girl in the Spider's Web, continuing the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sequence, was written by David Lagercrantz and will be published worldwide this August

Cover For Harper Lee's Mockingbird Sequel Revealed
www.theguardian.com

Artwork for Go Set a Watchman, the follow-up to the beloved classic, unveiled ahead of July publication

Loose Women Launching Their Own Book Club To Rival Richard And Judy
www.mirror.co.uk

Loose Books, which launches today, will see a different panellist selecting her favourite book every month

Other News

Yan Lianke Receives Twitter Literary Prize

Lauren Laverne Launches Online Platform Aimed At Women

Sleepy Readers Will Be Woken With A Boo!

The Communist Manifesto Goes On Sale At Tesco

South African Organisation Wins Astrid Lindgren Award 2015

Bologna 2015: Early Impressions From A Busy, Sunny Fair

Deals Drive Growth At Penguin Random House

Miles Franklin Award Longlist 2015: Eight Out Of 10 Nominees Are Women

Independent Bookshop Week Book Awards 2015 Shortlist Announced

BAM Posts 2014 Profit on 0.8% Sales Gain

Friendly Takeover: Carlsen And Lappan Join Forces

Wodehouse prize for comic fiction 2015 shortlist announced

39 under-threat Birmingham community libraries could be saved by deal

Handseller Gives Indies Mobile Option

Nielsen's Bookinsights: UK Publishers Sold £2.2 Billion In 2014

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Trade Announcements

Choc Lit And Whole Story Audiobooks Announce Winner Of Their Search For A Star Competition

New Roles In Penguin Random House UK Strategy, Commercial And Consumer & Digital Teams

Acclaimed Director Del Toro's First Children's Book Trollhunters To Be Published By Hot Key Books

Firefly Press Acquires Children's Book By Horatio Clare

Orion Publishes Neil Oliver's First Novel

Headline Snaps Up More From Irish Bestselling Author

World Book Night Announces Flagship Event In London With Stellar Cast...

Harlequin Signs Exceptional Two Book Deal from HELLO! editor Rosie Nixon

HarperCollins Children's Books Acquires British YA Debut

LBF International Excellence Awards 2015: Shortlist Revealed

Transworld Acquires The 'Dark Age' Trilogy By James Wilde, Bestselling Author Of Hereward

Penguin Random House UK Launches 'The Scheme' To Find The Marketers Of Tomorrow

Bloomsbury Acquires World English Rights At Auction To Beside Myself, A Novel About Identical Twin Sisters By Ann Morgan

LCC Publishing Innovation Conference 2015 // New Frontiers

Mantle Acquires UK Rights In We Never Asked For Wings By Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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Opinion

We Are No Longer Supporting Any Kind Of Unpaid Work Experience
www.bookcareers.com

bookcareers.com no longer endorse any unpaid work, unpaid work experience placements or unpaid internships

Is it really not OK to read books by straight white men?
www.telegraph.co.uk

A growing online campaign aims to stop people reading books by white male authors

Why Great Novels Don't Get Noticed Now
www.telegraph.co.uk

Amazon doesn't champion anything; Waterstones buys very little upfront and only gets behind a book once it has already shown signs of life

Feature Items

Writers' Lament: Conditions Worsen For Those In Britain's Favourite Job
www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

Publishers don't have to pay the minimum wage, never mind the living wage

Starter Thoughts For Publishers To Develop New Author Marketing Policies
www.idealog.com

The first step is for a publisher to articulate their minimum standard for an author's online presence

Can Barnes & Noble's Redesigned Shopping Bags Revive Its Bookstores?
www.bloomberg.com

Trying to sell the idea that a plastic bag is better than an Amazon box

Kindle Cover Disasters: The World's Worst Ebook Artwork
www.theguardian.com

Hilarious blog showcases some of the most spectacularly bad ebook covers

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  1. Another battle may be brewing between Amazon and one of the world's largest book publishers
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  3. Sequel To Stieg Larsson's Millennium Novels: Title And Cover Revealed
  4. Miles Franklin Award Longlist 2015: Eight Out Of 10 Nominees Are Women
  5. The Communist Manifesto Goes On Sale At Tesco
  6. Nielsen's Bookinsights: UK Publishers Sold £2.2 Billion In 2014
  7. Bologna 2015: Early Impressions From A Busy, Sunny Fair
  8. Wodehouse prize for comic fiction 2015 shortlist announced
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