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WH Smith Profits Rise, Announces Share Buy Back
uk.news.yahoo.com

Total sales down 2 percent

Man Booker Prize: Richard Flanagan Wins With 'Timeless Depiction Of War'
www.theguardian.com

Australian novelist picks up award for story of prisoners and captors on Burma railway in The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Patrick Modiano Wins The Nobel Prize In Literature
www.theguardian.com

11th French writer to win the prestigious prize

Roy Jenkins' Biography Leads Samuel Johnson Prize 2014 Shortlist
www.telegraph.co.uk

John Campbell's life of the politician and writer leads a strong field for the £20,000 prize

Trade Announcements

Neal Street Productions To Adapt Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree For The Big Screen

Liverpool University Press Announces New Contemporary Poetry List – Pavilion Poetry

Corvus Acquisition Announcement

The Worst Thing About My Sister Voted Best 'Happy Read' By Children: New Poll Results Revealed

Diriye Osman Wins The Polari First Book Prize With Short Story Collection

Edinburgh International Book Festival Announces Rare UK Appearance From Marilynne Robinson

Harvill Secker Announce Winner Of 2014 Prize For Young Translators

Royal Automobile Club Announces Shortlist Of Contenders For Motoring Book Of The Year

Bloomsbury Spark Aquires New Projects From Two Bestselling Authors

Success for Lionel Shriver as she wins BBC National Short Story Award 2014; Zadie Smith selected as runner-up

IPR License launches Spotlight

Weidenfeld & Nicolson Win Auction For Two Novels By Laura Barnett

LBF 2015: Submissions Open For Insights Programme

Egmont Publishing appoints new Director of Sales, Marketing and PR

Puffin And PopJam Announce Partnership

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Opinion

Amazon's Monopsony Is Not O.K.
www.nytimes.com

Amazon.com, the giant online retailer, has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America

Where Was Kannada And Indian Languages At Frankfurt Book Fair
www.bangaloremirror.com

When the works of hundreds of writers from countries with a population less than Bangalore are being translated and sold in millions, maybe people from Karnataka should take the responsibility of promoting their own literature.?''

As Booker Prize Day Dawns, Anything Is Possible
www.telegraph.co.uk

The great thing about a literary prize is not who wins, but that there is so much to admire

Transgressive Literature Will Always Be A Minority Pursuit
www.theguardian.com

Nobel judge Horace Engdahl is wrong - creative writing courses and grants aren't barriers to becoming a rebellious writer, says Polari winner Diriye Osman

Feature Items

Computers Can Write Books Now, But We Probably Don't Have Anything To Worry About
www.mhpbooks.com

The idea that the human element of the creative process can be partially or completely removed has fascinated people for decades

Why Nobody Knows What To Think About Patrick Modiano Winning The Nobel Prize For Literature
www.newstatesman.com

The French author has never been internationally popular

Print Alive And Kicking At Book Fair Feting Digital
www.bloomberg.com

As reading habits change and e-books take center stage, the appetite for good storytelling is stronger than ever

Author's Opposing Views On Copycat Killers
www.telegraph.co.uk

Ruth Rendell has admitted she feared writing about child murder in case it inspired criminals, yet Val McDermid laughted off the idea

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