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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies

Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87

Ten Books Shortlisted For The 2014 Impac Award

5 novels in translation make the IMPAC Dublin Award truly international

Japanese Women Writers Make The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Shortlist

Half of the shortlist is female

Penguin Random House UK Launches 'My Independent Bookshop'

'Celebrating the joy of human recommendation...'

Other News

Why Can't Libraries Lend Ebooks?

David Foster Wallace's Family Object To Biopic The End Of The Tour

Children's Author Claims Women's Domination Of Publishing Industry Is To Blame For Boys Lagging Behind Girls In Literacy

Ebook Publisher Power Rankings: Top 10 Publishers Of Q1 2014

Lawsuit Alleges Amazon Is Rigging Prices To Cover Shipping Costs

Caine Prize Shortlist Announced

Another 63 Jobs Go At Nelson Thornes

World Book Night 2014: The Complete List

Oyster & Spritz Team Up To Take Speed Reading Mainstream

Leading Ukrainian And Russian Writers Clash Over Crimea

International Artists Join Campaign To Overturn UK Prison Book Ban

World Book Night: Leading Authors Line Up For 'Sacred' Celebration

Uk Shops' Easter Weekend Footfall Down 1.9% On 2013

Shakespeare 'A Cultural Icon' Abroad

How Taschen Does Digital

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Trade Announcements

Hodder Children's Books Acquires 'The Bear That Was' By Debut Talent Jo Weaver

Orchard Books Hands Out 30,000 Rainbow Magic And Beast Quest Books

Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Wins Rights To 2013 'Arab Booker' Winner

Gareth L Powell Joint-winner Of British Sf Association's Best Novel Award

Phoenix Comic Competition For Young Artists From The Reading Agency

Scottish Book Trust Announces 2014/15 Bookbug Pack Books

Librarian Wins Meeting With Neil Gaiman

IPR License latest 'Agents Pick' winner announced

Penguin Books Collaborates With WeTransfer To Showcase Covers By Leading Designers And Artists

Happy 25th Birthday Kipper: Librarians' Competition Now Open

Bloomsbury Launches If Only, A New Line Of YA Romances

Debut Horror Novel To Solaris

Up To 18 Roles At Risk At Random House Children's Publishers

Katie Bond Appointed As New National Trust Publisher

Penguin Snaps Up North American Publishing Rights For Octonauts

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Women's Book Clubs Shouldn't Be Wine Clubs

Sorry, but the good book clubs tend to ban booze

Anthony Horowitz: Are Children The Only People Talking Sense?

In his monthly column, Anthony Horowitz ponders the value of chipping in on debates

The Publishing Industry Is Flourishing

There is certainly a copious amount of negative press

Feature Items

Once Upon A Time There Was A Clever Bookseller Called Waterstones

Time to remind book readers about the unmistakably warm feeling of holding and reading a real book

Hidden Reading Spaces Around London

The best, most peaceful spots for you and your book

The London Book Fair: Where Word-of-mouth Reigns

Prior to the opening of the London Book Fair, one must ask why – in the digital age – such events still exist? The answer is easy: word-of-mouth

The Authors Are Revolting

Digital disruption in the book world has led directly to author empowerment

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