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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...'

Trade Announcements

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

Longlist Announced For First Graphic Novel Competition

Weidenfeld & Nicolson To Publish Michelin-starred Chef Tom Sellers

Aurum Press Acquisition Announcement

Orion Children's Books And The Born Free Foundation Form New Partnership

Indigo Acquires Skink- No Surrender A New Novel For YA Readers By Carl Hiaasen

Atlantic Acquires World Rights To An Exciting Historical Fiction Debut

Tilly & Friends Awarded Best Animated Series By The Irish Film And Television Academy

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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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  5. Samsung Galaxy Devices Will Get A Custom Kindle App
  6. South Korea To Send Books North To Mark World Book Capital
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  9. Indies Test 'One Book, One Store' Campaigns
  10. Bloomsbury Launches If Only, A New Line Of YA Romances