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Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year Shorlist Announced
www.theguardian.com

Val McDermid will receive the award for outstanding contribution to crime fiction award

Daughter Of Missing Hong Kong Bookseller Appeals For US Help
time.com

Has been in Chinese custody for eight months without trial

Waterstones Ebook Store Is Closing
www.waterstones.com

The Waterstone's eBook Store is closing and all of the digital content is being transferred over to Kobo

CWA Dagger 2016 Long lists announced
thecwa.co.uk

Ten daggers up for grabs

Other News

Fortune Smiles On Those With Write Stuff

Jane Friedman Steps Down as CEO of Open Road Integrated Media

Meg Rosoff condemns UK education policy as an 'assault on childhood'

Peter Owen Dies

Imran Garda's Novel The Thunder That Roars Wins The 2015 Olive Schreiner Prize For Prose

David Mitchell Buries Latest Manuscript For A Hundred Years

The Mystifying Disappearance Of Children's Author Helen Bailey

Women and Melbourne writers dominate Miles Franklin 2016 shortlist

Children Who Grow Up Surrounded By Books 'Earn More As Adults'

Why Teenagers Are So Resistant To E-readers

'Legendary' first edition of Alice in Wonderland set for auction at $2-3m

Roberto Saviano: London Is Heart Of Global Financial Corruption

Roald Dahl's Swashboggling Words Get Their Own Dictionary

Brought To Book: When Publishers Go To Court

5 Ways Editorial & Sales Should Work Together

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Trade Announcements

Winner of the 2016 Tir na n-Og Award announced

Publishers Association To Relaunch Publishers Green Network

Increase In Children Reading For Pleasure Following Chatterbooks In Schools Project: New Statistics

William Heinemann To Publish The Autobiography Of Steve Jones Of The Sex Pistols

Hat-trick Of Awards For John And Fatti Burke's Runaway Bestseller Irelandopedia

Book Aid International Returns To Sierra Leone To Support Library Services

The View From Castle Rock World Premiere Performance Announced

Stephen Fry Supports Library Poster Campaign

O'Brien Press Illustrator, Lauren O'Neill, Wins Honour Award At The 2016 CBI Book Of The Year Awards

Egmont's Electric Monkey To Publish Two New Cohn And Levithan Collaborations

New Three-book Deal For Tammy Cohen

New CILIP Library Fund Launched

Jorn Lier Horst Wins Petrona Award For The Caveman

Barr Takes Over As President Of The Publishers Association

Damon Hill's Autobiography To Pan Macmillan

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Opinion

Can Literary Festivals Pay Their Way?
www.theguardian.com

With authors demanding payment and overheads tight, organisers are under increasing pressure

Things Are Calmer Than They Were In The Book Business
www.idealog.com

But change is a constant

An Abridged Da Vinci Code Implies Teens Need Simple Books – They Don't
www.theguardian.com

Penguin's plan seems both pointless and patronising

The True Cost Of Bargain Books
www.jamesmayhew.co.uk

A Penny for Your Thoughts

Feature Items

Does Publishing Have A Lookism Problem?
www.ew.com

Great writing is important, other factors matter too — including authors' appearance

What To Do When No One Shows Up To Your Reading
lithub.com

On the embarrassment of confronting an empty room

How Book Reps Hook University Profs On Expensive Textbooks
www.wired.com

I like book reps but I don't always agree with the sales pitch

Writing Is An Act Of Pride: A Conversation With Elena Ferrante
www.newyorker.com

The Italian novelists Elena Ferrante and Nicola Lagioia discuss writing

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