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WH Smith Hikes H1 Pretax Profit

Group total sales were flat

10 Authors – Including One Irishman – To Fight It Out For €100,000 Prize

Ten novels have been shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

James Patterson Increases Donations To UK Bookshops

Said he was "impressed and enthused by the calibre of the applications"

Amazon, HarperCollins Reach Multiyear Print And E-book Deal

Follows disputes over the share of e-book profits

Other News

Arthur Ellis Awards Finalists Announced For Best Canadian Crime Writing

NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2015 shortlist announced

Downton's Fellowes adapting Anthony Trollope novel for TV

Harper Lee Saves Mockingbird Play From Closure

Yiyun Li Wins Sunday Times Short Story Prize For A Sheltered Woman

Publishers Target E-book Pirates

Girl, 8, strikes blow for equality over 'boys only' books

Nicola Solomon, Chief Executive of the Society of Authors on ALCS author earnings report

Fifty Shades Of Grey Sequels Set For 2017 And 2018

JK Rowling completes third Robert Galbraith novel

Austrian State Prize For European Literature Announced

Lisa Bickmore Wins €10,000 Ballymaloe Poetry Prize

Scholastic Selling Tech Group to HMH

JK Rowling Suffering 'Writer's Back'

Winners Announced For Best Us Lgbt Fiction, Debut Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry Published In 2014

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Trade Announcements

Choc Lit Signs Linn B Halton Winner Of The 2013 Author Innovation Award For Romantic Fiction

Myriad Announce 6 New Signings For 2016

Meadowland By John Lewis-Stempel Wins Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015

Abrams & Chronicle Books Announces Seat On The Board For Managing Director Doug Pocock

New French Deal For Clarke Award-winning Novelist

Russian Rights Deal For Fantasy Novels

Magna Carta Guidebook And Timeline Donated To 21,000 Uk Primary Schools

The Reading Agency And BBC Radio 2 Announce A New Non-fiction Book Club

Film Deal For Mary Kubica's Debut Thriller The Good Girl

Orchard Acquires New Trilogy From Award Winning Author Of Slated

Michel Laub And Thomas Harding Named The Joint Winners Of The 2015 'Jewish Booker'

Record Number Of UK Prisons, Hospitals, Homeless Shelters And Schools Line Up To Spread Love Of Reading For World Book Night 2015

Egmont Acquires Two New Books From Rising YA Star Andrew Smith

Twenty7 Announces First Acquisitions

Major Acquisition For Atlantic At LBF

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Publishing's Digital Disruption Hasn't Even Started

Most publishers seem to believe the worst is now over

The Civil War For Books

Where is the money going?

Amazon To Publishers: Set Your Own E-book Prices!

Amazon to Customers: Not Our Fault!

Female Writers Are Storming The Male Citadels Of Sci-fi

A generation of readers raised on Harry Potter has had a knock-on effect on demand for fantasy fiction, and left publishers scrambling to sign up women

Feature Items

What Publishers Can Learn From Louis C.K.

Comedian Louis C.K. has a lot to teach publishers about digital marketing: specifically, his implementation of selective, low-cost D-to-C digital releases

Ten Ways To Buy Books Without Money

Donate blood, draw a portrait of yourself, quit smoking or smile to your neighbours...

Publishers Finally Taking The Reins On Web Marketing

Digital market is pushing publishers like never before to figure out how to become effective marketing and direct-sales organizations

Festivals: Show Me The Money - No Pay, No Author!

LBF15: Why are we still debating author pay?

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