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Amazon Woos Dispute-stung Hachette Scribes With 100% Royalties
www.theregister.co.uk

Says writers can get paid as long as publisher gets nothing

Hachette To Buy Perseus Books
lunch.publishersmarketplace.com

Hachette to acquire Perseus Book Group's publishing imprints while Ingram take distribution business

Other News

Jack White's Third Man Records Launches Publishing Arm, Third Man Books

Wattpad Announces Creative Commons Agreement

Survey: Book Buyers Leaving Amazon Because Of Hachette Dispute

Apple Earnings Boosted By Strong iPhone Sales

Booker Prize Longlist Set To Be Revealed

3 More J.D. Salinger Stories Published

Waterstones 'Local' Bookstore Meets Opposition From Residents

Royal Mail Share Price Falls As Amazon Parcel Rethink Hurts Revenue

UK ISPs To Alert Customers Suspected Of Unlawfully Downloading Copyrighted Material

Dutch Publishers Unable To Shut Down Used Ebook Website

Netflix Profits Double As New Users Order Orange Is The New Black

Time Warner Improves Defences Against Second Murdoch Bid

Amazon Buyers Prefer DRM-Free E-books, Study Claims

HarperCollins, BitLit Offer Cheap Ebooks Of Print Books You Already Own

Amazon Names Breakthrough Novel Award Winner

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Trade Announcements

Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour Shortlisted For Arts And Business Award

Bloomsbury Acquires New Book By Historian Anna Whitelock

Literature Wales Partners With USA Tour Operator Tauck To Provide Welsh Literature Experience For Tourists To Wales

Jenny Colgan Joins Little, Brown Books For Young Readers

Stellar Crime Authors MC Beaton, Jessie Keane, Val McDermid, Pauline Rowson Join Police And Crime Expert For CSI Portsmouth 2014

Orion Books To Publish Baking Bad By Walter Wheat

RNIB and Walker Books break Guinness World Record with giant 'bear hunt'

MGM Lands Rights To Terry Hayes' International Bestseller 'I Am Pilgrim'

Square Peg Commissions New Book Based On Hit Blog 'Ask The Past'

Serpent's Tail Launch The Moth Storytelling Competition With The Guardian

IPR License sees Q2 rise in Audio and Large Print licensing

Profile Books Appoints Mike Jones As Publishing Director

Accent Press Signs Four-Book Deal At RNA Conference

Next Chapter Award Recipient Announced

Transworld Publishers announces Second Life, the new novel from SJ Watson, alongside a new 2 book deal

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Opinion

Kindle Unlimited's Two-Tier System Makes Some Authors Second-Class Citizens
www.digitalbookworld.com

Some authors have it good and some don't

Interpreting Amazon's Stance In Hachette Feud
www.digitalbookworld.com

When it comes to Amazon's explanation for why it's negotiating with Hachette, interpretations vary

If You Love Books Then You Should Be Rooting For Amazon, Not Hachette Or The Big Five
gigaom.com

The conventional wisdom seems to be that by putting the screws to publishers like Hachette, Amazon is displaying its monopoly powers and ruining the book industry. But it is actually making the market better — not just for book buyers but authors too

Books Are The Business Of Second-class Businessmen
www.usatoday.com

How book biz dug its own Amazon grave

Feature Items

Pity The Poor Writer
www.theguardian.com

Should we pity the poor author, after a survey found most of them struggle to make ends meet?

International Crime Month Launches At Waterstones Piccadilly
www.booktrade.info

Four of Britain's leading independent publishers – Melville House UK, Europa Editions, No Exit Press and Serpent's Tail – brought together international crime fiction authors, editors, publishers and readers at Waterstones flagship store in London Piccadilly to launch International Crime Month

Do Bookshops Have A 2020 Vision?
bookseller-association.blogspot.co.uk

So what is the future of the Bookstore and does it have a vision of itself in 2020

Can The Hawking Index Tell Us When People Give Up On Books?
www.theguardian.com

Bad news for Capital – and Fifty Shades of Grey

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Most Popular Stories

  1. Stellar Crime Authors MC Beaton, Jessie Keane, Val McDermid, Pauline Rowson Join Police And Crime Expert For CSI Portsmouth 2014
  2. Booker Prize Longlist Set To Be Revealed
  3. Authors Will Soon Be Able To Sell Their Ebooks On Facebook
  4. Why Amazon Terrifies Publishers: Let's Look At Royalty Statements
  5. Waterstones 'Local' Bookstore Meets Opposition From Residents
  6. Survey: Book Buyers Leaving Amazon Because Of Hachette Dispute
  7. HarperCollins, BitLit Offer Cheap Ebooks Of Print Books You Already Own
  8. US Publishers' Acquisition Activity Picks Up
  9. Amazon Buyers Prefer DRM-Free E-books, Study Claims
  10. UK ISPs To Alert Customers Suspected Of Unlawfully Downloading Copyrighted Material