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Hong Kong Booksellers Held For 'Illegal Activities', Say China Police
www.theguardian.com

First admission by mainland Chinese authorities

Waterstones Turns A Page As Sales Rise
www.telegraph.co.uk

On the path to recovery with its first rise in sales under new ownership

Amazon Rumoured To Be Opening 400 Bookstores
www.publishersweekly.com

Surprise reversal from the online retailer credited with driving physical booksellers out of business

Children's Novel The Lie Tree Wins Costa Book Of The Year
www.bbc.co.uk

Previous children's novel to win was Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass

Other News

5 Tips To Make Self-editing A Breeze

Author Margaret Forster Dies From Cancer Aged 77

92% Of Students Prefer Paper Books Over E-books

Why Amazon Is Doubling Down On Lobbying

British Science Fiction Association Awards Unveil 'Really Strong' Shortlists

Your Signed Harry Potter Book Is A Fake

EU proposals will force multinationals to disclose tax arrangements

Bonnier launches German translated fiction imprint, Manilla

Search For The Funniest Children's Books Of The Year

Jeffrey Archer Cuts His Tax Bill - By Giving His Statue Of Satan To Oxford

Amazon Is Opening A Bookstore In San Diego

Copy Of TS Eliot's The Waste Land Inscribed To His Therapist Goes On Sale

Kindle e-Book Warning System is Now Live

Publisher pulls all copies of controversial new book on Church of England

Hong Kong's missing booksellers and 'banned' Xi Jinping book

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Trade Announcements

New Categories Added And New Timing For Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards

Bloomsbury Children's Books To Publish Four New Titles In The Best-Selling Princess Ponies Series

Paula Hawkins To Headline Crime Story 2016

IPR License hosts free licensing seminar series

FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival Unveils Children's Programme

Extra Funding Announced For Book Aid International From Players Of People's Postcode Lottery

Stephen Gilbert, The Printing Charity's Chief Executive Steps Down

Palazzo Set To Grow With New Team

André Simon Food & Drink Book Award Winners

Weidenfeld & Nicolson To Publish I Must Belong Somewhere By Sunday Times Journalist Jonathan Dean

Ireland's Longest Established Publishing Company Looks Ahead To The Next Chapter As Gill & Macmillan Become Gill

Scottish Book Trust Announces Recipients Of New Writers Awards 2016

Barnes Children's Literature Festival Returns To Southwest London For Bigger And Better Second Year

Lantana Publishing - The Tigon And The Liger

Andersen Press To Launch The First Elmer Day In May 2016

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Opinion

Is English Literature Since 1918 Really Such A Man's World?
www.theguardian.com

Where are all the women?

The Loss Of Libraries Is Another Surefire Way To Entrench Inequality
www.theguardian.com

Libraries are about as democratic and diverse as is possible to imagine

Who Has The Balance Of Power Over Data?
www.digitalbookworld.com

Who has access to the data that can best predict how readers will spend their money?

Feature Items

The Adult Coloring Craze Continues And There Is No End In Sight
www.forbes.com

Turns out that adult coloring books have been around since the 1960s

What Amazon And Booktopia's Face-off Means For Readers
www.watoday.com.au

An Amazon Australia is a game changer

Secrets Of My Success: Gail Rebuck, Serial Director And Publisher
www.standard.co.uk

Knowing your core role, setting boundaries and learning from setbacks

Should Authors Be Paid To Appear At Literary Festivals?
www.newstatesman.com

Next time you splash out £25 on a ticket to see your favourite author at a literary festival, do me a favour. Ask the organisers who takes a cut of the ticket money. Because, for a large number of these events, including those at the Oxford Literary Festival and, up until recently, Hay Festival, that does not include the writer you are paying to see.

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