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The May Magazine has the News Review and Comment columns added in May, together with a fabulous range of links to stories from all over the world.

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Whats new: 28 July 2015 - What's new 28 July 2015
  • 'According to some sources, the audiobook market is growing rapidly. Orion audio publisher Pandora White called the sector "the fastest-growing in publishing" and Booktrack is growing exponentially, but is the quality of the recordings being sacrificed in order to achieve the lowest price...
News Review: Audiobook to download 27 July 2015

According to some sources, the audiobook market is growing rapidly. Orion audio publisher Pandora White called the sector "the fastest-growing in publishing" and Booktrack is growing exponentially, but is the quality of the recordings being sacrificed in order to achieve the lowest price?

Those of us who labor in scholarly publishing can be forgiven for thinking that the world is a tiny place. The academic journal, the keystone of our industry, cumulatively brings in about $10 billion a year, not enough to get the CEOs of Uber or Pinterest out of bed in the morning; and the book...

Publishers might be making a mistake if they overlook the potentially huge market of the aging. This is especially true when it comes to Baby Boomers.
The Boomer Lit genre is selling and was selling even before it had a name.

The Authors Guild and its allies have recently appealed to the Department of Justice to investigate Amazon's possible monopoly control of the book business. It is hard to quarrel with the fact that Amazon delivers more of the publishing output to consumers than any single account ever has and...

Authors are facing an ever-growing challenge of devising plots that would not be solved in a matter of hours because of forensic and technological developments, it has been claimed.

Some of Britain's leading crime writers have spoken of the "nightmare" of keeping storylines up to date...

Every so often, it's kind of instructive to look around at other new media and see how their problems compare to good ol' e-books'.

The original books, with their memorable goth hacker heroine, sold 82m copies and the sequel is rivalled only by Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman and EL James's Grey for the title of this year's biggest launch. Coordinating it is an undertaking unprecedented for a Swedish publisher.

‘The prize thing was absolutely wonderful. It brings you readers and that's the thing you want with every bone in your body but - how to say this without sounding churlish? - I'm very aware that people will have been saying, "Huh? Really? when it won prizes, so I don't take it as a sign that I'...

Whats new: 20 July 2015 - What's new 20 July 2015
  • For Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror writers, the Hodderscape open submission will soon be open to unagented writers from across the world, presenting a real Writing Opportunity....
News Review: Go Set a Bestseller 20 July 2015

A kind of fever seems to have gripped a large number of book-buyers who have rushed out to buy Harper Lee's ‘new' book Go Set a Watchman, making the book a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic. HarperCollins in the States says that the book has broken its own record for the number...

George RR Martin has urged "every true fan" of science fiction and fantasy to vote for this year's Hugo Awards to "help protect the integrity of the rocket".

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