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The August Magazine has our Success Story on Tina Seskis, a local author just up the road from WritersServices' offices in London and, from our contracts expert, Why your book contract needs vetting, plus the usual range of superb links.

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Whats new: 29 September 2014 - What's new 29 September 2014
  • This week we take a look at some encouraging signs in the book world, including an improvement in print sales, and feature the National Poetry CompetitionAnnual poetry prize run by the UK-...

The book trade internationally does seem to have turned the corner after a difficult few years when a major format change at the same time as a deep global recession turned everything upside down.

The 16-24 generation is still firmly in favour of print books, new research shows, with 73% saying they prefer print over digital or audio formats.

Exclusive research conducted by Voxburner for The Bookseller showed that while nearly three-quarters of young people said they prefer the...

Man Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel has defended her story about plotting to kill the late Margaret Thatcher, after it was attacked by numerous commentators.

The Guardian children's books site has won a World Young Reader prize from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers for its engagement with young people.

Industry database Agent Hunter has accused the literary agent community of appearing "elitist, exclusive and hostile to outsiders", and has released a Transparency Index (TI) rating every agent and every agency.

Last week we launched the latest Digital Census, The Bookseller's once a year opportunity to take a measure of what the book and digital communities think about this developing landscape.

Publishing is the process of getting an author's thoughts and ideas to the mind of a reader. Book publishing was carried out in the traditional manner for so long that everyone began to believe that publishers, agents, publicists and bookshops were essential to the process.

Whats new: 15 September 2014 - What's new 15 September 2014
  • 'So just how do you go about promoting poetry and poets?

So just how do you go about promoting poetry and poets? There are lots of answers to this and many poets are very successful at promoting themselves through a combination of their publisher's efforts or self-publishing, through readings, performances and getting their work into poetry magazines...

As part of our ongoing series of Q&A's with the world's leading literary agents, scouts and rights managers, Publishing Perspectives talks to Madeleine Millburn, founder of the Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency in London.

UK author Marjorie Blackman laments the lack of diversity in children's books, noting that "books allow you to see the world through the eyes of others."

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