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The March Magazine covers the shortlist of the Diagram Prize for the Oddest Book Title of the Year, open submissions for Granta Magazine and Tinder Press and some great links, Asking whether Amazon is friend or foe is a simple question that is complicated to answer - The Shatzkin Files The Shatzkin Files and Why Writers Need to Know the Publishing Business.

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The London Book Fair has evolved to reflect the "new ecology" of publishing and shift in confidence, says Faber's Stephen Page.

We're going to go out on a limb here and make a sweeping prediction, one that hopefully will be ridiculed in fifty years: consumers do not buy books directly from the publisher. Why not? Because in most cases, they don't know who the publisher is. In even more dire news for publishers, consumers...

Looking back, it helped that Paula Hawkins wrote The Girl on the Train with growing urgency and dread verging on panic - because that feeling seeped into her novel. The book, she says, "felt like the last roll of the dice" for her as a writer. It has been described as her debut - and it is her...

From personalised cookbooks to co-publishing, the London Book Fair last week was awash with companies talking about their latest innovations. Many of these were reported in The Bookseller Daily but, in case you missed them, here's a round-up with some additional commentary as to why I think they...

Open Road has published some 10,000 titles to date, and is currently producing around 2,500 a year. At LBF it has been excited to announce its Alan Sillitoe deal which will see it publish 24 of the celebrated British writer's backlist as ebooks, as well as the third volume of Sillitoe's "Start...

Imperceptible, invisible almost, but it was there at the London Book Fair this year-publishers quietly clapping each other on the back and breathing a collective sigh of relief: Phew, thank goodness that ebook thing is over. Now let's get back to real publishing.

There is a "huge inequality" in earnings between writers, with a small number - 10% - earning most of the money made by professional authors, research released today (20th April) has found.

‘We change whilst we are in the midst of writing a book. We change, and I dare say we become better people. A novelist is always wiser when inside a novel than when outside. Stories shape their storytellers as much as storytellers shape their stories. We are a different person when we start a...

Whats new: 20 April 2015 - What's new 20 April 2015
  • After a London Book Fair (LBF) which was all about publishers from across the world talking to each other, a Bookseller article enables us to look in more depth at last week's link...
News Review: Authors disappointed by publishers 20 April 2015

After a London Book Fair (LBF) which was all about publishers from across the world talking to each other, a Bookseller article enables us to look in more depth at last week's link...

That African writing is alive and well-both on the continent and in the diaspora-was not in doubt at the 2nd edition of the Uganda International Writers Conference in Kampala in March. But what does concern the several dozen participants, particularly organizer Goretti Kyomuhendo, is how to get...

A former tannery has been magicked into an arts venue, the lights have been dimmed, and a roomful of publishing executives are sitting on creaky wooden floors, cross-legged or knees scrunched up, school-assembly style.

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