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News stories from the book world in November 2014

November 2014

Publishing still going strong

24 November 2014

Two interesting pieces of news from the last week show that publishing - of both the traditional and the new variety - is stronger than you might think.  Read more

Amazon and Hachette bury the hatchet

17 November 2014

It's a great relief to all parties that Hachette and Amazon have come to an amicable settlement after many months of wrangling in a dispute which has been very much in the public eye, even though it was never made public exactly what the argument was about.  Read more

Readers loyal to print

10 November 2014

Latest figures from the States suggest that readers are not parting with their print books, in spite of the growth in ebook sales, which have reached $8.5 billion in value worldwide. In the US the figures show that 23% of all male adult readers and 33% of females ones read ebooks.  Read more

Prizes, prizes and competitions

3 November 2014

The growth of literary prizes of one kind and another seems unending, although it's a pity from the point of view of unpublished writers that so many of them are restricted to books which have come from traditional publishers.  Read more



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