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Whats new: 10 June 2019 - What's new 10 June 2019
  • ‘First the length. In an age of ever-shortening attention spans, you have to have a pretty powerful message to keep anyone's interest for much over 75,000 words (about 300 pages).

In a focus session on "Digital Transformation and Disruption in African Publishing" at the International Publishers Association‘s (IPA) "Africa Rising" seminar in Nairobi, hosted by the Kenya Publishers Association, two panelists will have the same last name-and almost the same face.

"If you're an author seeking a marketing advantage for your books, then a writing conference is one of the best long-term investments you can make," says Jane Friedman, publishing veteran and author of Publishing 101.

Guardian research shows that the top 100 illustrated children's books last year showed growing marginalisation of female and minority ethnic characters

Every day more than 1.8 million books are sold in the US and another half a million books are sold in the UK. Despite all the other easy distractions available to us today, there's no doubt that many people still love reading. Books can teach us plenty about the world, of course, as well as...

The Publishers Association released the results of a survey, commissioned by Kantar, into the reading habits of 2,001 UK adults.

It found the main barrier to reading is a lack of time, with audiobooks cited as a popular solution to the problem.

In 1991, one year after James Daunt opened his first eponymous bookstore in London, Waterstones unveiled its first U.S. bookstore in Boston. The U.K. chain grew its stateside presence to a modest size, maintaining a foothold in the country until the turn of the millennium.

Commentary: Writing your first non-fiction book 10 June 2019

‘First the length. In an age of ever-shortening attention spans, you have to have a pretty powerful message to keep anyone's interest for much over 75,000 words (about 300 pages). In fact, if you can't present your proposition in 300 pages, then you may have a problem with excessive verbiage you...

Whats new: 3 June 2019 - What's new 3 June 2019
  • ‘When...I started, there was the hardback and the paperback. Then there was the hardback, the trade paperback, and the paperback. Then there was the hardback, the trade paperback, the paperback, and the ebook. Then there was all that plus audio.

For Allen Lau, it turns out that sometimes the biggest decision in a business can be to stick to your original idea and build on it.

That's his story, anyway. It's the story of Wattpad Corp., a Canadian company that started in 2006 as an online reading room and now attracts 70 million...

Before a bookstore event in Chicago in November to celebrate the launch of Shell Game, the 19th V.I. Warshawski book, Sara Paretsky sat down to talk about her writing career, her inspirations and false starts, the beginnings of Sisters in Crime, pioneer journals, and much more.

The creator of the classic children's books The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat, Judith Kerr, who has died aged 95, was unusual in being equally successful as a writer and an illustrator.

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