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News stories from the book world in October 2010

October 2010

Children's publishers bullish

25 October 2010

The recent Children's Bookseller Conference in London focused on a part of the publishing industry in relatively good health.  Read more

Booker surprise

18 October 2010

The winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize has been a compete surprise to everyone, including the author. Howard Jacobson had never even been shortlisted before, and his book The Finkler Question was the bookies' least favourite title on the shortlist.  Read more

An optimistic Frankfurt

11 October 2010

The Frankfurt Book FairWorld's largest trade fair for books; held annually mid-October at Frankfurt Trade Fair, Germany; First three days exclusively for trade visitors; general public can attend last two. seems to have engendered a mood of optimism, in spite of the uneasy world economy and the particular preoccupations which are making book publishers feel as if the ground is shifting under their feet.  Read more

Comedy or errors - or tragedy?

4 October 2010

It's been a gift for the media. 'A comedy of errors for author of The Corrections(The Times) 'Jonathan Franzen's 'book of the century' pulped over error.' (the Guardian) ' Franzen's new novel recalled to be pulped.' (Evening Standard)  Read more