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News stories from the book world in February 2012

February 2012

Rowling to publish adult novel

27 February 2012

The publishing world has been electrified by the news that J K Rowling has written her first adult novel and it is expected to be published later this year, although there's no title or date yet.  Read more

World Book Day and World Book Night get the Wow! factor

20 February 2012

World Book Day and Night are approaching fast. This year it's going to become more of an international set of events, and some it will be available online. It's a fantastic line-up.  Read more

Hocking says no to Amazon

13 February 2012

Hugely successful self-published author Amanda Hocking has grabbed the headlines again with her decision not to go with Amazon's new publishing venture, in spite of their offer of a higher advance, but to stick with St Martin's Press, which she felt would be better able to get her books into bookshops.This deal was for her new four-book seriesWatersong,with the first title,Wake,   Read more