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News stories from the book world in April 2012

April 2012

A tsunami hits the book world

16 April 2012

At the beginning of the week it looked like the London Book Fair would be the story of the week. But by mid-week a tsunami had swept through the book world and there was only one story dominating the headlines.   Read more

Books and consumers research shows rapid change

9 April 2012

The annual Books & Consumers research into the British book market was delivered to a highly interested audience last week. Rarely can there have been so much change in one year and the assembled bookseller and publishers were keen to hear what had actually been going on.  Read more

Pottermore launches Harry Potter ebooks

2 April 2012

The launch of the Harry Pottter books in ebook form last week was described by the Bookseller's Philip Jones as 'digital publishing's Beatles moment'. He said 'These will be huge - they are a game changer because of the power of the Potter brand.' (The Harry Potter series has sold 450m print copies worldwide to date.)  Read more