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  • ‘The pandemic has been a period of caution, safe bets and, understandably due to the restrictions in distribution, a time of low experimentation. I hope this will change over the summer and through the personal connections that will infuse a new energy in the business...

‘The pandemic has been a period of caution, safe bets and, understandably due to the restrictions in distribution, a time of low experimentation. I hope this will change over the summer and through the personal connections that will infuse a new energy in the business...

Despite the fact young adult books are "for" teenagers, it's rarely teens who are shouting the loudest about those books. They're reading them, but they're not necessarily the ones making the most noise about books in the YA "community" on social media.

LONDON - Digital books on tablets, smartphones, and devices like Amazon's Kindle are certainly convenient, but according to a new survey most people still prefer a good old fashioned paper book. There's just something satisfying about turning the page and holding a physical book in one's hands,...

Take a look at this graph. The blue is Amazon's share of book sales in the past six years. The orange is where we are headed if their average growth rate (8%) continues. If nothing slows their momentum, Amazon will control nearly 80% of the consumer book market by the end of 2025. Every single...

I have my own company, Alex Hippisley-Cox PR Ltd, and I handle the PR, Marketing and Communications for a number of book industry clients including Frankfurter Buchmesse (for the UK), the Chalke Valley History Festival, Bitter Lemon Press and the LoveReading LitFest.

When I entered the inaugural Montegrappa Writing Prize at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in 2013, my goal was merely to have my work read by a top London agent. As an aspiring novelist, I spent most of my procrastination time Googling how difficult it was to get an agent, so the...

This is a sad story. Wait, let me start first with the happy part of the story, since that's relevant to the sad part. The other day, quite unexpectedly, I got a large, thick envelope from Anthem Blue Cross, informing me that I had qualified for health insurance through the Writers' Guild....

If you want a preview of next year's Emmy Awards, just take a walk past your local bookstore. According to data drawn from Publishers Marketplace, the industry's clearinghouse for news and self-reported book deals, literary adaptations to television have been on a steady climb.

Simon Akam says Penguin Random House cancelled his book about the British army, The Changing of the Guard, and demanded back his advance after he refused to let the MoD vet it

Jack Ryan, the analytical, yet charming CIA analyst, made an appearance in federal court in Maryland earlier this year. The heirs to Tom Clancy's literary legacy are fighting over him. Unlike in the movies, he's not in a great position to fight back.

Four years ago, after several decades writing for TV and film, I decided to attempt a novel, something I had always wanted to do but feared to start. The idea for Reckless came from a magazine article about agencies that arrange discreet affairs for the happily married.

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