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27 August 2012 - What's new

27 August 2012
  • 'In an article in a recent Bookseller, Caroline Horn wrote cheeringly about the continued health of the children's books sector. At a time when publishing for adults is well down and there are many changes which make it difficult to see far ahead, the children's publishing sector remains robust...' News Review on children's publishing.
  • New words added to Oxford Dictionaries Online reflect changes in society - Oxford Dictionaries Online, Oxford University Press's free dictionary and language reference service, has just added its new quarterly words, which present a fascinating picture of our changing language.
  • Links to this week's top stories - Our new feature links to interesting blogs or articles posted online, which will help keep you up to date with what's going on in the book world. This week it's: “A Right Fit”: Navigating the World of Literary Agents and immersing yourself in the literary community and Victory for music and film industries as Google begins piracy crackdown.
  • Great summer reading - follow the triumphs and disasters of an unpublished writer's life in Bob G Ritchie's Journal of a Virtually Unpublished Writer.
  • 'Looking back on the past three years, you can see just how much has changed in publishing, and how much remains the same. Some of the topics that made headlines years ago - ebooks, ereaders, territoriality, rights - are still top of the agenda... Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-chief, Publishing Perspectives, in our Comment column.
  • 'A writer can have only one language, if language is going to mean anything to him.' Philip Larkin in our Writers' Quotes.