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Updated over 8 years ago [ At: 2011-03-30 00:00:00 UTC]


Campaigners hand in 6,000 strong petition over Brent library

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 29/03/2011 - 21:54 Library campaigners have handed in a petition of more than 6,000 signatures objecting to the proposed closure of Preston Road library in Brent, as the council consults over wider closures. Six libraries could be at risk,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Shaun Tan wins Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2011

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 30/03/2011 - 07:28 Illustrator and author Shaun Tan has won the largest prize for children's and YA literature. Tan will receive the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2011, for SEK 5m (£500,000), at a presentation at the Stockholm Concert Hall... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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APA takes control of Geocenter

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Wed, 30/03/2011 - 15:13 APA Publications will take over management control of sister company GeoCenter International from Friday [1st April]. The company, which publishes Insight and Berlitz Travel and Language, and travel distributor GeoCenter are... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Faber to receive ACE funding for New Poets scheme

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 30/03/2011 - 11:55 The number of literature organisations receiving regular Arts Council England (ACE) funding is falling from 58 to 53, as ACE revealed its new national portfolio of arts organisations today [30th March]. The total number... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Fourth Estate to publish next Tan novel

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 30/03/2011 - 14:55 Fourth Estate will publish the latest novel by The Joy Luck Club author Amy Tan after HarperCollins bought The Valley of Amazement. Publication date for the novel is expected to be autumn 2012. Daniel Halpern, president and... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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TV Book Club titles take £3m through the tills

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Wed, 30/03/2011 - 15:17 Just shy of £3m has been spent on the 10 titles of More 4's latest "TV Book Club" in 2011, with sales over the series up 2% on the 2010 selections and against an overall book market decline of 7%. A grand total of 506,200... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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'PW' to Do Pre-ALA Supplement

For the first time, PW will publish a special supplement ahead of this year's American Library Association's annual conference set for June 23-28 in New Orleans. The pre-ALA issue will be published May 30 and will include features on library funding, the ebook loan controversy and an overview of... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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Faber to receive ACE funding

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 30/03/2011 - 11:55 The number of literature organisations receiving regular Arts Council England (ACE) funding is falling from 58 to 53, as ACE revealed its new national portfolio of arts organisations today [30th March]. The total number... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Dystopia the new paranormal at Bologna

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 30/03/2011 - 07:25 The Bologna stands are still full of vampires, werewolves, angels and faerie lovers, but with sales of paranormal romance dipping in the US, dystopian fiction - which made a showing at last year's Bologna - has now taken over... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Independent Retail Group folds

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 30/03/2011 - 15:14 The Independent Retail Group (IRG) has folded, closing five of its bookshops and selling the remaining 11. The company, a subsidiary of Three C Publishing, bought the 16 stores in 2005, employing managers to make independent... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Long Form Journalism Enters the Digital Market

As most publishers are scrambling to compact content (call it the Twitter effect), one company is bringing lengthy journalistic stories to digital devices. Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

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Vintage unveils Orange Inheritance Collection

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 30/03/2011 - 07:43 Vintage Classics has unveiled its Orange Inheritance Collection, with works by Virginia Woolf, Richard Yates and Honore de Balzac among the titles selected by Orange Prize winners to pass on to the next generation. As... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Paver and Seuss among new Bologna deals

Written By: Benedicte Page and Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 29/03/2011 - 15:32 Penguin's international deals for Michelle Paver, HarperCollins' new collection of stories from Dr Seuss and Simon & Schuster paying six figures for a young adult trilogy were among the day two deals... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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MoM acquires "Coach Trip" memoir

Publication Date: Tue, 29/03/2011 - 08:11 Michael O'Mara has acquired the autobiography of Brendan Sheerin, star of reality TV series "Coach Trip". Commissioning editor Kate Moore acquired world rights to A Coach Trip Adventure: My Life from Paula McKie of Agency Oakroyd. Sheerin works as a... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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France calls for regulation of ebook prices

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 29/03/2011 - 15:29 French culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand has called for the European Union to regulate ebook prices as soon as possible, and to introduce a reduced rate of VAT on all cultural goods and services, whether they are sold... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Rebuck bullish on digital after "show-stopping" Xmas

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 29/03/2011 - 08:55 Random House c.e.o. Gail Rebuck has said she expects digital to become a "significant" part of its business in 2011 and hailed a "show-stopping" Christmas, as parent company Bertelsmann announced its full-year results to... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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"Upbeat" start to Bologna Book Fair

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 29/03/2011 - 08:51 Busy schedules and a strong presence from US publishers in an "upbeat" mood were reported on the first day of the Bologna Book Fair. Hodder Children's Books publishing director Anne McNeil said the fair was busier than it had... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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LBF to launch Children's Zone

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 29/03/2011 - 08:25 London Book Fair is launching a Children's Innovation Zone this year, which will include a theatre on the show floor for the first time. The theatre is designed to showcase ideas specific to children's publishing, with... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Print book sales continue to fall

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 29/03/2011 - 15:50 Book sales slipped for the fourth week in a row last week, and were down more than £3.3m last year, according to Nielsen BookScan data. A total of £24.2m was spent on printed books at UK retail outlets in the seven days to 26th... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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French indie portal launches

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 29/03/2011 - 08:20 The French internet portal for independent booksellers, 1011libraires.com, will finally be launched on 4th April after several months of delay due to technical difficulties. Initially, 300 outlets will be hooked up to the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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