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Updated over 9 years ago [ At: 2011-02-09 00:00:00 UTC]


Debut author wins Waterstone's Children's Book Prize

Publication Date: Wed, 09/02/2011 - 20:05 Debut author Sita Brahmachari has won the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize for her coming-of-age novel about life, death, friendship and love. She was awarded the £5,000 prize this evening [9th February] for Artichoke Hearts, published by Macmillan... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Digital and Kobo help push sales at Indigo

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 09/02/2011 - 07:00 Profits at Indigo Books & Music have dropped by $4.4m year-on-year in its fourth quarter. The Canadian book retailer reported profits of C$30.1m in the fourth quarter ending 1st January, down from C$34.5m in the same... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Teach Your Children Well

While many media pundits purport that magazine readership is dropping or that printed magazines are soon to be extinct, the truth emerges that year after year magazine readership continues to grow. Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

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Literacy still crucial in digital age, says Mollet

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 09/02/2011 - 07:28 PA chief executive Richard Mollet has stressed the "political . . and social imperative to promote literacy", calling on delegates at the PA's second annual digital seminar to "do all we can to promote people and... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Field looks to '2020' with Dorling Kindersley restructuring

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 08/02/2011 - 16:16 Dorling Kindersley is to be reorganised around core subject areas as part of a strategic plan outlined to staff by DK publisher and c.e.o. Peter Field. The move has echoes of the restructuring unveiled by Bloomsbury,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Bloomsbury adopts global structure

Written By: Neill Denny Publication Date: Tue, 08/02/2011 - 09:08 Bloomsbury is adopting a global, internal structure designed to allow it to function better alongside worldwide operations like Google, Apple and Amazon, and react to increasingly globalised and homogenised consumer tastes. read... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Kindle gets real page numbers; better note, highlight & review sharing

By Tim Conneally, Betanews Amazon on Monday pre-released a software update for Kindle e-readers running the 3.0 software which updates the interface for magazines and newspapers, adds a quick review section at the end of each book, and adds page numbers that match Kindle books with their print... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

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S&S Children's acquires "Arthurian" series

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 08/02/2011 - 08:20 Simon & Schuster Children’s Books has acquired an adventure series inspired by Arthurian legend. Venetia Gosling, fiction editorial director at Simon & Schuster, bought world rights to eight books from Ben... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Booker Foundation launches Beryl Bainbridge prize

Publication Date: Tue, 08/02/2011 - 08:55 The Man Booker Foundation is to award a special prize to the late author Beryl Bainbridge, who was shortlisted five times for the accolade but never won. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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The 2010 Eddie and Ozzie Award Winners

The Eddie and Ozzie awards recognize excellence in magazine and digital editorial and design. The awards draw by far the widest variety of publication types—from b-to-b to consumer to association and custom—and our industry is particularly proud of its creative output. Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

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Weidenfeld editor-in-chief to retire

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 08/02/2011 - 09:05 Michael Dover, Weidenfeld & Nicolson editor-in-chief non-fiction, is to retire at the end of June this year, with several promotions effective from 1st March also marking a time of change for the company. Dover has... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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WHS acquires 22 British Bookshops stores

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 08/02/2011 - 09:10 W H Smith has acquired 22 stores previously run by British Bookshops and Stationers in a £1m deal. The bookshops will continue to trade under BB&S until a "phased takeover" begins later this month in stores in Teddington... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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US group eyes Bertelsmann's DirectGroup France

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:30 Bertelsmann is negotiating to sell its French subsidiary DirectGroup France to US investment fund Najafi Companies. The fund, which is based in Phoenix, Arizona and was created in 1983, said it was in exclusive negotiations... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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'PW' to Host Truth in Nonfiction Panel

PW will host its first breakfast panel of the year February 22 in New York City, titled Truth in Nonfiction: What Is the Publisher’s Responsibility? The panel will address the fact that over the years, there have been many nonfiction books that have proved to be partly or wholly fabricated. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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Recipe Report: Faludhaj

The faludhaj from The Sweets of Araby is indeed very, very sweet, like concentrated honey, which is essentially what it is. The sesame oil and toasted ground almonds contribute a nice roasted flavor, which adds dimension; still, I couldn’t imagine eating more than a couple small spoonfuls of this. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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McSweeney's Launches Cookbook Imprint

The David Chang journal and app that was announced last week is just the first of a new imprint literary publisher McSweeney’s Books is launching later this spring. Inspired by the very encouraging response to the food section in a one-off newspaper prototype McSweeney’s published in December... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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Harper Changes the Audio Equation

Of the 150 titles on HarperCollins’s spring audio list, only two are being published on CD; the rest are being released as digital downloads. Although CD sales have been declining in the audio market for several years, no major house has moved away this drastically from the format. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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Kids Running the Store

From time to time bookstore owners are forced to turn to their kids for help, especially during the holidays, when there never seem to be enough booksellers. But last fall a group of teens and tweens contributed their time and expertise without being asked. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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Supermarkets sweep up market share

Written By: Philip Stone and Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 07/02/2011 - 09:24 The supermarket sector was the only winner in the 2010 retail trade, with sales jumping 7% year-on-year. Estimates based on data from Nielsen BookScan show that book sales in the UK were down by 4% in 2010 in... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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French book sales down 1.5% in 2010

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Mon, 07/02/2011 - 08:53 Sales of books in France fell by 1.5% in 2010 or 0.5% without taking account of book price inflation, according to French weekly Livres Hebdo’s indicators. After three years of increase, the decline came as retailing in... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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