Michael Morpurgo wins Children's Book Award for fourth time

An Eagle in the Snow follows in the footsteps of Shadow, Kensuke's Kingdom and Private Peaceful. Continue reading at 'BBC News'

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The late Tom Bingham awarded Orwell Prize

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Wed, 18/05/2011 - 09:18 The late lord chief justice Tom Bingham has been awarded the Orwell Prize for political writing for his book The Rule of Law (Penguin). Bingham, a former master of the rolls, lord chief justice, and senior law lord, died in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Michael O'Mara prescribes An Aspirin a Day

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Wed, 18/05/2011 - 14:44 Michael O’Mara has acquired a title about the health benefits of aspirin written by a former GP. MOM commissioning editor Kate Moore acquired world rights in An Aspirin A Day by Dr Keith Souter from Souter’s agent Isabel... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Roth awarded Man Booker International Prize

Publication Date: Wed, 18/05/2011 - 09:31 Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Philip Roth has been awarded the £60,000 Man Booker International Prize 2011. The author of The Human Stain and American Pastoral was chosen from a list of 13 contenders including Marilynne Robinson, Anne Tyler and John... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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E-book price-fixing law passed in France

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Wed, 18/05/2011 - 14:45 The French National Assembly yesterday (17th May) voted into law a bill allowing publishers to fix prices of all ebooks sold in France. The text says that retailers inside or outside France must respect the fixed prices.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Isle of Mull indie closes doors for last time

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 18/05/2011 - 07:45 An independent bookshop on the remote Scottish Isle of Mull has closed its doors after 40 years. Coffee and Books in Dervaig, on the Isle of Mull, part of the Inner Hebrides, closed last Friday (13th May) after its owner David... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The late Tom Bingham award Orwell Prize

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Wed, 18/05/2011 - 09:18 The late lord chief justice Tom Bingham has been awarded the Orwell Prize for political writing for his book The Rule of Law (Penguin). Bingham, a former master of the rolls, lord chief justice, and senior law lord, died in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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WBN giveaway to be cut to 500,000 books

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 17/05/2011 - 15:59 World Book Night in 2012 will see 500,000 rather than 1m books given away, WBN founder Jamie Byng told Book Industry Conference (BIC) delegates this morning, as he also discussed incorporating digital and audio elements... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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HC wins Townshend memoir

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 17/05/2011 - 15:55 HarperCollins has won the contest for The Who guitarist Pete Townshend's memoirs, with final bids understood to have been received by the agent Ed Victor yesterday. Harper non-fiction publisher Carole Tonkinson bought... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Blackwell and Faber double winners at The Bookseller Industry Awards

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 16/05/2011 - 22:30 Quercus has been crowned 2011's best publisher at The Bookseller Industry Awards, as Sainsbury's scooped the Bookseller of the Year award. Quercus was presented with the Bonnier Publisher of the Year Award at the black-tie... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sticking with Books

As publishers worry about the shrinking number of physical bookstores, Levy Home Entertainment is making the case that mass merchants will be a viable alternative not only to showcase books but to sell them as well. In a presentation at the Book Industry Study Group's May 5 "Making Information... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Getting the Word Out: Audio Book Marketing 2011

The Audio Publishers Association is set to kick off its 14th annual June Is Audiobook Month campaign, designed to celebrate the industry and bring greater awareness of audiobooks. As formats and consumer habits have changed over the past 10 years—sometimes dramatically—audio publishers have kept... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Quercus publisher of the year at The Bookseller Industry Awards

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 17/05/2011 - 09:00 Quercus has been crowned 2011's best publisher at The Bookseller Industry Awards, as Sainsbury's scooped the Bookseller of the Year award. Quercus was presented with the Bonnier Publisher of the Year Award at the black-tie... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Children indies' concern over cover prices

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 13/05/2011 - 15:40 Publishers are remaining tight-lipped about recent price increases in books for children and teenagers. Price increases have seen some young adult titles being priced at £18, with some paperback fiction given an £8.99 price... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Publishers battle for Townshend and Walliams books

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 13/05/2011 - 08:30 The Who guitarist Pete Townshend and "Little Britain" star David Walliams are the latest figures to have memoirs put in front of publishers, as the trade shows no sign of losing its appetite for celebrity autobiographies. Ed... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Spoof kids' book to Canongate

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 13/05/2011 - 10:47 Canongate has bought a foul-mouthed gift book for exhausted parents, which has been the subject of intense hype in the United States. M.d. Jamie Byng and senior editor Francis Bickmore bought UK and Commonwealth rights,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Hachette Children's links with Tesco

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 12/05/2011 - 09:40 Hachette Children’s Books has teamed up with Tesco to give away book packs to school pupils. Children’s author Giles Andreae is ambassador for the scheme, which will see a variety of books ranging from £10-£200 available from... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The New York Times Sees Page Views Fall 24 percent from March to April

The New York Times may be starting to experience the price of their paywall, as page views for The New York Times Online fell 24.4 percent in April from March numbers. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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America 'exploring' World Book Night launch

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 11/05/2011 - 15:41 America wants to hold its own World Book Night following in the footsteps of the UK. The American Booksellers Association said it is "exploring" the possibility of replicating "a version" of the event, which saw 20,000 people... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sainsbury's grows book sales 20%

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 11/05/2011 - 08:22 Sainsbury's has singled out book sales as an area of strong growth in its most recent financial year, and has said that it will now devote more new space to "non-food ranges". For the 52 weeks to 19th March 2011, the retailer... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Book sales "well down" as general retail rises

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 10/05/2011 - 08:59 Book sales for April were "well down" in a month where general UK retail sales rose by 5.2% on last year. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) today (10th May) reported like-for-like sales were up 5.2% in value from April... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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