Warren Harding: the world takes another look at scandalous claims

DNA findings give new credibility to 'The President's Daughter,' a controversial 1928 memoir. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

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Virgin buys rights to Material World

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Thu, 15/09/2011 - 15:15 Virgin Books has acquired a title by craft journalist Perri Lewis, which will enlist the world’s top makers to explore different crafts from dressmaking to decoupage. World rights to Material World: Inspiration and Secrets from... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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French publishers may drop claim against Google

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Thu, 08/09/2011 - 09:00 French publishers Albin Michel, Flammarion and Gallimard appear to be dropping charges against Google for digitising copyrighted books without prior permission, at least for the moment, the trade weekly Livres Hebdo has... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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"Take it or leave it" - Booker chair

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 07/09/2011 - 10:00 Man Booker chair of judges Stella Rimington has defended this year's shortlist, saying "take it or leave it", in a speech at the party held to celebrate the list in London's Kensington Gardens last night. Speaking to... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Grant appointed World Book Day director

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 19/08/2011 - 12:03 World Book Day has appointed Kirsten Grant as director, with Cathy Schofield stepping down from her position as co-ordinator which she has held since October 2000. Grant, who was previously Puffin marketing and campaigns... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BlogHer Looks At A 'Post-Oprah, Post-Martha' World

BlogHer co-founder and CEO Lisa Stone sounded triumphant today in San Diego, where her women-focused blog and advertising network was hosting its seventh annual BlogHer conference. More than 3,500 bloggers were in attendance, and the company announced some new partnerships like the "Live Well... Continue reading at AdWeek

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SoA takes short story campaign to BBC chief

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 04/08/2011 - 09:20 The Society of Authors, the Writers' Guild of Great Britain and actors' union Equity have jointly sent letters to both BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten and director general Mark Thompson, asking them to stop the BBC Radio 4... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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World Book Night confirms US launch

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 28/07/2011 - 15:19 World Book Night will launch in the US in 2012, with the States confirmed as the event's first international partner. HarperCollins vice president of independent retailing Carl Lennertz has been appointed as chief... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Harper Lee tops World Book Night pick

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 15:15 Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is the most popular title among the public to be given away as part of World Book Night 2012. The organisation launched a public vote last month asking people to vote for the titles they... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Harper Lee tops World Book Night picks

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 15:15 Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird has been voted the most popular title to be given away as part of World Book Night 2012. The organisation launched a public vote last month asking people to vote for the titles they... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A World Without Borders

It might seem only reasonable for independents to gloat, at least a little, now that one of their biggest competitors, Borders Book Group, which had 1,249 stores in 2003, has begun closing its remaining 399 stores. But the response from indies to Borders's demise has been muted by the potential... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-07-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Tries Taking the Kindle To School, Again, With Textbook Rentals

Amazon, which dominates the ebook market, has stayed out of the electronic textbook market. Until now: The company has opened up a textbook store for its Kindle platform, where it is renting "tens of thousands" of titles for the upcoming school year. Continue reading at AllThingsD

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Vintage bring Hill into digital world

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 15/07/2011 - 14:31 Vintage has made 12 titles by The Woman in Black author Susan Hill available to buy as ebooks for the first time across the UK and Commonwealth. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Headline takes two from Tuffers

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 08/07/2011 - 11:09 Headline has signed two books from former England spin bowler Phil Tufnell, with the titles to be compendiums of his cricketing anecdotes and stories. Headline non-fiction publishing director Jonathan Taylor acquired... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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British Newspaper News of the World Folds

After the latest controversy broke in a string of revelations concerning phone hacking conducted by editorial staff, British newspaper News of the World is folding. News International’s chairman deputy COO of News Corp. James Murdoch says that Sunday will be the last edition of the newspaper. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Marie Claire publisher claims new technology boosts newsletter subs 60% in a year

IPC Media claims its email marketing has been "revolutionised" by a new technology platform that has led newsletter subscriptions to increase almost 60% in a single year. Continue reading at Media Week

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Google Faces Claim for €295M Damages in French Court

A French publishing company has filed suit against Google, alleging anti-competitive practices and claiming €295 million (US$420 million) in damages. Continue reading at PC World

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Grahame Baker-Smith takes CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Thu, 23/06/2011 - 11:15 Grahame Baker-Smith has won this year's CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for his novel FArTHER (Templar). In his acceptance speech today he attributed his award to "a complete change of style" after 15 years in the field, and in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Digital makes territorial rights "obsolete", claims Charkin

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 22/06/2011 - 16:00 Territorial rights are "obsolete", and contribute to the erosion of publishers' margins, but publishing remains an "intimate" business that would not be improved if local nuances are not respected, delegates at Publishers... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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J K Rowling prepares to take Harry Potter digital with Pottermore

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Thu, 23/06/2011 - 07:30 E-book versions of the seven Harry Potter novels are likely to move a step closer today with the launch of an immersive website based on the Harry Potter universe. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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SoA not fighting for authors, claims historian

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 16/06/2011 - 09:22 Author Gregor Dallas has accused the Society of Authors of not doing enough to defend its members from large publishers which are cutting back on range and creating a "national scandal" with the declining quality of their... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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