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  • Online publications releasing print editions

    Many online publications are increasingly branching out into print editions, in spite of the fact that much print media is suffering from decreasing circulations. While the trend

    Page 12 Mar 2014

  • Great British Bookshop goes live

    The Bookseller, 11 Mar 2014

    Online bookshop The Great British Bookshop has now gone live to customers.The “online alternative to Amazon” promises to be an e-tailer of books which creates

    Page 11 Mar 2014

  • Film deal for latest Tom Rob Smith novel

    BBC Films and Shine Pictures have acquired the rights to Tom Rob Smith's newly-published novel The Farm.   The book is a psychological thriller set in London and Sweden.

    Page 11 Mar 2014

  • A Monster Calls to become motion picture

    A motion picture adaptation of Patrick Ness' A Monster Calls is to be made, directed by acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona. River Road Entertainment, Participant

    Page 10 Mar 2014

  • Knausgaard and Blasim on Independent Foreign Fiction Prize longlist

    The Bookseller, 07 Mar 2014

    The longlist for this year’s Independent Foreign Fiction Prize “reveals a fictional eco-system of staggering diversity”, according to the Independent's Boyd

    Page 07 Mar 2014

  • Android OS 'now more popular than iOS on tablets'

    Sales of android-based tablets surpassed Apple during 2013, as overall sales of the devices continued to grow rapidly. Android-based tablets captured 62 per cent of the global market - up from 46 per...

    Page 07 Mar 2014

  • Wolf Hall to move to West End

    Stage adaptations of the Hilary Mantel novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies are to move to London's West End following the early closure of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical,

    Page 07 Mar 2014

  • Osprey Publishing launches games division

    Military history publisher Osprey has announced plans to expand and diversify its business interests by launching a dedicated games division. Osprey branched out into

    Page 05 Mar 2014

  • Outskirts Press launches Apple self-publishing service

    Outskirts Press has launched a new self-publishing package for Apple, enabling aspiring authors to publish their work on the iBooks store. According to some estimates, Apple

    Page 04 Mar 2014

  • Fifty Shades of Grey sells over 100m

    Global sales of EL James' Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy have passed the 100 million mark, according to the book's publisher, Vintage Books. The novels, which tell the story of a

    Page 04 Mar 2014

  • Mills & Boon iPhone app launched

    Romance publisher Mills & Boon has moved into the digital age by launching a new app for iPhone and iPad. The app ties in with publisher Harlequin's existing eBookshelf service,

    Page 27 Feb 2014

  • New Northumbria crime writing festival launched

    A new crime writing festival has been launched by Northumbria University, Newcastle and New Writing North. Crime Story is set to take place at the university on May 31st and

    Page 26 Feb 2014

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