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  • MJ pre-empts two from Chase

    The Bookseller, 27 Mar 2014

    Michael Joseph has pre-empted two books by Eve Chase ahead of the London Book Fair.Publishing director Maxine Hitchcock bought UK and Commonwealth rights to

    Page 27 Mar 2014

  • Interview with Kyung-sook Shin

    Roger Tagholm, 27 Mar 2014

    In many ways Kyung-sook Shin is the First Lady of Korean literature. Not only was she the first woman to win the Man Asia Literary Prize – for her 2011 novel Please Look After Mom –

    Page 27 Mar 2014

  • Divergent tops e-book bestseller list

    Harpercollins' Divergent series of novels has topped e-book sales tables following the release of the movie adaptation. The books, written by Veronica Roth, took the top three

    Page 27 Mar 2014

  • CILIP urges Cable to implement copyright reforms

    The Bookseller, 26 Mar 2014

    Librarian body CILIP (The Chartered Institute of Library Professionals), the Wellcome Trust and the British Library, are among 50 organisations to sign an open

    Page 26 Mar 2014

  • Harry Potter artwork up for auction

    Two original Harry Potter artworks are being auctioned in Los Angeles this week. The ink and watercolour illustrations were created by British artist Cliff Wright for 1998's Harry

    Page 26 Mar 2014

  • January 2015 tax change for e-book downloads

    The Bookseller, 24 Mar 2014

    The UK chancellor George Osborne has confirmed that e-books will be taxed from the consumer’s European member state from 1st January 2015.A little-noticed section of last

    Page 24 Mar 2014

  • Andy Serkis to direct Warner Brothers' Jungle Book

    Andy Serkis is to make his directorial debut on Warner Brothers' live action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. Mr Serkis is known for playing Gollum in The Lord of the

    Page 24 Mar 2014

  • Kobo Writing Life is where it all begins

    Kobo Writing Life is Kobo’s self-publishing platform launched in the summer of 2012. Kobo Writing Life allows authors to publish in over 60 languages across more than

    Page 23 Mar 2014

  • Penguin Random House acquires Santillana

    Penguin Random House has announced the purchase of Santillana's Spanish-language, Portuguese and Brazilian trade book businesses. It has signed an agreement with Santillana, which is majority-owned...

    Page 21 Mar 2014

  • Oxford Brookes University to host 4th UK China Publishing Forum

    The 4th UK China Publishing Forum focusing on Digital Publishing and the Copyright Trade will take place on Monday 7th April 2014 at Oxford Brookes University,

    Page 21 Mar 2014

  • Amazon to expand publishing business in 2014

    Amazon has released a memo to literary agents outlining its publishing expansion plans for 2014. The company aims to release more than 500 titles in the UK this year,

    Page 20 Mar 2014

  • NooK self-publishing platform now available in Europe

    Barnes and Noble has announced that its self-publishing platform, NooK Press, has been made available to authors in Europe. Writers in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the

    Page 19 Mar 2014

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