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  • New 'Woman in Black' book set for release

    Helen Clifford, 13 Feb 2013

    Susan Hill's popular horror story 'The Woman in Black' is to make a return this year with the release of a sequel entitled 'The Woman in Black: Angel of Death'. The original short novel was released in...

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  • Used e-books to be sold online

    Helen Clifford, 12 Feb 2013

    The popularity of e-books has been on the rise for the past few years thanks to the invention of digital readers and tablets, and now the craze could be set to explode after Amazon announced plans to allow...

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  • Good turnout for National Libraries Day

    Helen Clifford, 12 Feb 2013

    National Libraries Day, which took place this past Saturday (February 9th), has been hailed as a success by ministers and reading institutions across the country. The event was designed to highlight the...

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  • Ridley Scott to bring Philip K Dick adaptation to the small screen

    Helen Clifford, 11 Feb 2013

    Syfy has signed up to turn the Philip K Dick novel The Man in the High Castle into the latest in its portfolio of TV adaptations. Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files) is on writing duties, while veteran filmmaker...

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  • ITV creates new publishing head role

    Helen Clifford, 08 Feb 2013

    ITV Studios has creates a new executive position to oversee and develop its publishing interests. ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has appointed Shirley Patton to the new role of Head of...

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  • Romantic novelist Jessica Blair is really Bill Spence

    Helen Clifford, 08 Feb 2013

    Many great writers down the years have used a pen name. Take Mark Twain, for example, the famous author of classic books such as ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’, who’s actual name was Samuel Langhorne...

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  • Children’s publisher to go digital

    Helen Clifford, 07 Feb 2013

    Nickelodeon Global Publishing, the publisher of children’s titles based on the company’s popular television programmes, has announced that it is to release a number of new e-books, which parents and kids...

    Page 07 Feb 2013

  • Knopf to publish new Bridget Jones novel

    Helen Clifford, 06 Feb 2013

    Helen Fielding fans will no doubt be pleased to hear that Knopf is to publish the third book in the popular ‘Bridget Jones’ series this November. While no title has yet been announced for the new novel, Ms...

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  • Danish bestseller gets first English translation

    Helen Clifford, 06 Feb 2013

    Scandinavian literature has been very much in fashion for the past few years, with a number of top crime fiction novels emerging from the region. Perhaps most notable is Stieg Larsson’s ‘Millennium...

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  • Stephen King aiming to scare with sequel to ‘The Shining’

    Helen Clifford, 05 Feb 2013

    Stephen King’s long-awaited sequel to his 1977 hair-raiser ‘The Shining’ is due to be released this year, and the famous author says he hopes to terrify readers as much as he did with the first novel....

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  • Katherine Applegate is top author for kids

    Helen Clifford, 04 Feb 2013

    Katherine Applegate’s ‘The One and Only Ivan’ has been recognised as the top children’s book of the year by the American Library Association (ALA), after it was awarded the John Newbery Medal for 2013. A...

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  • Library cards are just what the doctor ordered

    Helen Clifford, 04 Feb 2013

    With libraries around the UK facing closure in the wake of government cuts to arts funding, the Society of Chief Librarians has teamed up with the Reading Agency to launch a new scheme called ‘Books on...

    Page 04 Feb 2013

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