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  • "Wearable books" mimic characters' experiences

    Sometimes, sympathising with a novel's main protagonist isn't always easy. Some authors are better than others at portraying the thoughts and emotions of their characters. And sometimes, the

    Page 31 Jan 2014

  • '300 Sandwiches' blogger pens book deal

    New York Post reporter Stephanie Smith has signed a book deal with Zinc Ink, Random House's new publishing arm headed by David Zinczenko and Stephen Perrine. But Ms Smith's

    Page 20 Nov 2013

  • 'Cloud Atlas' author to translate Japanese novel

    Helen Clifford, 01 Mar 2013

    David Mitchell, whose bestselling novel 'Cloud Atlas' has recently been turned into a popular film, is to co-release a new book that he and his wife have translated

    Page 01 Mar 2013

  • 'Heads up' for terrorist negotiators

    Katie Morhen, 11 Nov 2011

    The intricate role political negotiators play in talks with terrorists is set to be documented in a new book written by insider expert Jonathan Powell. Powell, who worked as Tony Blair's chief of...

    Page 11 Nov 2011

  • 'Let Books Be Books' gathers support

    A campaign to end the practice of labelling children's books "for boys" or "for girls" has been gathering momentum, winning the support of leading authors and bookseller Waterstones.

    Page 18 Mar 2014

  • 'Oh Canada' for Google e-books

    Katie Morhen, 04 Nov 2011

    Publishers across Canada are poised to experience more competition as Google e-books launched its latest store on Tuesday (1st November). The giant has joined forces with

    Page 04 Nov 2011

  • 'Reading helpers' in schools can help boost literacy

    Emily Delchar, 28 Feb 2013

    A survey of volunteers working for the children's literacy charity Beanstalk has revealed that around a quarter believe the best way to encourage more children to

    Page 28 Feb 2013

  • 'Unscrupulous Dickens' depiction back on shelves

    Katie Morhen, 24 Oct 2011

    A novel described as creating an image of Charles Dickens as 'unscrupulous' has been reinstated on library bookshelves following its ban in 1928. Portsmouth Central Library

    Page 24 Oct 2011

  • 007 seals 10-year deal for print and digital publication

    Katie Morhen, 16 Mar 2012

    England’s favourite secret service agent James Bond is set to be reinvigorated in 2012 when a new print run of the stories begins as part of a ten-year publishing deal. Ian Fleming’s estate has...

    Page 16 Mar 2012

  • 2012 a hugely successful year for self-publishers

    The inclusion of Alan Sepinwall's 'The Revolution Was Televised' in the New York Times book of the year list has capped a superb 12 months for self-published

    Page 21 Dec 2012

  • 5 mins with... Claire Nicole

    The London Book Fair, 29 Jan 2014

    Claire Nicole (@MtlRightsAgency) is communications coordinator for Montréal-Contacts / The Rights Agency. She has worked in communications and marketing for a number of years,

    Page 29 Jan 2014

  • 5 mins with... James Hall

    James Hall is the global business manager for Compass Media. He has worked as an ELT professional in the roles of teaching, writing, and publishing in East Asia since 2004.

    Page 19 Dec 2013

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