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UK Authors Force Clean Reader App to Stop Some Book Sales

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Creators of the Clean Reader app will no longer sell books after receiving complaints from authors that their works were being altered without permission.

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Survey Says Median Author Advance in UK under £6,600

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The Bookseller reports that the median advance for traditionally published UK authors is less than 6,600 pounds, based on the early results of a new survey

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Man Booker International Prize 2015 Finalist’s List Announced

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Authors representing 10 countries — 6 countries for the first time — are included on the shortlist for the Man Booker International Prize.

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Keys to Writing Books for Very Young Readers

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The cherished French children’s book author and editor of hundreds of books Grégoire Solotareff offers his tips for creating books for very young readers.

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Salon du Livre Paris: Indie Intros a Success, Authors Continue Protests

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At the Salon du Livre in Paris, a new program introduced indie publishers to agents and scouts, while authors continued protesting poor contracts.

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Controversy Courts Several Australian Cookbook Publishers

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Controversy has courted a pair of Australian cookbooks this week, with one being scrapped after claims that a recipe therein might be dangerous.

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French Children’s Book Authors Suffer Pint-sized Payments

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With meager advances, often just 500 euros, and royalty rates of 3-8%, French children’s book authors have much to complain about.

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Pushkin Press Announces New Crime Imprint: Pushkin Vertigo

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Pushkin Press has announced the launch of Pushkin Vertigo for September 15, a crime imprint that will feature classic crime books from around the world.

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Scholastic’s Emily Morrow on Community Building for YA Readers

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Emily Morrow discusses how Scholastic’s This is Teen online community has helped the company connect with a passionate community of YA readers online.

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Sheila Barry on Publishing Children’s Books That Matter

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Sheila Barry of Canada’s Groundwood Books, discusses the challenges of consistently publishing an engaging variety of books to children of all ages.

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