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What Do NYC Bookstores Have that London’s Lack?

McNally Jackson, a favorite of many New Yorkers (Photo@ Yvonne Brooks)

UK retail consultant Philip Downer tours New York City’s bookstores and can’t help comparing them–sometimes favorably–to those in London.

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Publishing as Politics, Publishing with Purpose

Lynn Gaspard, publisher, Telegram Books

Lynn Gaspard of Telegram Books sees publishing as a change agent: ‘I feel I am contributing as much by publishing as by joining a political organization.’

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Caviar, Vodka, Books: Waterstones to Open Russian Mini-store

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Waterstones is to launch a Russian bookshop within its flagship store in London’s Piccadilly, offering 5,000 Russian language titles and translations.

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Star Books: Occupy London Protest Inspires Improvised Library

A makeshift lending library has opened at the Occupy London protest outside St. Paul’s Cathedral. Several authors have donated work to show support.

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UK Publishers, Agents Find Solidarity in Facing Digital Transition Together

E-books, royalties, territoriality, piracy, agents as publishers, publishers as booksellers, on the agenda for UK book community at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Live Nude Authors: UK’s Unbound Lets A-listers, Aspirants Pitch for Cash to Publish

UK crowdsourced book funding project Unbound has a strong publishing pedigree and has already put several A-list books under contract. Unbound LIve, a pitch slam with Kate Mosse and Tibor Fischer is being held on Sept. 12.

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Authors Ask Agents: What Are The Publishers Doing for Us?

Publishers Launch London conference considered several issues: territoriality, metadata and the role of publishers in the age of digital DIY.

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Should Publishers Open Bookshops? London’s Book Industry Conference, Day 1

By Roger Tagholm LONDON: Curatorship and discoverability -– these were the buzz terms at the UK’s Book Industry Conference (BIC) which opened on Monday in […]

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8 Lessons from the UK’s World E-Reading Congress

Some things bear repeating, and repeating and repeating… By Roger Tagholm LONDON: Dedicated e-readers could die out within five years, killed off by the rise […]

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World E-Reading Congress Report: Date – Don’t Marry – Technology

By Roger Tagholm LONDON: There were some choice phrases on offer at the World e-Reading Congress, held in London this week. “Apple is a walled garden; […]

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