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Haven’t Finished Reading that Bestseller? You’re Not Alone

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Kobo has released data about how many people finish ebook bestsellers and data indicates that purchasing a book is no indication of willingness to read it.

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Can Proper Licensing Help Solve Piracy Problems?

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Two UK rights experts argue that physical book piracy is often due to lack of availability — so, the more content that can be licensed the better.

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How Much Can You Fake in Publishing?

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In the UK, Zoella was revealed to have used a ghostwriter, while Clare Balding’s book cover looks fake, but isn’t. How much of this is okay?

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Shortlist for New UK YA Fiction Prize Announced

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The first UK prize for Young Adult fiction has picked ten titles from dystopian and sci-fi literature to comedy, horror and drama to honor on its shortlist.

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Author C.J. Daugherty on Adapting Books for the Web

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Author CJ Daugherty discusses the release Night School the Web Series based on her bestselling YA novels — the first of its kind in the UK.

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Futureproofing Publishing: Controlling Our Digital Tools is Key

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Publishers need to create their own software solutions, argues John Pettigrew, founder of the newly launched Futureproofs platform for editorial teams.

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International Awards for a Global Book Industry

Jacks Thomas at the awards this year.

Nominations for the second annual London Book Fair’s International Excellence Awards, which are offered in 13 categories, are now open.

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The Strange Beauty of Murkami’s “The Strange Library”

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The hardcover edition of Haruki Murakami’s new short novel, The Strange Library, earned raves for both the text and the design.

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Exploring the Books Glimpsed in Interstellar Movie

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The Internet is alive with book lists and speculation over the books seen in the movie, Interstellar. Here are some possible explanations for what appears.

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Virtual Sci-Fi Book Festival Makes Backlist Sexy Again

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Sam Missingham explains how HarperCollins UK’s recent Virtual Sci-fi Festival leveraged new platforms to connect backlist authors with new readers.

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