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How Book Prizes Boost Literary Talent Internationally

Cathryn Summerhayes

Focusing on the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, WME literary agent Cathryn Summerhayes argues that book prizes are key to spotlighting talent for the global market.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Jonathan Lyons of Curtis Brown

Jonathan Lyons

In charge of Curtis Brown’s translation rights department, agent Jonathan Lyons talks here about the challenges and opportunities in today’s book publishing industry.

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Noirwich: A New Crime Writing Festival Comes to the Literary City of Norwich

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The city of Norwich will host its first Noirwich Crime Writing Festival, featuring internationally known authors al McDermid, Sophie Hannah, John Harvey, Eva Dolan, and Meg Abbott.

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2014 Man Booker Prize Longlist Features 4 Yanks

Man Booker Prize

The first Man Booker Prize longlist after opening to world English writers includes books by four Americans, six Brits, two Irish writers and one Australian.

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Hotels and Bookstores: A Potent Cocktail?

Taschen Bookstore inside the Joule Hotel in Dallas, Texas (Photo: Jonathan Zizzo)

Several high-end book publishers have made forays into hotel retail and hotels are adding lobby libraries, but are these merely pleasant redundancies?

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How the UK’s Folio Society is Changing with the Times

Odes of Horace

The Folio Society, the UK publisher of up-market limited editions, is moving into retail, innovating in print, and continuing to seek out the best writers have to offer.

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In the UK, Traditional Publishing’s Pay for Authors “Not Fair”

Nicola Solomon

In the UK, the Society of Authors’ chief executive claims that traditional publishers’ terms ‘are no longer fair or sustainable’ for author’s to make a living.

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Can Writers Earn a Living in the UK?

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The Guardian reports on a survey of the income of professional writers and find that fewer people can earn a living from writing than just a year ago.

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British Museum’s Wheel of Books Attracts Gawkers

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A new display at the recently refurbished bookshop at the British Museum in London, The Wheel of Books, has become a tourist attraction for literati.

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Literature-themed Benches Decorate London this Summer

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As part of a summer reading promotion 50 ‘book bench’ sculptures have been placed around London in an initiative led by the National Literacy Trust and Wild in Art.

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