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Past Lives Capture Centuries of China in a Novel

Susan Barker

Susan Barker’s new novel, The Incarnations, uses the device of reincarnation to capture snapshots of moments in China’s long history through a single man.

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Unable to Forge Niche, Angry Robot Shutters YA and SF Imprints

Osprey Angry Robot

Osprey Publishing’s Angry Robot has shuttered it’s YA and crime/mystery imprints after failing to forge a niche in a market deemed already over-saturated.

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UK Publishing Pros Ask: “Is Publishing Cool Any More?”

The Panel: Neil Morrison, Lisa Milton, Peter McKay, and Anna Rafferty.

Will the bright, imaginative, tech savvy, book reading (or content devouring) twentysomething choose Gollancz or Google, Faber or Facebook, Orion or O2?

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The Bunker Diary’s Carnegie Medal: The Debate Continues

Kevin Brooks, author of "The Bunker Diary"

The debate over Kevin Brooks winning Carnegie Medal for his dark YA novel The Bunker Diary continues, with many calling the book “sickening.”

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Kids Book Wins Award, Starts Controversy

Bunker Diary

After Kevin Brook’s The Bunker Diary won the UK’s Carnegie Medal, insiders debated whether it’s appropriate to honor such a disturbing book.

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Amazon Demands New Terms from UK Publishers

Amazon

The Bookseller reports that Amazon is making new demands on UK publishers, including the right to deliver POD titles to customers should a book be out of stock.

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Shortlist for the 2014 Encore Award Honors Second Novels

cover the luminaries

Six novels have been shortlisted for the 2014 Encore Book Award, which honors outstanding second novels. The list includes The Luminaries, This is the Way, and others.

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Introducing Your Publishing World Cup “Dream Team”

Charlie Redmayne, standing 6' 5" and one of the few former military men to run a publishing house, would be an intimidating presence in the net.

Who would you have on a book business World Cup dream team? Who would you place up front? On the bench? As manager We humbly submit our own selections.

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Doctorow on the Dangers Posed by Ebook DRM Dictators

Writing in a digital age

Citing the Amazon-Hachette dispute, Cory Doctorow addressed the Writing in the Digital Age conference with an impassioned called to fight ebook DRM.

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Are Digital Distractions Monopolizing Reading Time?

Steve Bohme

Books do furnish a room, but according to many in the publishing industry, the fear is that emails, online video texts and tweets will prevent them being read.

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