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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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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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