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Why Climate Fiction Has Gone Viral

Author Dan Bloom has been at the forefront of actively promoting "cli-fi" as its own literary genre.

The literary genre cli-fi, or climate fiction, is booming as the true risks to humanity from global climate change become more prevalent.

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Amazon Responsible for Huge Share of Hachette Ebook Sales

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Amazon is responsible for 78% for Hachette ebook sales in the UK, and 60% in the United States — which makes the company especially vulnerable.

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6 Reasons Why English Writers Should Self-publish in Germany

Leonie Langer

The German ebook self-publishing market is exploding and here are 6 reasons why smart English-speaking writers should take advantage of the opportunity.

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New UK Competition to Find the “Next Big Thing” in Kids Books

National Literacy Trust

A new competition to find the ‘next big thing’ in children’s literature is being launched by the UK’s National Literary Trust and Bloomsbury Children’s Books.

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A Photo Tour of Foyles 107, London’s New “Temple of Books”

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Foyles has opened its new future-facing bookstore at 107 Charing Cross Road and we take a look inside to see what’s new, old and out of this world.

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UK Book Trade Marvels at the New Foyles

Foyles retail operations manager Sion Hamilton

Waterstones MD James Daunt summed it up when he said in reaction to visiting the new Foyles: ‘This is a serious, serious investment in physical bookselling.’

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Children’s Books Ireland Awards: “Hagwitch” Takes Book of the Year

CBI Books of the Year Awards

At its annual awards ceremony, Children’s Books Ireland honored, among numerous others, Mary-Louise Fitzpatrick’s “Hagwitch” as Book of the Year.

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With Books, US Was More Prudish Than Europe, Says Law Historian

William Morrison, left, with James Zirin

James Zirn’s ‘Mother Court,’ a history of legal cases in the the Southern District of New York, recalls a failed attempt to censor Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ in the US.

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Jewish Niche Publishing at its Best

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Tablet Magazine profiles Halban Publishers, which they describe as ‘the best little Jewish publishing house in London.’

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107 Reasons to Love Foyles of Charing Cross Road

Classic neon at Foyles

In appreciation of the reopening of London’s most famous bookshop, Foyles of Charing Cross Road, we look back on its history and into its future 107 ways.

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