*+-The Guardian reports that a UK campaign to stop children’s books being labeled for boys or for girls is gaining support in the publishing community.
*+-Several self-publishing ebook platforms have censored rape, incest and other objectionable titles while others appear to continue profiting from them.
*+-UK bookstores are experimenting with exclusive chapters and other offers to lure customers into stores and away from online shopping at Amazon, but some doubt its efficacy.
*+-As the Kindle goes on sale at Waterstones stores, MD James Daunt has been defending the highly criticized decision, insisting it is to his company’s advantage.
*+-The verdict is out on whether James Daunt’s decision to partner with Amazon to sell e-books in the UK is an act of self-destruction or a brilliant compromise.
*+-His integrity is intact, but when perception can quickly become reality Daunt now needs to fully embrace the role of cheerleader-in-chief.
*+-In a revealing interview, Waterstones MD James Daunt discusses why Amazon worries him so much, his admiration for Barnes & Noble and the Nook, and much more.
*+-Waterstones is to launch a Russian bookshop within its flagship store in London’s Piccadilly, offering 5,000 Russian language titles and translations.
*+-The ‘Waterstones 11′ list of potential prize-winning debut novels includes an Alaskan bookseller, a former RSC actress, and a fundamentalist Welsh woman.
*+-So, Waterstones dropped the apostrophe from its name. Well, you’ve got to feel sorry for them–and for those little bits of type: they’re battered on all fonts.