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Should UK Children’s Books Be Non Gender-Specific?

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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.

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Should Self-publishing Platforms Censor Objectionable Books?

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Several self-publishing ebook platforms have censored rape, incest and other objectionable titles while others appear to continue profiting from them.

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Will UK Bookstores’ Plot to Poach Customers From Amazon Work?

Buyers of the book at Waterstones stores will get an exclusive online chapter.

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.

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Waterstones’ Daunt Pimps for Amazon Kindle: Good Idea?

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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.

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Why the Waterstones/Amazon Deal is “Like Vichy France”

James Daunt, Waterstones MD

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.

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Is James Daunt Inspiring Enough Confidence in Waterstones?

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His integrity is intact, but when perception can quickly become reality Daunt now needs to fully embrace the role of cheerleader-in-chief.

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Why James Daunt Feels Waterstones is “Desperately Vulnerable”

James Daunt, Waterstones MD

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.

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Caviar, Vodka, Books: Waterstones to Open Russian Mini-store

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Waterstones is to launch a Russian bookshop within its flagship store in London’s Piccadilly, offering 5,000 Russian language titles and translations.

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Women Dominate Waterstones 11 List of Potential Prize-winning Debuts

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The ‘Waterstones 11′ list of potential prize-winning debut novels includes an Alaskan bookseller, a former RSC actress, and a fundamentalist Welsh woman.

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Waterstones and Apostrophes: Battered on All Fonts

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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.

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