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The September Magazine has a new article from Tom Chalmers of IPR LIcense, How to get your book in the hands of an international audience, a short piece entitled Which Report?, describing the various reports we offer, and a wide-ranging set of links.


News Review: Ebook buyers reading more books 20 October 2014

A new Mintel survey this week shows that ebook fans are increasing their reading because ebooks are cheaper. These UK figures show that 26% of consumers who have bought an e-book in the last year are reading more than they used to because e-books cost less than paperbacks, a figure that rises to...

Sure is quiet out there.

I mean seriously, with a gabillion people online these days, wouldn't a few even accidentally stumble across your website?

Isn't it statistically impossible (or at least, improbable) that you should have so little traffic to this darn blog that you've spent...

In the latest "Global Survey of Book Publishing," published by industry consultant Rüdiger Wischenbart, Pearson topped the list of the world's largest publishers and was followed by Reed Elsevier, Thompson Reuters, Wolters Kluwer, Random House, Hachette Livre, McGraw-Hill Education, Grupo...

The Australian winner of this year's Man Booker prize has echoed the concerns of his compatriot Peter Carey about the fate of literature from "smaller cultures" in the wake of the decision to allow American novels to compete for the prize.

The argument against Amazon seems to rest on the proposition that if trad-pubs aren't awarded excess returns, over and above the actual free-market value of their products, then there will be no money to pay authors to write "serious literature," irreparably harming our culture and society.

Commentary: 'That romanticised idea of writing a novel' 18 October 2014

‘I am wary of that romanticised idea of writing a novel, you just have to pick up a pencil or a pen and open your laptop and it is far more boring. It's not glamorous. I learnt that I can write anywhere. You do need time and space but you don't need a cottage in Wales, I'd say...

Whats new: 13 October 2014 - What's new 13 October 2014
  • This week's update is pretty much focused on the Frankfurt Book FairWorld's largest trade fair for books; held annually mid-October at Frankfurt Trade Fair, Germany; First three days...
News Review: Frankfurt: a bustling and positive Fair 13 October 2014

Frankfurt was much more ‘business as usual' than anyone might have predicted. With just a few less visitors than last year, the mood was pretty upbeat, with a lot of solid rights business being done.

As noted in yesterday's editorial, recent publishing history seems to have been rife with conflict, much of it fomented by digitization: Amazon vs. everyone, print vs. digital, traditional vs. self-publishing, books vs. all other media.

Often, in relationships, there comes a time when partners go their separate ways. It's not always a lack of love that kills the relationship, but sometimes it's a focus on one's own interests and, more often, there is also a lack of respect for the other's position. Unfortunately, all too often...

Publishers have expressed outrage that their titles were included in Amazon's Kindle Unlimited subscription service against their wishes when it launched in the UK last week.

From a father's wartime trauma to Italian frescoes to strange family pets – the six novelists explain what inspired them

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