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The January Magazine has the unique listing of 2014's International Book Fairs, Jane Dowary's article "Starting from scratch: setting up a new literary agency", Talking to Publishers 7, an interview with Barbara Ford-Hammond, editor of a Paranormal and Psychology list, WritersServices Self-publishing Guide 5 on Cover Design Know-how.

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Whats new: 14 April 2014 - What's new 14 April 2014
  • Many of you are interested in children's writing and we're thrilled to launch a new series by Suzy Jenve, vastly experienced children's editorial director and now agent, called The Essential Guide to...
News Review: London Book Fair 'buzzy' 14 April 2014

Last week was dominated by the London Book Fair and it's good to be able to report a very buzzy fair, with confidence returning and a mass of business being done.

After the excesses of the early years, did we all wake up in 2013 with a digital hangover? It can sometimes feel like it. Coming off the back of three years of treble-digit e-book growth, last year's growth rate, of around 20%, was a detoxifier. In truth though, this party has barely even begun...

The Digital Minds conference in London took a philosophical bent, questioning is this "golden age for publishing or the end of the book?"

In all of the recent debate surrounding traditional publishing versus self-publishing, both models appear to be emerging as valid options for books.

Archipelago Books is a small, independent, Brooklyn-based press founded a decade ago with one mission and one mission only: to publish works exclusively in English translation.

Commentary: 'A lot of energy and stamina and patience' 14 April 2014

'I don't dedicate my day to poetry like you would do with a job. You can't get yourself a office and sit there from 9 to 5 writing poems - it just doesn't work. With prose I can knock it out, but it's an effort to write poems because they're so intense. You need a lot of energy and stamina and...

Whats new: 7 April 2014 - What's new 7 April 2014
  • 'Following on from a buoyant Bologna Book Fair, recent figures show that children's books are doing well on both sides of the Atlantic. Now that the UK and US economies are both coming out of recession, this is probably no longer because parents are prioritising books for their children...
News Review: A buoyant Bologna Book Fair 7 April 2014

Following on from a buoyant Bologna Book Fair, recent figures show that children's books are doing well on both sides of the Atlantic. Now that the UK and US economies are both coming out of recession, this is probably no longer because parents are prioritising books for their children.

Sir Tim Waterstone, founder of the bookshop chain that bears his name, has announced that ebooks are bound to go into decline. That may happen (anything might). But if it does, I'd suggest it's because publishers have failed to see what ebooks can truly be.

David Fickling Books has recently gone independent and didn't have a stand at the Fair, but David was doing a good job as a publisher at large, roaming the aisles with Simon Mason, his Managing Director, and Caro Fickling, who is MD of the Phoenix comic they produce.

When Amazon started its Kindle business in Germany in Spring 2011, it launched the new e-reader together with the Kindle Direct Publishing program (KDP).

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