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The May Magazine has the News Review and Comment columns added in May, together with a fabulous range of links to stories from all over the world.

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The news that Scribd is reining back on successful erotica and romance titles exposes the weak point of the subscription model of bookselling.

Love conquers all ... and it's certainly causing problems for the online book subscription service Scribd, which has announced it is slashing its romance and erotica offer because readers are gorging themselves.

Gordon Wise has been a literary agent at Curtis BrownSee Curtis Brown listing for 10 years, and has a wide range of clients, from celebrities like...

In September Faber will publish Iain Pears' Arcadia, a book that it first announced in 2012. The story behind the publication will be as interesting as the product itself.

Wherever you are in the world, visiting a bookshop is always a treat - but with their numbers dwindling, independent stores that offer something unique are increasingly becoming a destination in themselves.

Sales of children's books are at an all-time high, yet it is harder for publishers to reach young readers, says the owner of a literary agency that represents more than 200 children's illustrators and writers.

The one questions author should ask themselves that they typically do not when it comes to book marketing is: "Should I do PR or marketing?"

To most people PR sounds much sexier than marketing.

They'd rather pay $5,000 - $15,000 for a shot at People magazine than investing in 1...

‘With a shortlist so splendid and accomplished, it was not surprising that in the end our final decision came down to taste...

Whats new: 29 June 2015 - What's new 29 June 2015
  • 'When John Spurling won the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction recently with The Ten Thousand Things it was much more than a good win against a formidable shortlist, which included Martin Amis, Helen Dunmore, Adam Foulds and Kamila Shamsie.
News Review: Success at last! An author's story 29 June 2015

When John Spurling won the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction recently with The Ten Thousand Things it was much more than a good win against a formidable shortlist, which included Martin Amis, Helen Dunmore, Adam Foulds and Kamila Shamsie.

Publishing has a new question to ponder this week: what could Taylor Swift do for us? Swift's triumph: she got a tech giant to change its mind.

After a decade of closures, independent booksellers are optimistic they can turn the page on a story of decline as they launch a festival of 24-hour "readathons", live story-writing and numerous book signings this weekend.

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