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Ebook sales are being driven by downmarket genre fiction

Guardian – 2012-02-06

Publishers face secrecy over sales and an absence of industry-wide data to help them plot strategyKindle-owning bibliophiles are furtive beasts. Their shelves still boast classics and Booker winners. But inside that plastic case, other things lurk....
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Pan Mac acquires Hensher writing title

The Bookseller – 2012-02-02

Pan Macmillan has acquired a non-fiction title by Man Booker-shortlisted novelist and journalist...
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Miller’s ‘Pure’ Wins $47,000 Costa Award After Man Booker Snub

BusinessWeek – 2012-01-25

Andrew Miller won the Costa Book of the Year award for “Pure,” a novel about pre-Revolutionary France. He defeated four other authors including the bookies’ favorite, biographer Matthew Hollis, and the U.K. poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, to...
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Sutherland to chair Fiction Uncovered panel

The Bookseller – 2012-01-18

John Sutherland, a former judge and chair of the Man Booker prize, is to chair the judging panel...
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'Downton Abbey''s Stevens to judge Man Booker

The Bookseller – 2011-12-12

In a move likely to inflame critics of the Man Booker prize judging process, actor Dan Stevens...
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Miller and Matar join English PEN Board

The Bookseller – 2011-12-06

The Man Booker Prize shortlisted author Hisham Matar has been elected onto the board of writers...
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Christmas gifts 2011: which books will be under your tree?

Guardian – 2011-11-27

Our critics choose the books they intend to give this Christmas, and the ones they hope to receiveWhat do you think are the best books of 2011? Take part in our open thread discussion hereDiana AthillEditor and writerI am crazy about Craig Taylor's...
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Booker prize winner Mantel plans sequel to sequel

Reuters – 2011-11-18

LONDON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel, whose "Wolf Hall" retold the life and thoughts of Thomas Cromwell, is planning not one sequel, but two, she said in an interview published on Friday.
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Fourth Estate buys next Hilary Mantel novel

The Bookseller – 2011-11-14

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 14/11/2011 - 17:29 Hilary Mantel will turn her attention to the downfall of Anne Boleyn, after Fourth Estate bought the follow-up to her Man Booker prizewinning Wolf Hall. Publishing director...
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Guardian First Book shortlist heads Down the Rabbit Hole

The Bookseller – 2011-11-14

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 14/11/2011 - 08:12 Stephen Kelman's Pigeon English (Bloomsbury) has made the shortlist of the £10,000 Guardian First Book Award, equaling its achievement on the Man Booker Prize this year,...
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Kelman shortlisted for Guardian First Book Award

The Bookseller – 2011-11-14

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 14/11/2011 - 08:15 Stephen Kelman's Pigeon English (Bloomsbury) has made the shortlist of the £10,000 Guardian First Book Award, equaling its achievement on the Man Booker Prize this year,...
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Hollinghurst, Moran, French win at Galaxy awards

The Bookseller – 2011-11-07

Publication Date: Mon, 07/11/2011 - 09:00 Alan Hollinghurst's The Stranger's Child (Picador) which was controversially omitted from this year's Man Booker shortlist, has been lauded at the Galaxy National Book Awards at a night which saw Jackie...
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Literature Prize could coincide with LBF

The Bookseller – 2011-10-28

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 28/10/2011 - 14:49 The Literature Prize is to be awarded in the spring of each year, with founder Andrew Kidd saying it will take place for the first time in 2012 if the necessary funding is...
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Pratchett retains pole as Barnes bags Booker boost

The Bookseller – 2011-10-25

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 25/10/2011 - 15:51 Terry Pratchett's Snuff (Doubleday) was narrowly the bestselling book in the UK last week, outselling Martina Cole's 18th novel, The Faithless (Headline), by just 768 copies....
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Bloomsbury Season at Kensington Library

The Bookseller – 2011-10-24

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 24/10/2011 - 08:15 Publisher Bloomsbury has organised a series of author events at Kensington Central Library for the first months of 2012. The Bloomsbury Season will see events with Anna Reid and...
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Waiting for a Rights Bump From the NBAs

Publishers Weekly – 2011-10-21

The Booker Prize moves sales, especially for the winner. Not only does the British literary prize matter to U.K. readers, but Americans apparently care as well. After Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending was awarded the Booker last week, the...
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Julian Barnes wins Man Booker Prize

CBC – 2011-10-19

British author Julian Barnes has won the Man Booker Prize, one of the world's most prestigious prizes for English literature, for his book The Sense of an Ending.
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Press lauds Barnes' Booker win

The Bookseller – 2011-10-19

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 19/10/2011 - 09:34 The thrice-denied Julian Barnes has been lauded in the press for finally winning the Man Booker prize with his The Sense of an Ending. The Guardian warmly welcomed the decision....
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Random orders 75,000 reprint after "joyous" Booker win

The Bookseller – 2011-10-19

Written By: Charlotte Williams and Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 19/10/2011 - 10:09 Random House is reprinting 75,000 copies of Julian Barnes' The Sense of an Ending this morning, following its victory at the Man Booker prize last night,...
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Random ups Barnes reprint after Booker win

The Bookseller – 2011-10-19

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 19/10/2011 - 15:02 Random House is now reprinting 125,000 copies of Jonathan Cape's Booker-winning The Sense of An Ending, signing off a further 50,000 copies in addition to the initial 75,000...
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