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"Postmodern" campaign for The Afterparty

The Bookseller – 2012-01-11

Vintage Publishing is to include reader-generated content in next month's paperback edition...
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Print Decline Accelerated In 2011

Publishers Weekly – 2011-12-30

The cannibalization of print by digital accelerated in 2011, with unit sales in the outlets tracked by Nielsen BookScan falling 8.9% with one week to go in the year. The drop in print sales was double that of 2010, when units fell 4.5%. The decline...
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21st-century publishing builds on a healthy radical tradition

Guardian – 2011-12-18

Far from killing off the book, the digital age is proving a boon to innovative publishers and authors, many of whom are using new technology to breathe life back into old ideas. Here, we survey four of the most interesting venturesUnbound: the...
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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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Angry Robot to launch YA imprint

The Bookseller – 2011-11-17

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 17/11/2011 - 12:18 Sci-fi and fantasy specialist Angry Robot is setting up a YA imprint, Strange Chemistry, with genre blogger Amanda Rutter appointed editor. The imprint will launch in...
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Hardbacks thrown a lifeline by Daunt

The Bookseller – 2011-11-11

Written By: Benedicte Page and Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 07:40 Publishers are rethinking their format strategies as Waterstone's m.d. James Daunt's avowed fondness for the hardback creates an impetus away from...
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Heinemann buys crime debut

The Bookseller – 2011-11-04

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 04/11/2011 - 10:53 William Heinemann has acquired a debut crime novel, the first in a series to feature civilian investigator Catherine Berlin, written by Annie Hauxwell. Publisher Jason Arthur...
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Physical book sales slump £12m in October

The Bookseller – 2011-11-03

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Thu, 03/11/2011 - 09:57 Printed book sales in October slumped 8% year-on-year, due largely to poor sales within the paperback fiction and biographies/memoirs sectors, Nielsen BookScan data has revealed....
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Ebury to tell Spalls' sailing story

The Bookseller – 2011-11-02

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 02/11/2011 - 08:23 Ebury has acquired a memoir written by Shane Spall, wife of actor Timothy Spall, describing their journeys on their boat The Princess Matilda, and his battle with acute...
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Steve Jobs biography tops bestsellers

Guardian – 2011-11-02

Walter Isaacson's authorised biography of the Apple CEO ships more than 37,000 copies in first five days on sale in UKThere may not have been overnight queues of fans like those for the release of a new iPhone or iPad, but Steve Jobs produced...
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Ebury signs third Anne Berry novel

The Bookseller – 2011-10-27

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 27/10/2011 - 07:30 Ebury Press has signed Anne Berry’s third novel The Adoption, a multi-generational story about adoption and identity, with the author moving from HarperCollins imprint Blue Door....
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Heinemann buys début by Times columnist

The Bookseller – 2011-10-21

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 21/10/2011 - 10:31 William Heinemann has bought a début novel by Times columnist Sathnam Sanghera about three generations of the same family and their Wolverhampton corner shop. Publisher Jason...
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Phil Redmond writes novel and memoir for Cornerstone

The Bookseller – 2011-10-11

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Tue, 11/10/2011 - 07:50 "Grange Hill" writer Phil Redmond is to pen a memoir and novel for Random House imprint Cornerstone. M.d. Susan Sandon acquired world rights in the two books directly with Redmond,...
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Cornerstone buys business book from ex-Tesco c.e.o.

The Bookseller – 2011-10-03

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 03/10/2011 - 08:05 Former Tesco c.e.o. Sir Terry Leahy has written a business book for Cornerstone. Random House Business Books publishing director Nigel Wilcockson bought world rights to Ten...
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Hutchinson confirms Clinton deal

The Bookseller – 2011-10-03

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 03/10/2011 - 11:49 Hutchinson has confirmed it will publish former US president Bill Clinton's book Back to Work, setting out his plan on how to get America "back into the future business"....
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MP Lammy to examine London riots for Cornerstone

The Bookseller – 2011-10-03

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 03/10/2011 - 17:16 Cornerstone has acquired a book written by Tottenham MP David Lammy about the 2011 riots. Guardian Books acting publisher Katie Roden acquired world rights in Out of the...
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The future of reading: iPad, Kindle … and hardback

Guardian – 2011-10-02

It's not a surprise that ebooks are booming, nor that mass-market paperbacks are suffering. What's fascinating is how well hardback books are still sellingCan it be good news or bad news that the six Booker prize contenders have already sold a...
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British Museum to publish first manga title

The Bookseller – 2011-09-30

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 30/09/2011 - 15:26 The British Museum Press is teaming up with Japanese star Hoshino Yukinobu to publish its first manga book, featuring the artist’s most famous character, Professor Munakata....
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Hodder buys new "Never Google" series

The Bookseller – 2011-09-30

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 30/09/2011 - 10:44 Hodder & Stoughton has acquired the first two novels by debut women's fiction author Emma Garcia. Senior editor Isobel Akenhead bought British Commonwealth rights, including...
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Transworld secures Irving hardback rights

The Bookseller – 2011-09-30

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 30/09/2011 - 10:57 Transworld has acquired John Irving's next two novels, securing hardback as well as paperback rights for the first time. Publisher Bill Scott-Kerr acquired British...
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