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Bigot loses book deal

Publishers Simon and Schuster have seen the light and cancelled publication of a book by right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos. Oddly enough, it had nothing ...

Baileys ends sponsorship of fiction prize

Baileys is withdrawing its sponsorship of the Women's Prize for Fiction - the award that honours the best novel of the year written in English by a female autho...

Google bans staff from writing novels

Sraff employed by Google have been warned against writing novels that make any reference to the company. Internal confidentiality policies ban employees from...
Bad sex awards

When good writers do bad sex

This year’s nominees for the Bad Sex in Fiction Award show once again that writing about sex is something that even the greatest authors find beyond impossible....

US book sales down in first half of 2016

Data from the American Association of Publishers indicates that sales of books fell in the first half of this year. Revenue was down  3.4% compared with the sam...

e-Book sales down at Hachette

The Hachette Book Group has released their 3rd quarter financial results that report worldwide sales of €675 million or $734 million US. E-book sales accounted ...

Simon & Schuster report revenue rise

Celebrity biographies have helped US publisher Simon & Schuster buck the trend for declining sales across the industry. For the third quarter both digital a...