Poetry

Edward Thomas Poetry Competition 2019

The Edward Thomas Poetry Competition 2019 is open until January 28, 2019. Submit poems of any length, in any style and on any subject. Prizes: First prize...

EU Removes VAT on eBooks

In a decision that has been years in the making, the EU has decided to allow the removal of VAT on ebooks, just as it has done for print books all this time. Th...

Waterstones buys Foyles to fight off Amazon

Waterstones has bought bookseller Foyles. James Daunt, Waterstones managing director, said the move will help the bookseller fight back in the face of “Amazon’s...

E-Book piracy down in Europe

A new study conducted by the Institute for Information Law and financed by Google has proclaimed that ebook piracy is on the decline in Europe. Between 2014 and...
Desmond Ellis Prize

Desmond Elliot Prize 2018

Entries are invited for ‘the most prestigious award for first-time novelists’ (Daily Telegraph) in the UK and Ireland, The Desmond Elliott Prize. The £10,000 Pr...

Amazon plans World Book Day giveaway

AmazonCrossing has announced that U.S. readers can download free Kindle books in translation for one week in honour of World Book Day—the annual April 23rd cele...

Young Writer of the Year Award 2018

Submissions are now open for The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award 2018 in association with the University of Warwick. The...