Amazon fake review

Amazon to limit user reviews

Amazon has announced a move to stem malicious reviews, but despite positioning itself as the world's leading bookseller, the protection it plans won't apply to ...
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....
Broo Doherty

The Exeter Novel Competition 2016

This is a competition for writers without a publishing deal or agent. The winner of the Exeter Novel Competition picks up £500, a trophy and exposure that ca...

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...
Penguin Random House

Hoffman new chair of Penguin Random House

Philip Hoffman has been named Chairman of Penguin Random House it was announced today by the company’s Board of Directors. He succeeds John Makinson, who will h...
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e-Book revenue declines for HarperCollins

Digital sales were down slightly for the third quarter at US publisher HarperCollins. According to results released by parent company News Corp, revenue in the ...