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Whats new: 19 February 2018 - What's new 19 February 2018
  • 'Some people say the crime novel is not a social novel - that it's just entertainment. I would totally dispute that: it's exactly where society is at the moment. Psychological thrillers are usually written by women, with a female protagonist and male villain, often in a domestic setting...

I first realized that literary genres existed-that certain books were, by dint of their cover designs and physical dimensions, suspect-in fifth grade.

Romance is a genre about women, by women and pored over by women - 84 percent of readers are female, according to Romance Writers of America.

It's a $1 billion industry, and 35 percent of romance book buyers have been reading them for 20 years or more, according to RWA.

The CEO of Penguin Random House on trends in publishing

Markus Dohle is the global Chief Executive Officer of Penguin Random House, the world's largest trade book publisher. Additionally, he is Chairman of the Association...

At the last FutureBook conference I was asked to participate on a panel that asked how more authors can be helped to reach more readers in a distracted world. FutureBook is a day when a lot of hard science and serious data gets cited and chewed over. I'm an agent, and I represent authors....

They don't make literary feuds the way they used to. Maybe authors are kinder than they used to be-or maybe they just have Twitter. Either way, I love to hear about author feuds of yore, and so I've collected (and ranked) twenty-five of the best below.

Learning the art of book marketing is a pursuit which can often feel like an unending demand on your limited resources. But it's a craft we must improve over time, as well as keep up-to-date with using newest book tactics. Our book marketing landscape changes, and so we must too.

New Delhi: In 18 short years, David Shelley has gone from being an editorial assistant and then publishing director at independent publisher Allison and Busby, to becoming chief executive of Hachette UK last month-a career that's nothing short of phenomenal. Along the way, the Oxford graduate in...

‘It's in rude health. I would never try to predict a trend, I think it's a false game. The public appetite leads you one way then another, and recently we've rocked from the Scandinavian craze to psychological thrillers. Some people say the crime novel is not a social novel - that it's just...

Novelist Kathryn Hughes on creating a self-published number 1 and moving to Headline.

Whats new: 12 February 2018 - What's new 12 February 2018
  • Last week's Harry Potter Book Day led Bloomsbury to release some amazing figures for the series, which have now exceeded 500 million copies sold worldwide. The figures take into account sales across all versions of the seven books in the series, which began with Harry Potter and the...
News Review: Harry Potter - 500 million copies! 12 February 2018

Last week's Harry Potter Book Day led Bloomsbury to release some amazing figures for the series, which have now exceeded 500 million copies sold worldwide. The figures take into account sales across all versions of the seven books in the series, which began with Harry Potter and the...

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