Links of the day

  1. Why it’s imperative Amazon v. Hachette ends soon (Publishing Perspectives)
  2. Paperback Writer: Do Irish writers make a living? (Irish Independent)
  3. Three common mistakes to avoid when publishing a book app (Digital Book World)
  4. J K Rowling adds new character to her magical world (Scottish Daily Record)
  5. Liverpool City Council delays plan to shut 11 libraries (BBC News)
  6. Canadian book marketing game plan for small publishers (Digital Book World)


  1. Publishing has changed a lot, but there is still a great deal to savour (Herald Scotland)
  2. German authors join protest over Amazon’s tactics in ebook dispute (New York Times)
  3. Amazon's Russell Grandinetti: Kindle champ takes on the books trade (The Observer)
  4. Hebridean poet wins UK's richest poetry prize with debut collection (The Guardian)
  5. History and hippies at Soho Literary Festival (Londonist

  1. Jennifer Weiner: why I'm waging war on literary snobbery (The Telegraph)
  2. The woman who went to the library and read every book on the shelf (The Observer)
  3. Ann Leckie's debut novel wins Hugo science fiction award (The Guardian)


  1. Average price of an ebook bestseller on the rise (Digital Book World)
  2. Orwell estate hits back at Amazon's corporate 'doublespeak' (The Guardian

  1. Anger over 'sexualised' cover for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Daily Mail)
  2. Edinburgh Book Festival wants ‘debate, not hate’ says Barley (The Scotsman)
  3. James Patterson: If I were Jeff Bezos... (CNN)
  4. Guardian first book award 2014 longlist (The Guardian)
  5. Adieu, Sony Reader, you won't be remembered (PC Mag)