Links of the day

  1. Amazon versus Hachette fight winner will be authors (Forbes)
  2. Why bookstore sales spike in August (
  3. Amazon accuses publisher of taking too big a cut of ebook revenue at the expense of the authors (Daily Mail Online)
  4. Underbooked: why aren't more Australian novels made into films? (The Guardian)
  5. New York Public Library chooses 100 fiction and non-fiction books to reread (Forbes)
  6. Authors must face the new realities of the marketplace (Huffington Post)
  7. Books test market for Hillary Clinton hostility (


  1. How Amazon brought publishing to its knees — and why authors might be next (
  2. Why book publishers should pay attention to the developing world (BookBusiness)
  3. Winners of the 2014 PEN Literary Awards (Washington Post)

  1. Bookshop's success becomes a real-life saga (Oxford Mail)
  2. Independence feign: Waterstones open ‘indie’ bookshop (Retail Gazette)
  3. Six questions to ask before publicizing your book (Publishing Perspectives)
  4. Hachette purchase of Perseus delayed (Publishers Weekly)
  5. Harlequin results down ahead of sale to HarperCollins (Publishers Weekly)
  6. Prison book ban: Grayling faces flood of books as campaigners step up protest (


  1. Amazon says Hachette should lower ebook prices, pay authors more (The Register)
  2. Will fiction influence how we react to climate change? (New York Times)
  3. Macmillan makes full ebook front-list available to libraries (Digital Book World)
  4. Amazon, Alloy team for digital imprint (Publishers Weekly)
  5. Amid crisis, Greece tries to keep Thessaloniki Book Fair alive (Publishing Perspectives)
  6. How print Is slowly killing publishers (BookBusiness)
  7. Amazon pledges $2bn India investment (BBC News)


  1. Toronto book fair launches self-publishing awards (Toronto Star)
  2. Ebook loans are growing in Northern Ireland (BBC)
  3. How book prizes boost literary talent internationally (Cathryn Summerhayes, Publishing Perspectives)


  1. Will Amazon ever be profitable? (Telegraph); Authors unite in protest against "thuggish" Amazon (Guardian)
  2. Apple secretly acquired "Pandora For Books" startup BookLamp to battle Amazon (TechCrunch)
  3. Judge takes issue with Apple's $450M ebooks settlement offer (CNET)
  4. Three dads and an uncle behind the Lost My Name children's book concept win £100,000 to grow their fledgling publishing and technology business on Dragons' Den (Telegraph)