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Whats new: 6 July 2020 - What's new 6 July 2020
  • 'Writing has so much to give, so much to teach, so many surprises. That thing you had to force yourself to do - the actual act of writing - turns out to be the best part. It's like discovering that while you thought you needed the tea ceremony for the caffeine, what you really needed was...

Boys Surveyed Said Audio Comprehension Was Higher

The United Kingdom's Publishers Association is pointing out that while the government fast-tracked its plan to remove its 20-percent VAT (value added tax) on ebooks in late April-in light of the country's lockdowns at the time for the...

50 celebrated authors, academics and journalists including Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis and Noam Chomsky have signed a letter slamming 'cancel culture' after JK Rowling was attacked for speaking out about trans women.

A group of best-selling authors is teaming up with Amazon in a lawsuit that aims to bring down an alleged counterfeit e-book publishing site described as "the biggest pirate book site the world has ever seen."

The nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice have set off conversations in nearly every industry about the treatment of Black workers, and book publishing is no exception.

Britain's readers have been emerging from lockdown to restock their bookshelves, with book sales - and particularly crime novels - booming in the three weeks since booksellers were allowed to open their doors.

James Patterson introduces a mystifying new character into his Maximum Ride universe in Hawk, a YA novel he wrote with Gabrielle Charbonnet, out this month from Little, Brown's Jimmy Patterson imprint. The original nine-book Maximum Ride series, published between 2005 and 2015, has sold more...

The final collection of early stories from the late Terry Pratchett, written while the Discworld creator was a young reporter, will be published in September. The tales in The Time-travelling Caveman, many of them never released in book form before, range from a steam-powered rocket's flight to...

Nicola Upson's crime novels featuring the author and playwright Josephine Tey have been widely praised as ‘historical crime fiction at its very best' and ‘a masterstroke of literary theft'.

Bolstering its expanding stable of original kids' and family programming, Apple TV Plus has signed a first-of-its-kind, multi-year agreement with the Maurice Sendak Foundation to develop children's series and specials based on the late author-illustrator's books and other artwork.

"Murder is the unique crime, the only one for which we can never make reparation to the victim. Murder destroys privacy, both of the living and the dead. It forces us to confront what we are and what we are capable of being."

Commentary: Writing has so much to give 6 July 2020

‘I still encourage anyone who feels at all compelled to write to do so. I just try to warn people who hope to get published that publication is not all it is cracked up to be. But writing is.

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