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Patterson distributes US$267,000 to independent bookstores

21 February 2014

Months after pledging to give US$1 million (A$1.11 million) to US independent bookstores, bestselling author James Patterson has begun distributing the funds. Publishers Weekly reports that Patterson has sent out...

US publisher MacAdam/Cage files for bankruptcy 

3 February 2014

In the US, San Francisco-based publisher MacAdam/Cage has voluntarily filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the equivalent of liquidation in Australia, reports Publishers Lunch. According to Publishers Lunch, the filing follows...

International Library News 

15 January 2014

Former German airport to be transformed into major central libraryIn Germany, the site of a former Berlin airport will be transformed into a major new central library, reports the Guardian....

National Book Critics Circle Awards 2013 finalists announced 

14 January 2014

In the US, the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Awards finalists have been announced. The finalists in the fiction category are: Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Fourth Estate); Someone (Alice McDermott, Circus); The Infatuations (Javier...

International Library News 

8 January 2014

Ebook promotion in Illinois libraries aims to influence publishers     In the US, a new promotion in public libraries across Illinois will aim to influence publishers to change their ebook policies, reports the...

International Library News 

10 December 2013

Volunteers to run Lincolnshire’s libraries in the UK Lincolnshire is the latest country in Britain to approve plans to give control of local libraries to community volunteers, reports the Bookseller....

Author Tim Ferriss begins publishing audiobooks 

13 November 2013

In the US, self-help author Tim Ferriss has begun publishing audiobooks, reports TechCrunch. Ferriss, who is the author of books such as The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body (both Vermilion), is...

S&S pulls sale of ‘The Embassy House’ 

12 November 2013

In the US, Simon & Schuster has pulled the sale of a book about the US mission in Benghazi, Libya, amid doubt about its legitimacy, reports the Associated Press. Threshold...