Daily Archives: 19/10/2011

Waterstone’s plans to launch rival to Kindle

Waterstone’s is to launch a rival to the Kindle in Spring next year. The announcement is one of a series of changes made by the company’s new managing director James Daunt. The former independent bookseller told Radio 4: “We in … Continue reading

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Man Booker Price winner announced

As reported by waterstones.com… Julian Barnes has won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sense of an Ending. Chair of the jury, Dame Stella Rimmington, described the book as having “the markings of a classic of English … Continue reading

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Writers’ Forum’s Guru appears in How To Book

The magazine Writers’ Forum has announced that How To Books is publishing a hardback featuring the first 30 instalments of Hugh Scott’s Guru column. The book is ideal for readers who are late to the series – and a perfect … Continue reading

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E-Book inventor dies

American author Michael Hart, the inventor of ebooks, has died aged 64 after a heart attack. This year sees the 40th anniversary of Project Gutenberg the world’s oldest and largest digital public library, which he founded. Starting in July 1971 … Continue reading

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New Children’s Writer Prizes

Waterstone’s children’s book prize for new and recently published authors has added two new categories. There are now categories for teen fiction and picture books, as well as books for 5-12 years olds. The winner of each category will be … Continue reading

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