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Business Strategy

Some clients of Amazon are a little aggrieved at the company's business practices. The company says it only wants to sell all its books for nothing, make everyone happy and set all the horses free.
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The World Turned Upside Down

Kenan Malik talks to Princeton professor of modern European history Jonathan Israel about the Enlightenment and the connections between radical religion, democratic ideas and tolerance of difference of opinion.
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A School for Booksellers

An institute founded by a scion of the Italian book distribution industry aims to arm the next generation of booksellers against the threat of being steamrollered by the online giants.
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The Orwell Prize

The prestigious British prize has announced its annual winners in the categories of journalism and political writing, together with a special prize for foreign correspondent the late Marie Colvin, who died in Syria.
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The Seven John Murrays

One of the most prestigious of British publishers existed as an independent entity from 1768 to 2002 and published Lord Byron, Jane Austen, Charles Darwin and many others.
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A Tale of Two Cats

A paw print found on a fifteenth century manuscript has set social media abuzz.
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The Sine Qua Non of Civilisation

Fifty years ago four New York friends met for dinner and came up with a project which was to leave a lasting mark on American intellectual life.
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The Impossible Bookshop

There are two ways of looking at it: bookshops are about atmosphere, character, associations, romance; or they are about books. If we go for the former we soon won’t have any bookshops.
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Who will own ebooks?

A dispute between France and Luxembourg and the European Commission seems to have implications for the question of whether individual European companies will be able to thrive in the electronic book market or if it will be a case of (American) winner takes all.
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The Great Pilgrim Hat Mirror Scam

If Johann Gutenberg’s first money-making wheeze had gone just a little differently he might not have bothered inventing printing.
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COSTA PRIZE WINNERS

Hilary Mantel, after two Bookers, has won the novel category award for the Costa. The overall winner of the prize will be announced later this month.
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Insular Cosmopolitan

Publisher Christopher MacLehose remembers a time when emigres were prominent in London publishing and work in translation was far from unusual.
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THE COPY EDITOR AS SEX GOD

Michael Fassbender and Colin Firth are to join forces in a new film which will show the true glamour and romance inherent in the job of changing words on a page.
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THE ARCHIVIST OF AFFRONTS

Claudio Magris's account of a stubborn chronicler of the copious inconvenience of living.
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THE WAY WE WERE

Robert McCrum remembers the old world of publishing and bookselling, writers, printers and agents, now, alas (perhaps) fast fading away.
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DEAD WOOD RHAPSODY

When was it we were promised the paperless office? It seems we can't do without the white stuff.
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READING AS BUTCHERY

Dr Johnson loved books. He loved to pull them apart, rip the heart out of them, devour them.
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VENICE, CITY OF PRINT

In the late fifteenth century, the republic on the Adriatic was Europe’s most flourishing centre of publishing.
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