Wishing all my readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

US health website puts writers at top of the list for depression

New opportunities for Northern Ireland writers with the launch of Publishers NI

Curtis Brown Literary Agency stir up controversy with the launch of their creative writing school

People in Publishing

US Business Writer to launch imprint through Amazon - is this a sign of things to come?

Better World Books which sells books to generate funds for literacy causes launches UK site

Amazon provides authors with sales information on their books

BookArmy will be closing down on 21 December

Writers condemn library 'vandalism'

Amazon to launch Kindle platform for web

Giant search engine Google moving into the ebook market

The Fiction Desk launches new imprint and accepts unsolicited material

People in Publishing

Books key to libraries, says MLA survey

Online book retailer The Book Depository has launched a special discount for Irish book buyers

Independent Publisher Maverick Books to launch new picture book list for four to eight year olds

New General Secretary of the Society of Authors Announced

Quercus to launch a new sci-fi, fantasty and horror fiction imprint in January 2011

John Shore: Why You Want a Big Book Publisher to Reject Your Book

Rise in sales for UK publisher and UK booksellers

What are they doing to our Library Service? Cuts and job losses condemned by leading authors

Amazon accused of trying to enlist agents and bypassing publishers

President of US Independent Publishers Group tells UK Publishers that e-books need print books

Crime writers Workshop at Harper Collins Offices in London

Arts Council Funding change to affect Independent Publishers

Booksales down in UK and USA

Harlequin Mills & Boon Imprint Mira to Launch New Teen Imprint in New Year

New Dark Ages Arrives with More Libraries Hit and Authors striking out at Government

Guardian launches masterclass series in writing

Publishing Appointments and Publishers results

Up to 25% of books will be sold in digital format by 2015

Government targets authors with cut in PLR rate for first time in nearly 20 years

Romantic Novelists Association protests against PLR move and other authors are urged to add their voice to it

UK Libraries Under Attack

Amazon to introduce Kindle e-book lending in the USA

People in Publishing and Publishers Results

How authors can increase their exposure on Facebook.

Row over e book lending between Libraries and Publishers Association Continues

People in Publishing - appointments and moves

Independent publishers could go out of business because of Arts Council funding cuts

Guidelines for libraries on e book lending received with disbelief and anger by librarians

Final call for Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award

Government refuses to enable Digital Economy Act to allow authors legal entitlement to PLR on e books and audio books

How Many Copies Do Novels Sell?

People in Publishing

Amazon To Sell Short-Form 'Singles' For Kindle

Orange has told publishers it has new plans for the Orange Fiction Prize in 2011

Public Lending Body which administers library loan royalties for authors to be abolished

Survey shows slow take up for British downloading e books

Publishing is no longer a growth industry claims author and new media guru

Opposing views at conference that said publishers and authors must think more about readers

People in publishing

Authors get 70% royalty rate for UK e-books from Amazon and 65% from Barnes and Noble

Publishers Results