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Latest Dan Brown novel published in ‘straight to car boot sale’ format

'Inferno' just an anagram for 'NO!'The news that publishers have begun to bypass regular outlets has been greeted with fury by traditional booksellers around the country.

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Posted: May 7th, 2014
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‘Woodworm in my rocking-horse’ starts trend for middle-class misery memoirs

Publishers are busy reinventing the ‘crap childhood’ genre, trying to breathe life into a tired old format by going upmarket. ‘Readers have become bored with all that working class misery’, says publisher Samantha de Lyle. ‘They’re fed up with clogs, shawls, bad weather and grinding poverty. When confronted by yet another tale of a young girl living in squalor in some Irish hovel, while her drunken father molests her and passes her round amongst his friends, readers are rolling their eyes and saying ‘enough’.’

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Posted: Mar 29th, 2013
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Kindle (‘slightly foxed’) fetches record price

The value of a Kindle can depend as much on its content as on its physical condition, according to experts.

‘Recently we were unable to reach the starting price on a Kindle containing 3,500 books because most were Jeffrey Archer novels,’ said a Sotherby’s spokesman.

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Posted: Jun 20th, 2011
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Rise of ebooks threatening children’s traditional Google skills

Google 'doomed'Academics are worried that the surge in popularity of ebook readers could lead to a catastrophic loss of children’s basic Google search skills.

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Posted: Dec 12th, 2010
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London borough unveils new wheeze ‘books’

The London Borough of Hackney Council has today launched a new scheme, which will see local schools supplied with a range of ‘books’ with which they can ‘read’ sections, or ‘chapters’, of with the children ahead of classroom-based learning experiences.

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Posted: Jun 17th, 2010
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