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Survey reveals that most writers earn less than $1000 a year

Jan 20 2014: A survey reveals that 54% of traditionally-published authors and almost 80% of go-it-alone writers are making less than US$1,000 a year.

More than 9,000 writers, from aspiring authors to seasoned pros, took part in the 2014 Digital Book World and Writer's Digest ...

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    More Americans reading e-books, but few of them giving up print

    Jan 17 2014: The proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing, but few have completely replaced print books for electronic versions.

    The percentage of adults who read an e-book in the past year has risen to 28%, up from 23% at the end of 2012. At the same time, about seven...

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      Future of Bookselling panel emphasizes the importance of community and making bookstores gathering places

      Jan 17 2014: Shelf Awareness reports on the Future of Bookselling panel at this week's Digital Book World in New York City:

      Booksellers on the Future of Bookselling panel at Digital Book World Wednesday in New York City all emphasized the importance of community and making ...

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        Japan to impose taxes on foreign e-content sales by 2015

        Jan 16 2014: By 2015, Japan will start collecting taxes on online sales of electronic books, music and other download content and purchases from foreign companies and websites. At the moment, there is a tax on physical products bought from abroad but there are no taxes imposed on ...

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          Kate Atkinson wins Costa Novel Award

          Jan 07 2014: Kate Atkinson, Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Michael Symmons Roberts, Chris Riddell and Nathan Filer have won prizes at this year's Costa awards.

          Atkinson's Life After Life scooped the Costa Novel Award. The judges described Atkinson's latest novel – which also won the writer...

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            Jane Howard, author of The Cazalet Chronicle, dies aged 90

            Jan 03 2014: For much of a career spanning more than 60 years, the writer Elizabeth Jane Howard, who has died aged 90, suffered a certain condescension from literary editors as a writer of "women's novels". But it did not deter her. She herself described her readers as "women and ...

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              Brain function increases after reading a novel - and stays improved for at least 5 days

              Jan 02 2014: Research indicates that reading a gripping novel causes biological changes in the brain which last for days.

              21 students took part in US study, all reading Pompeii, a 2003 thriller by Robert Harris. Over 19 days the students read a portion of the book in the evening ...

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                Independent bookstores report very good holiday season

                Jan 02 2014: Shelf Awareness reports that booksellers they talked to since the holidays all had good news about the holiday season. At worst, sales were even with last year, but most stores reported healthy gains--in some cases, spectacular gains. Sales were particularly strong ...

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