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Pan Mac staffers back Reading for Pleasure

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The Bookseller - Benedicte Page

Eighty staff members at Pan Macmillan have pledged to support literacy charities as part of the Reading for Pleasure initiative, following the first campaign roadshow held at the publisher's offices last week (23rd July).

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First Quarter Digital Sales on the Rise

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Good Ereader, by Mercy Pilkington

The PA Digital Sales Monitor, new report from the UK-based Publishers’ Association, showed that ebook sales are on the rise for the first quarter of 2014. This report, which showed a 10.5% increase in digital sales, comes at a time when the debate around ebooks and their viability from different angles is starting to make waves again.

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Digital sales up 10% in first quarter

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The Bookseller, by Philip Jones

Consumer e-book sales rose 10% in the first quarter of 2014, according to the Publishers Association, with strong performances from children’s e-books, and digital downloads of audio titles.

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Digital sales 11% up in early 2014 - PA

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BookBrunch

Digital sales in January to April 2014 rose 10.5% over the same period last year, according to the Publishers Association (PA) Digital Sales Monitor.

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Ebook Sales Continue to Increase in UK

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Digital Book World

Sales of ebooks in the UK have continued to grow in the early part of 2014, even as ebook sales growth has tapered in the U.S.

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Amazon tests ‘Spotify’ service for ebook readers

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The Times- by James Dean, Technology Correspondant

An unlimited supply of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings novels could soon be made available to Kindle ebook readers under a subscription service being tested by Amazon.

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Amazon 'testing e-book/audio subscription service'

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The Bookseller

Amazon appears to be testing an e-book and audiobook subscription programme in the US called “Kindle Unlimited”.

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Amazon tests ebook subscription service

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The Financial Times, by Robert Cookson, Digital Media Correspondent

Amazon has started testing an ebook rental service called “Kindle Unlimited”, which would give subscribers access to more than 600,000 titles on any device for $9.99 a month.

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Create UK highlights publishing's economic success

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The Bookseller, by Benedicte Page

Posters highlighting the contribution made to the UK economy by the publishing industry are going up in central London sites, marking the launch of the Creative Industries Council's new strategy for growth across the creative sector.

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Sustainability and the literature sector

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BookBrunch, by Peter Hughes

Peter Hughes reports on a Free Word event that examined how publishing can pursue sustainable strategies.

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PA backs smartphone content competition

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The Bookseller, by Charlotte Eyre

The Publishers Association (PA) is looking for small businesses to create content for smartphones as part of a new competition launched by IC Tomorrow, part of the UK Technology Strategy Board.

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