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Harry Potter Boosts Bloomsbury

Sales of an illustrated Harry Potter book and the latest HP colouring books have boosted profits at the Children’s Division of publisher Bloomsbury, by a staggering 133%. You may recall, JK Rowling left her agent, Christopher Little, after the publication of Harry Potter book no 7 and decided that all her Robert Galbraith books and The Casual Vacancy would be published […]

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Book Success

It’s not often this happens and when you look a few days later, it’s all changed but today I have two books in the top twenty. The top twenty of Crime Thrillers & Mystery/British Detectives to be precise, but a chart position is a chart position. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all […]

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New Book!

Exciting news – the new DI Henderson novel, Hunting for Crows, will be published 18th March 2016! A man’s body is recovered from the swollen River Arun, drowned in a vain attempt to save his dog. The story interests DI Angus Henderson of Surrey and Sussex Police as the man was once the member of […]

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Amazon Opens Bookshop

Amazon has opened its first physical bookshop, 20 years after turning the world of publishing upside down. The Seattle shop will stock around 5,000 titles, all priced the same as they are on the Amazon website. The Company has cherry-picked the Amazon catalogue, an obvious move when you consider they sell over a million titles on […]

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Peter James Wins CWA Diamond Dagger

The Brighton crime novelist, Peter James, has won this year’s Crime Writers Association Diamond Dagger. He received it for sustained excellence and making a significant contribution to the crime genre. Peter is the author of the ‘Dead’ series of crime novels – Dead Simple, You Are Dead etc, – featuring Detective Roy Grace. From the beginning, Peter […]

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Waterstones to Stop Selling Kindles

This is the text of an article that appeared in the Guardian, Tuesday, 6 October. The UK’s largest book retailer is removing Amazon’s Kindle ebooks from its stores nationwide and replacing them with print books due to “pitiful sales”. Waterstones, which teamed up with Amazon in 2012 to sell the electronic reader in its stores, will use the […]

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