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Waterstones, the UK's biggest bookselling chain with around 300 stores, today announced a deal with Amazon to sell the Kindle ebook reader and allow Kindle users to digitally browse and buy books in store. Waterstones is undergoing a major refurbishment of its high street stores to create dedicated areas for digital books with free wifi and new coffee shops. In…Continue
Jane Lovering has scooped this year's Romantic Novel of the Year award for Please Don't Stop the Music from a strong shortlist that included novels by Christina Courtenay, Katie Fforde, Caroline Green and Rosie Thomas. The panel of judges described Jane's voice as "fresh and new with an unexpected hero", and included…Continue
E. L James continues to surprise book trade pundits by the sheer volumes of sales of her debut erotic romance, Fifty Shades of Grey, which is selling 60,000 copies a week in paperback, plenty enough to keep her at the top of the UK book charts for the last three weeks.
While some US libraries are reported to have banned Fifty Shades of Grey, the sensation is…Continue