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British Indian author pens new Famous Five adventures as ode to Enid Blyton
Arts & Culture

British Indian author pens new Famous Five adventures as ode to Enid Blyton

As a part of Hachette's strategy to keep Enid Blyton's books enjoyable, accessible and relevant for children all over the world it commissioned Surat-born Sufiya Ahmed to extend the series

Four authors quit JK Rowling's literary agency over company's refusal to support transgender rights
Lifestyle

Four authors quit JK Rowling's literary agency over company's refusal to support transgender rights

The resignation by the four authors comes in light of the renewed criticism that JK Rowling had garnered after she wrote an essay in an attempt to explain her views on the transgender community which had previously earned her tremendous backlash on social media.

As Hachette drops Woody Allen memoir following backlash, French subsidy set to go ahead with release
Life

As Hachette drops Woody Allen memoir following backlash, French subsidy set to go ahead with release

The Hachette Book Group has decided not to publish Woody Allen's memoir Apropos of Nothing following massive backlash which included Hachette employees staging a walkout and Allen's son Ronan Farrow severing ties with the publisher.

Tata Literature Live 2019: Shortlists for five awards, including Book of the Year, announced
Life

Tata Literature Live 2019: Shortlists for five awards, including Book of the Year, announced

The Tata Literature Live! Mumbai LitFest, scheduled to take place from 14-17 November 2019, announced the final shortlists for five awards. The Tata Literature Live! Mumbai LitFest, scheduled to take place from 14-17 November 2019, announced the final shortlists for five awards.

Bookstores worldwide reportedly receive letters warning against sale of book on 1MDB scam accused
World

Bookstores worldwide reportedly receive letters warning against sale of book on 1MDB scam accused

The lawyers of Jho Low, who has been accused of money laundering and who is the subject of an Interpol notice, have sent out letters to bookstores, warning them of the book's 'defamatory' content

Amazon, HarperCollins reach multi-year publishing deal: Report
News & Analysis

Amazon, HarperCollins reach multi-year publishing deal: Report

E-commerce company Amazon.com and publisher HarperCollins have reached a new multi-year publishing deal that covers both print and digital titles, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing HarperCollins.

Oyster to launch online e-book store to take on Amazon
News & Analysis

Oyster to launch online e-book store to take on Amazon

Oyster, an e-books subscription service, has announced to foray into online retail with an e-book store to take on Amazon.

Boost to audiobooks business in India
News & Analysis

Boost to audiobooks business in India

Reado Audiobooks has inked a deal with leading audiobook publisher Simon & Schuster Audio to distribute and sell...