Friday, 3 December 2010

1,000,000 books to be given away

20,000 book lovers will give away 1,000,000 books on the inaugural World Book Night which will take place on Saturday 5 March 2011 and will be broadcast in partnership with BBC Two.

An independent editorial committee composed of a broad mix of booksellers, librarians, authors, broadcasters and other individuals selected the 25 titles to be given away to the public on World Book Night. Prior to this, the book trade was canvassed for recommendations and hundreds of lists were received.

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Thursday, 2 December 2010

Fake book reviews on Amazon?

Publishers are being accused of hijacking Amazon's customer book reviews to praise their own volumes and disparage the opposition.

We have been aware that authors have been organising favourable reviews for their books, but now it seems to have taken on a whole new dimension - it has been reported that authors are turning on each other, agencies are charging up to £5,000 to place favourable fake reviews and Amazon has recruited a team of amateur critics to restore the balance.

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