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5-Live launches Word Matters literacy campaign

5 Live launches Word MattersThe BBC news and sports radio channel 5-Live launches Word Matters this month, a project focused on the estimated 9 million adults in the UK who struggle to read and write. Aiming to start the biggest conversation across the UK about adult literacy, this is another social project from the channel that looked at adult mental health last year. …

Online Battle ‘Will Benefit Authors’?

Online Battle 'Will Benefit Authors'Industry analysts seem certain the Amazon, Apple and Google online battle ‘will benefit authors’ in the e-book market. As the three tech giants invest heavily in their publishing platforms, the concern remains the terms offered to authors. There is no guarantee that the three corporations will treat authors any better than Uber treated its drivers or Spotify treats artists in the new publishing ‘gig economy.’ …

Attending ProWritingAid Crime Writer’s Week

Attending ProWritingAid Crime Writer's WeekThis week we’ve been attending ProWritingAid Crime Writer’s Week. Not because we’re crafting a police procedural or whodunnit, or even because we read a lot of crime writing. It’s ProWritingAid’s first ever Crime Writer’s Week  aimed at crime and thriller authors with a lot of valuable content for any writer. …

Amazon and the ‘Big Five’ in Anti-trust Case

Amazon and the 'Big Five'Amazon and the ‘Big Five’ international publishers are named in a class action lawsuit accused of price-fixing. Law firm Hagens Berman filed in New York last Thursday, ten years after winning a similar case against Apple and the same publishers – Penguin Random House, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster. …