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Europe's major publishing markets all grew in 2016 – Tuesday January 9, 2018

Europe's major markets - the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy - all experienced growth in turnover in 2016, according to a Federation of European Publishers' (FEP) report. However, the dive in the British pound following the UK's decision to leave the European Union in June 2016 resulted in flat total annual sales revenue for publishers in the EU and EEA in comparison to 2015, due to strong exchange rate effects.

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New Publisher Listing – Tuesday January 9, 2018

Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; 
Areas include: Adventure; Fantasy; Humour; Mystery; Religious; Romance; Sci-Fi; Suspense; Thrillers; 
Markets: Adult; Children's; Youth; 
Preferred styles: Mainstream

Accepts most genres of fiction and nonfiction books for all ages, including nonfiction, mystery, romance, mainstream, western, Christian, and science-fiction, as well as children's books, middle grade and young adult novels. No poetry or graphic sex or violence. Language should not be overly profane or vulgar. Accepts submissions by email from the US, UK, and Australia. Not accepting children's books as at January 2018. See website for current status and full guidelines.

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New Magazine Listing – Tuesday January 9, 2018

Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry; 
Areas include: Religious; Short Stories; Spiritual; 
Markets: Adult

Publishes work that engages in some way with spirituality or the sacred. Submit up to five poems (of any length) and / or prose pieces of up to 2,000 words. Simultaneous submissions if notification of acceptance elsewhere is provided. No previously published work. Send submissions by email with author bio of around 50 words. See website for full guidelines.

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Bloodhound Books on surviving and thriving as an indie publisher – Monday January 8, 2018

Indie crime fiction house, Bloodhound Books, is killing it right
now – and to such a degree that its doors have had to be temporarily shut for submissions.

"Our schedule is full up; we're set to release seven or eight books a month until June," says Betsy Reavley, who co-founded the company with her husband, Fred Freeman.

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How Scotland's most successful young publishers are shaking up literary world from their spare room and finding famous fans along the way – Monday January 8, 2018

PUBLISHERS. Gouty old guys in tweed jackets, right?


The days of well-connected chaps who go for long lunches then fall asleep behind the slush pile are over for good.

Scotland’s most successful new publishers are young women with tattoos and Twitter accounts.

Heather McDaid and Laura Jones, the livewires behind 404 Ink, produced the biggest-selling title at the Edinburgh International Book Festival from Heather’s spare room.

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New Magazine Listing – Monday January 8, 2018

Publishes: Essays; Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry; 
Areas include: Short Stories; 
Markets: Adult; 
Preferred styles: Experimental; Literary

Publishes fiction of 1,000 words or more; visual / experimental / written poetry of 120 words or more; and nonfiction / essays / manifestos of 1,000 words or more. Submit online through website.

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New Magazine Listing – Thursday January 4, 2018

Publishes: Poetry; 
Markets: Adult; 
Preferred styles: Literary

Publishes modern, literary poetry. Send submissions by email, but no attachments. See website for full guidelines.

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New Literary Agency Listing – Wednesday January 3, 2018

Handles: Fiction; Nonfiction
Markets: Children's; Youth

Independent literary agency providing career management for experienced and aspiring authors and illustrators of children’s literature. Actively seeking talented writers and illustrators of all genres of children’s literature including picture books, early readers, middle-grade fiction and nonfiction, graphic novels and comic books as well as young adult fiction and nonfiction. See website for full submission guidelines.

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2018 Book Publishing Predictions - Are Indie Authors Losing their Independence? – Tuesday January 2, 2018

Welcome to my annual publishing predictions post where I prognosticate about the future and share my views on the state of the indie nation.

Each year around this time I polish off my imaginary crystal ball and ask it what the heck is going to happen next.

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New Literary Agency Listing – Tuesday January 2, 2018

Handles: Fiction; Nonfiction
Markets: Adult

Actively seeking submissions from new and established writers. Very broad tastes and interests in both fiction and nonfiction across genres, subjects and ages, but no poetry, screenplays, or children's books. See website for full submission guidelines and online submission form.

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