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Ebook sales are being driven by downmarket genre fiction

Guardian – 2012-02-06

Publishers face secrecy over sales and an absence of industry-wide data to help them plot strategyKindle-owning bibliophiles are furtive beasts. Their shelves still boast classics and Booker winners. But inside that plastic case, other things lurk....
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Amazon launches India e-commerce site

The Bookseller – 2012-02-02

Amazon has this morning launched an e-commerce site in India called Junglee.com. The platform...
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Esquire Ecommerce Effort CLAD Folds

Folio Magazine – 2012-01-30

After an extremely short run, J.C. Penney’s Esquire-curated ecommerce site, CLAD, shutters. CLAD debuted in November 2011, and its final sale will end January 31.
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Penton Online Auctions

Folio Magazine – 2012-01-20

In a b-to-b twist on the e-commerce craze, Penton launched an online auction site that can scale across all the verticals the company targets.
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Inc. Partners with E-Commerce Platform RapidBuyr

Folio Magazine – 2011-12-21

Inc. magazine is one of the latest publishers to enter the booming e-commerce space through its partnership with RapidBuyr, a daily online deals service geared toward small and medium-sized businesses.
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Rodale Makes Digital Hire

AdWeek – 2011-12-19

Health and fitness publisher Rodale is bringing in a new executive to oversee the digital division it created as part of October's shakeup. Former Barnes & Noble GM Anthony Astarita will become Rodale's general manager of digital and new brand...
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China's Dangdang to sell e-books

The Bookseller – 2011-12-12

China's biggest online book retailer E-Commerce China Dangdang plans to begin selling e-books...
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Launching (and Maintaining) a Successful E-Commerce Platform

Folio Magazine – 2011-12-08

As the e-commerce craze gets hotter, publishers looking to get into the game are faced with many questions. Some of these include how the business model of the e-commerce operation will operate; how it integrates seamlessly into editorial while...
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Dwell First Media Company to Partner with E-Commerce Platform OpenSky

Folio Magazine – 2011-11-11

“We believe contextualized commerce is the future,” says Michela O’Connor Abrams, president and publisher of Dwell. “We believe everybody, no matter from which point they’re starting, now is going in that direction.”
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Japan's Rakuten to Acquire E-book Retailer Kobo

PC World – 2011-11-09

Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten said on Tuesday that it plans to acquire Canadian e-book and e-reader company Kobo in a bid to expand in the area of media...
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Kobo sold to Rakuten

The Bookseller – 2011-11-09

Publication Date: Wed, 09/11/2011 - 09:30 Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten has acquired e-reading service Kobo for $315 million. The move follows Rakuten’s acquisition of internet retailer Play.com earlier this year for £25m in cash, as part of...
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NEA Studies Writers Statistics

Publishers Weekly – 2011-11-04

Writers and authors are better educated and earn more on average than the rest of the U.S. workforce, according to a study by the National Endowment for the Arts, based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Commerce. The...
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Barnes & Noble expands marketplace beyond books

Reuters – 2011-10-20

(Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc is adding new categories including home products and consumer electronics to its online marketplace, the latest move by the retailer to rely less on book sales and compete with e-commerce rivals such as Amazon.com Inc...
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Abboud Looks To Put the ‘E’–In Levy

Publishers Weekly – 2011-10-14

Although Dennis Abboud has not been directly involved with Levy Home Entertainment for more than a decade, the new owner of the book distributor said he kept a close eye on the company. “Levy has always been very well run. It’s very sound...
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What’s the Best E-Commerce Option for You?

Folio Magazine – 2011-10-05

As the e-commerce push continues to spread for publishers, companies may be overwhelmed by the options in which to unroll their e-commerce efforts.
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Magazines Begin to Sell the Fashion They Review

The New York Times – 2011-09-26

The Madison Avenue office of Moda Operandi, an e-commerce site founded by Lauren Santo Domingo, right, and Aslaug Magnusdottir. The site will work with Vogue magazine to allow customers to preorder the styles they see on the runways.
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Play.com sold to Rakuten

The Bookseller – 2011-09-21

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 21/09/2011 - 12:10 Play.com has been bought by Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten for £25m in cash. The move is part of the company's European expansion plan, with Play.com the third company it has...
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Amazon inks Hearst deal

Boston.com – 2011-09-14

Amazon.com Inc. and Hearst Corp. announced Tuesday that they've inked a new partnership. Amazon said it will become the biggest third-party seller of subscriptions for Hearst's print magazines through digital channels and will work with Hearst on...
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The Works plans major expansion

The Bookseller – 2011-09-09

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 09/09/2011 - 08:45 Discount retailer The Works has said it hopes to expand its stores in the UK by nearly 150, as well as growing its e-commerce business with the sale of e-books. The retailer has...
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Optimizing Tablets for “T-Commerce”

Folio Magazine – 2011-09-08

Along with creating a user-friendly design, publishers are now faced with the challenge of optimizing e-commerce (along with the rest of their content) for tablets.
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