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The Value Of a Book

Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-10

How much money is a book really worth? Is it the $25 to $30 publishers typically ask for the hardcover edition? Is it the discounted price plus shipping that an online retailer charges? What if there’s only a Kindle edition you can buy, for 99...
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ABA joins Amazon boycott

The Bookseller – 2012-02-09

The American Booksellers Association has joined the growing list of US retailers to boycott the...
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Newsstand magazine sales down 10 percent in US

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-02-07

(02-07) 08:47 PST New York (AP) -- U.S. magazine sales at newsstands and other retailers dropped 10 percent in the second half of 2011, a sign that Americans are still careful about discretionary spending and impulse...
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Retail sales see 'second worst January' since records began

The Bookseller – 2012-02-07

UK retail sales returned to negative like-for-like growth last month, in what was described as...
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Kobo to grow at speed under Rakuten

The Bookseller – 2012-02-06

E-book retailer Kobo has the capability to grow at three times the speed under its new owner...
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Tough Week for Amazon

Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-03

Despite posting a 35% sales increase for the fourth quarter and earnings that were better than expected (if still down compared to a year ago), last week was a tough one for Amazon. Analysts and investors were disappointed in the quarterly report,...
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B&N 'developing partnership' with Waterstones over Nook

The Bookseller – 2012-01-30

US retailer Barnes & Noble is "developing a partnership with Waterstones to add the Nook...
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Anobii chief says drop DRM to fight Amazon

The Bookseller – 2012-01-26

Matteo Berlucchi, chief executive of the social e-retailer Anobii, has urged publishers to drop...
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W H Smith ‘won market share’ at Christmas

The Bookseller – 2012-01-26

W H Smith says it increased its market share over the Christmas period, with retail analysts...
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Bookseller Awards open for business

The Bookseller – 2012-01-20

The starting gun has been fired in the race to find Britain's best publishers, retailers...
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Survey: 59 Per Cent of Newspaper Readers Say Price Has Put Them Off

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-20

The National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN) says the results of a consumer survey make an “overwhelming’” case for an Office of Fair Trading review of the newspaper and magazine industry. The survey, which was ...
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Pearson reveals profit upgrade and predicts 10% boost in full-year earnings

Guardian – 2012-01-19

Financial Times publisher says it earned £2bn in digital revenues last year and £600m from emerging marketsPearson, the owner of the Financial Times and book publisher Penguin, announced a profit upgrade and now expects full-year earnings to be up...
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Viking: early book sales ‘promising’

The Bookseller – 2012-01-17

Stationery retailer Viking has reported a “promising” start to its bookselling...
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Ebooks and apps innovation exciting publishers despite price concerns

Guardian – 2012-01-13

Companies hope quality will be key weapon against wave of 99p competition on ebook and app storesThe evolution of books into interactive, digital products is far from over, according to Henry Volans, head of digital publishing at Faber & Faber....
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German book retailer to restructure to face digital challenge

The Bookseller – 2012-01-13

The earnings of German book retailer Thalia's parent group Douglas Holding will be hit by the...
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December retail sales up 4.1%

The Bookseller – 2012-01-10

Print book sales have “remained tough”, hit by consumer caution and growing e-book...
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B&N considers separating Nook business as device sales up 70%

The Bookseller – 2012-01-06

Leading US book retailer Barnes & Noble has reported sales of its Nook e-reading devices...
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Barnes & Noble considers selling its Nook e-reader business

L.A. Times – 2012-01-06

The book retailer's shares plunge 17% after the company says it may spin off its Nook e-reader and tablet business despite record sales over the holiday season.Shares of Barnes & Noble Inc. plunged 17% on Thursday after the book retailer said it was...
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Chinese e-tailer Dangdang launches e-book platform

The Bookseller – 2011-12-23

China's biggest online book retailer Dangdang has launched its e-book platform in China, with...
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Michael Chabon ebook rights for his work

Boston.com – 2011-12-20

Starting this week and continuing into 2012, virtually all Michael Chabon novels, stories and other writings will become available as ebooks, news the author looks upon with pleasure and resignation. AD: 10 Tips to Win this Holiday Season FREE GUIDE...
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