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Our 'Best Ever' Books List

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-08-10

As predicted, there was some debate about which books made NPR's list of greatest teen novels of all time, and which shouldn't have. One outraged reader wrote the following in an...

OUP to launch digital picture books

The Bookseller – 2012-08-10

Oxford University Press children’s books is entering the digital picture book market as the...

Big boost for sports books

The Bookseller – 2012-08-10

Retailers say sport could play a major part in the Christmas market, as publishers hasten to sign...

Olympic boost for sports books

The Bookseller – 2012-08-10

Retailers say sport could play a major part in the Christmas market, as publishers hasten to sign...

Books that make a guy totally hot

Stuff – 2012-08-13

I was inspired by an article I recently read on the world wide interwebs about books that make a guy undateable (Catcher in the Rye, The Fountainhead, Twilight) - to think of the exact opposite...

Court lets Google appeal digital books class status

Reuters – 2012-08-14

(Reuters) - Google Inc has won the right to appeal the granting of class status to thousands of authors suing the search engine company over its ambitious plan to create the world's largest digital...

Stifel downgrades Barnes & Noble on increased competition in e-books

Reuters – 2012-08-15

(Reuters) - Brokerage Stifel Nicolaus downgraded top U.S. bookstore chain Barnes & Noble Inc to "hold" from "buy," as it expects competition in the e-book category to heat up with several big...

ICM Partners Turns Books into Film and TV

Publishers Weekly – 2012-08-17

Bestselling authors Cormac McCarthy, Walter Isaacson, the late Nora Ephron, and Jennifer Egan are among the many authors represented by ICM Partners, whose book sales are boosted by the adaptation of...

It's easy to download e-books from the Sacramento Public Library

SacBee – 2012-08-19

There's no need to pay for e-books when you can choose from 7,300 free titles from the Sacramento Public Library. They're downloadable from anyplace that has Wi-Fi access, anywhere in the world.

Digital technology offers writers new ways to publish books

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-08-19

A writer turned down by traditional publishers -- or even avoiding them -- now has a range of options.

Harvard Stores 70 Billion Books Using DNA

PC World – 2012-08-21

Research team stores 5.5 petabits, or 1 million gigabits, per cubic millimeter in DNA storage medium.

Barnes & Noble earnings boosted by 'Fifty Shades' books

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-08-21

Barnes & Noble reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly net loss Tuesday as it benefited from a pickup in sales of digital content and the popularity of the erotic 'Fifty Shades' trilogy, and...

Conservative books are leaping off the shelves, says Amazon. Liberal titles, not so much.

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-08-23

According to a new heat map by Amazon, readers in 44 states prefer conservative 'red' books to liberal 'blue.'

Conservative books sell better than liberal books. Why?

The Washington Post – 2012-08-23

The fine folks at Amazon have constructed a “heat map” showing the kinds of political books that people are buying across the country. The more conservative a state’s literary tastes, the more...

Can They Ever Be as Good? The Books We Want to See as Movies

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-08-23

What's better, the book or the movie? Can the movie ever be as good as the book? The debate is an age-old one, probably existing since the very first screenplay was derived from a...

The Bookscore: the new Rotten Tomatoes for books?

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-08-24

The website The Bookscore rounds up book reviews, assigns a ranking, and lets readers discuss literary news.

Are men underserved in books?

Salon.com – 2012-08-24

Two writers who've played controversial roles in the debate over gender equity discuss chick lit and Franzen

New children's picture books by Jon Klassen, Patrick McDonnell and Jerry Pinkney are among the new titles.

Los Angeles Times – 2012-09-02

'This Is Not My Hat' is from Jon Klassen, creator of the award-winning 'I Want My Hat Back.'Picture books might be for kids who can't read, but parents have been known to enjoy them as well.

Young-adult books by Fiona Paul, Eric Greitens and others this fall

Los Angeles Times – 2012-08-26

YA promises diversity with historical fiction, paranormal romance, murder mysteries and thrillers.YA promises diversity with historical fiction, paranormal romance, murder mysteries and thrillers.

Feds strike deal with Apple to sell some publications as e-books

The Washington Post – 2012-08-27

Looking for a copy of the appendix to the budget of the United States? It’s now available on iTunes. The Government Printing Office has signed an agreement with Apple, Inc. to sell some federal...

B&N to launch My Little Pony Nook e-books

The Bookseller – 2012-08-29

Barnes & Noble has formed its first partnership with Hasbro to create My Little Pony e-books...

Nook and Kobo to stock Amazon's e-books

The Bookseller – 2012-08-29

E-book releases from Amazon’s New York-based publishing imprint will be available through...

Amazon E-Books Won't Be Exclusive; Errol Morris Tackles a Cold Case

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-08-29

Today in books and publishing: Reviving the University of Missouri Press; Lois Lowry follows up The Giver; Morris' new book maintains Jeffrey MacDonald's innocence; the...

Delhi Book Fair begins: e-books the flavour this time

Hindustan Times – 2012-09-03

The 18th Delhi Book Fair began here Saturday with e-books and e-publishing the focus of the nine-day event that will see more than 200 publishers, including from abroad, participating.

Tesco fills the e-books piece of its digital puzzle by buying Mobcast

GigaOM – 2012-09-04

Facing off against Sainsbury's with a string of digital content vendor acquisitions, Tesco is now buying e-book store maker Mobcast for £4.5 million to translate its success in the aisles to the net.

Comic books a good investment?

CNN – 2012-09-05

British comics are a tough sell to investors these days, and time may be running out. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.

Tesco buys digital books company

CNN – 2012-09-05

The latest chapter in British retail has grocery giant Tesco betting on e-books: it's buying Mobcast, a company that brings books to wireless devices.

Judge approves U.S. settlement with publishers over e-books

Reuters – 2012-09-07

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge approved on Thursday a Justice Department settlement with three publishers accused of conspiring with Apple Inc and other publishers to push up the prices of electronic...

Prepare for Cheaper E-Books After This Big Publishers Settlement

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-09-07

Just as Amazon's event to announce its new products got underway on Thursday, a federal judge approved a settlement with three major e-book publishers accused of...

Revisiting classic Playboy interviews with e-books

Los Angeles Times – 2012-09-07

Playboy announces that it is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a 50-interviews-in-50-days e-book series.

Judge approves US settlement over e-books

Stuff – 2012-09-07

A judge approved on Thursday a Justice Department settlement with three publishers accused of conspiring with Apple Inc and other publishers to push up the prices of electronic books.

Judge approves publishers' settlement over e-books

The Bookseller – 2012-09-07

A judge has approved the settlement in the US of three publishers accused of conspiring to fix...

Prospering with Used Books

Publishers Weekly – 2012-09-07

A dozen years ago, Bob Ticehurst, then 22, quit his day job as an accountant, moved into his parents’ basement in Arlington, Mass., and became one of the first used-book sellers on Amazon’s...

Hachette Books taps editor as CEO

Crains New York – 2012-09-11

One of the country's top publishers has turned to a man from the editorial side to run its business. Michael Pietsch, the editor of Keith Richards' Life, David Foster Wallace's The Pale King and the...

Who's buying teen books? Lots and lots of adults

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-09-15

New market research shows that 55 percent of those buying books labeled 'young adult' are in fact 18 and over, a trend that's only been increasing over the past several years.

Adults Are Devouring Kids' Books for Good Reason

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-09-15

According to a new study from Bowker Market Research, adults make up the majority of people buying young adult fiction, and most of those grownups are buying the teen-targeted books for themselves....

Orion Children's Books signs another Deadly title

The Bookseller – 2012-09-17

Orion Children's Books has acquired a new title by wildlife expert and adventurer, Steve...

Court suspends authors' lawsuit against Google for scanning of books

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-09-18

A U.S. appeals court judge on Monday suspended trial court litigation involving Google and thousands of authors pending appeal by the search engine giant of an order granting the authors class-action...

After 14 books, Don Tapscott's new book is not a book - it's an app

CNW – 2012-09-18

TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Thinkers50 and the Rotman School of Management in partnership with The Tapscott Group announce The Don Tapscott iPad App -- New Solutions for a Connected Planet. ...

Why Books Are The Ultimate New Business Card

Fast Company – 2012-09-18

“You don’t understand,” the three-time, big-six published author told me. “Books aren’t designed for you, the customer. Today, non-fiction books are business cards--for speaking,...

Paul Krugman and the Economics of Books

The Atlantic – 2012-09-19

Depending on where you buy his new book, there's up to a $15 price variance -- one that hurts not just publishers and writers, but readers, too.

Monster series to HarperCollins Childrens Books

The Bookseller – 2012-09-20

HarperCollins Children's Books has acquired an illustrated young fiction series, Monster and...

E-books vs. print: Most parents prefer reading paper books to their children

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-09-20

A new survey found that more than 70 percent of parents still prefer print books to the iPad when it comes to reading to children.

Writer finds more plagiarism, problems in Jonah Lehrer’s books

Poynter. – 2012-09-22

Reason Greg Beato’s “Welcome to the Golden Age of Fact-Checking” is an excellent meditation on the technological and cultural changes that have contributed to our...

Igloo Books Building U.S. Presence

Publishers Weekly – 2012-09-21

Having grown revenue to just under £20 million since its launch in 2003 to the year ended March 31, 2012, largely on the strength of inexpensive children’s and adult print books, Igloo Books,...

E-books and erotica set to dominate FBF

The Bookseller – 2012-09-24

The book trade is predicting a "more buoyant" Frankfurt Book Fair (10th–14th...

Exports and e-books temper Spanish gloom

The Bookseller – 2012-09-24

Spain's increasing involvement in the Eurozone crisis, along with government austerity...

Google Play Books app arrives in Japan, adds translation, place info, highlighting and more

Engadget – 2012-09-25

Not content at stopping with its recent European tour, Google Play Books has made the trip to Japan and brought back a handful of new features. In addition to support for reading Japanese books in a...

Allen Lane dominates Science Books prize

The Bookseller – 2012-09-25

Allen Lane has dominated the shortlist for this year’s £10,000 Royal Society Winton...

Going Beyond E-Books, Barnes & Noble Nook Launches Digital Video Store

AllThingsD – 2012-09-25

Barnes & Noble Nook is ramping up its digital media offerings with a new video-download and rental service.

Beijing ban on Japanese books 'may spread'

The Bookseller – 2012-09-25

Books by Japanese authors and titles about Japanese topics have been removed from bookshops in...

Books bloggers are harming literature, warns Booker prize head judge

Guardian – 2012-09-25

Peter Stothard, chair of this year's Booker prize judges, says the mass of online opinion about books could kill off literary criticismThe chair of this year's Man Booker prize judges has warned that...

Google Play Books Update Adds Geographical Lookup, Translations

AllThingsD – 2012-09-25

Google's Books application for Android gets smarter with new reference tools.

People Still Want to Ban Books in High Schools; Tig Notaro Has a Book Deal

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-09-25

Today in books and publishing: New Jersey book columnist discovers the Internet; lesbian pulp novelist Tereska Torrès dies; Schwarzenegger, Olympia Snowe, and a Scientology insider tell...

So many books, so little time

Salon.com – 2012-09-27

A son talks about the books he and his mother chose to read during the last months of her life

Barnes & Noble launches new tablets in e-books fight

Reuters – 2012-09-27

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc's first high-definition tablets, unveiled on Wednesday, were well received by analysts who said the devices keep the bookseller in the fight with Amazon.com...

Penguin sues authors over 'failing to deliver books'

Guardian – 2012-09-27

Prozac Nation author Elizabeth Wurtzel among a dozen writers being taking to court to recoup advances for books that the publisher says didn't materialiseProzac Nation author Elizabeth Wurtzel is one...

What books to assign to a group of inmate-students?

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-09-28

Dickens or Denisovich? Mailer or Malamud? This professor agonized over the reading list for a class of prison inmates.

North Atlantic Books Transforms with the Times

Publishers Weekly – 2012-09-28

Almost four decades after Richard Grossinger and Lindy Hough founded North Atlantic Books in Vermont, the press, which has been in Berkeley, Calif., since 1977, continues to evolve within the body,...

Jean-Claude Carriere, Umberto Eco look at the future of books and information in “This Is Not the End of the Book”

The Washington Post – 2012-09-28

The French don’t have cafes just because they like coffee. They love conversation, philosophical and political arguments, any kind of spirited talk about writing, ideas, culture. For many years,...

SourceBooks releases Shakesperience interactive e-books

The Bookseller – 2012-10-02

US publisher SourceBooks has developed a new range of interactive e-books for Apple devices based...

Matthewson joins Odedina at Hot Key Books

The Bookseller – 2012-10-02

Emma Matthewson is joining Hot Key Books as editor-at-large, moving from her role as editorial...

Allen & Unwin buys Murdoch Books

The Bookseller – 2012-10-03

Australian publisher Allen & Unwin has announced the acquisition of Murdoch Books. The sum...

Simply Books wins Stockport retail award

The Bookseller – 2012-10-05

Simply Books of Bramhall in Cheshire has been judged Independent Retailer of the Year at the...

Google and publishers reach settlement on digitized books case

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-10-06

Publishers can now decide whether Google can digitize out-of-print books still protected by copyright, but does not settle the issue of individual author rights.

Rowling to write more kids' books

BBC – 2012-10-07

Author JK Rowling has promised fans that her next published book will be for children.

BookShout pulls users’ Kindle, Nook books onto other platforms

GigaOM – 2012-10-10

Startup BookShout lets users import their Kindle and Nook books into its iOS, Android and web-based social reading platform. But the function doesn't work very well yet, and it seems as if it's only...

Oyster gets $3M to become the Spotify of books

GigaOM – 2012-10-11

Oyster, a new startup that wants to be the Spotify of books, announced it has raised $3 million led by Founders Fund. The money will help Oyster build a library that allows members to access an...

Hot Key Books wins YA trilogy from Carey 

The Bookseller – 2012-10-11

Hot Key Books has bought three books from Observatory Mansions-author Edward Carey, his first...

Italian books trade slumping

The Bookseller – 2012-10-11

The books market in Italy has “deteriorated significantly” in 2011 and the first nine...

Oyster: A Spotify For Books

Fast Company – 2012-10-11

Oyster, a fledgling mobile service for Spotify-style on-demand books, has raised $3 million in funding led by Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Oyster, which is still a work in progress, will let users of...

E-books Share of Canadian Market Pegged at 16%

Publishers Weekly – 2012-10-12

BookNet Canada’s first survey of where Canadians buy books and what types of books they buy found that about 16% of purchases in the first half of 2012 were of e-books, while paperback remained the...

Kindle Users To Get Refunds And Lower Prices on E-Books After Settlement

AllThingsD – 2012-10-14

Buy a lot of e-books? Thank your state attorney general for the credit you'll get next year.

Haynes to sell e-books independently

The Bookseller – 2012-10-16

Haynes Publishing is launching its first range of e-books and selling them independently through...

Wimpy Kid books to go digital

The Bookseller – 2012-10-16

Puffin is releasing the first six Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney as e-books for the first time on...

Renovated Kepler's Books has grand reopening

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-10-17

Bibliophiles flocked to the renovated Kepler's Books and Magazines in Menlo Park on Tuesday for its grand reopening.

E-books Offer Silver Lining for Australians

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-10-16

Australian book sales have plunged 10% in 2012, but e-book sales are finally taking off, writes Andrew Wilkins.

Amazon struggles to get its books onto the bestseller charts

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-10-19

Books published by Amazon like the Penny Marshall memoir 'My Mother Was Nuts' have not seen strong sales.

More Warburton to Hodder Children's Books

The Bookseller – 2012-10-19

Hodder Children's Books has acquired a new series by The Winter Trilogy author Ruth Warburton...

Arcadia Books bought out of liquidation

The Bookseller – 2012-10-19

Arcadia Books has been bought out of liquidation by photographer Basil Hyman, with its publisher...

DRM-Free E-Books Makes Writers A Bundle of Cash

Fast Company – 2012-10-24

A group of writers are quids in following an experiment to sell a bundle of DRM-free e-books. Sales of The Humble Bundle, which included works from authors Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman and the...

Bowker: Number of self-published books up 287% since 2006

GigaOM – 2012-10-24

New statistics from Bowker show that the self-publishing industry in the United States is growing rapidly, with four companies dominating the space. Amazon's CreateSpace accounts for the most...

Books as Brands

Publishers Weekly – 2012-10-15

Licensing is a growing focus for many publishers as they look to generate awareness and spur book sales for in-house developed and acquired properties, and bring in incremental revenue.

Self-published books triple in production since 2006

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-10-26

Self-published books make up 43 percent of the print titles released in 2011 and helped to drive the first growth in print production since 2007, according to a new study from Bowker.

Italy Print Falls 8.7%, But E-Books Are Up

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-10-27

At the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012, the Italian Publishers Association presented statistics about Italy's book market.

Three books on Frankenstein

The Washington Post – 2012-10-27

At the end of Mary Shelley’s haunting story of scientific hubris, Dr. Frankenstein’s monster floats into the Arctic darkness to let his spirit “sleep in peace.” But of course, we’ve been...

News Corp in bid for Penguin books

CNN – 2012-10-29

News Corp has approached Pearson about a possible cash offer for its Penguin books business, threatening to derail talks about an all-share merger between Penguin and Bertelsmann's Random House...

Books to Read in the Dark

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-10-30

There may be one small upside to the power going out. You can finally sit down and read the books you've been studiously ignoring.Related StoriesLevi Johnston's Glamorous Alaska Wedding'Homeland'...

Maritime Books opens bookshop

The Bookseller – 2012-10-31

Naval book publisher Maritime Books has opened its first bookshop in the Historic Dockyard in...

Korea’s Moglue Offers Interactive Publishing Tools for Kids Books

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-01

By Dennis Abrams Want to create and publish an interactive children’s book but don’t have a lot of technical expertise?  Now there’s help. New York  ... 

Book World: ‘Books to Die For,’ reviewed by Michael Dirda

The Washington Post – 2012-11-01

BOOKS TO DIE FOR The World’s Greatest Mystery Writers on the World’s Greatest Mystery Novels Edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke Emily Bestler/Atria. 537 pp. $29.99 Read full article...

Amazon finds its books aren’t welcome at many bookstores

The Washington Post – 2012-10-31

“Care of Wooden Floors,” by Will Wiles, is the kind of novel you’d expect to see on a “staff picks” shelf at an independent bookstore. A slim but sophisticated farce by a relatively unknown...

In Japan, Kindle May Finally Push Publishers Into E-books

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-05

Like Kobo, Amazon's Japan e-bookstore is hampered by limited title selection, but the recent launch will motivate publishers to finally digitize their catalogs.

Ferriss: Even if I sell a million Kindle books, some people will call it a failure

GigaOM – 2012-11-06

On November 20, Amazon will publish one of the biggest titles on its inaugural NY list: The 4-Hour Chef by bestselling author Tim Ferriss. Mediocre sales of Penny Marshall's memoir are hanging over...

Digital Islam: Tunisian Start-up Targets Muslims with E-books

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-06

Tunisia’s ISLAMeBooks, one of several new digital start-ups in the Arab world, is looking to help explain Islamic practice and theology to a wider readership.

EU regulators to accept Apple and book publishers' offer of cheaper e-books

Engadget – 2012-11-06

According to Reuters, EU regulators look likely to accept an offer from Apple and a handful of publishers, including Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette Livre and Macmillan. The assembled...

HC uses iBooks Author for Hobbit film e-books

The Bookseller – 2012-11-08

HarperCollins is capitalising on the forthcoming release of the first Hobbit film by putting out...

Four Books to Watch from New Zealand

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-08

Four titles from New Zealand that will appeal to global readers include the war story Lives We Leave Behind by Maxine Alterio, ACB with Honora Lee by Kate de Goldi, and two culinary titles.

Use FSS Google Books to download titles for offline reading

Betanews – 2012-11-08

Google Books is great at helping you find interesting reads, and makes it easy to view them online from just about any device. The service isn’t quite as versatile when it comes to letting you...

A New Era for Books: The Random House-Penguin Merger Is Just the Start

The Atlantic – 2012-11-08

The biggest publishing companies have an easy plan to save their industry: Get bigger

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