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Bringing E-books to Stores

Publishers Weekly – 2011-05-23

Booksellers attending the Canadian Booksellers Association's National Conference in Toronto, May 13–15, were introduced to innovations from two Canadian companies designed to help bricks-and-mortar...

Review copies of upcoming books go digital – 2011-05-23

NEWBURYPORT — The e-book revolution has opened a new frontier: In an old brick building overlooking a boatyard on the Merrimack River, a company is offering a new way to publicize books in the...

Amazon says it now sells more e-books than print books

L.A. Times – 2011-05-20

The surge in e-book sales by Amazon is in keeping with the publishing industry's trend toward digital books and away from hardcover and paperback now sells more digital books than... Says Kindle E-Book Sales Surpass Printed Books

BusinessWeek – 2011-05-20 Inc., the largest online retailer, said sales of electronic books have overtaken those of printed versions for the first time, a sign of the growing dominance of its Kindle digital reader.

Bookseller Puts Focus on Digital Books

The Wall Street Journal – 2011-05-20

Barnes & Noble is expected to debut a new e-reader on Tuesday, marking the latest chapter in the bookseller's battle with Apple and Amazon in the fast-growing digital book sales business.

Celebrities don't read books

Guardian – 2011-05-20

The pleasures of reading elude some of our biggest names – from Jamie Oliver to, erm, Davinia TaylorMindful of its responsibilities to put something back, Lost in Showbiz is toying with the idea of...

E-Books Outsell Print Books at Amazon

The New York Times – 2011-05-20 said that it sold 105 e-books for every 100 printed books, a milestone that its chief executive, Jeff Bezos, said had occurred sooner than expected.

HMV selling books unit for $86 million – 2011-05-20

Struggling entertainment retailer HMV Group PLC said Friday it is selling its Waterstone's bookshops to raise 53 million pounds ($86 million).

Kindle E-books Top Print Books Sales on Amazon

PC World – 2011-05-20

It happened. Amazon says e-book sales have surpassed physical book sales on

Amazon says e-books now outselling paper books

Reuters – 2011-05-19

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Inc said on Thursday that it now sells more digital e-books than paper books and that its recently introduced lower-priced Kindle e-reader is outselling other versions...

Number of US physical books printed increases despite digital

The Bookseller – 2011-05-18

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 18/05/2011 - 15:57 Traditional US print book output in 2010 increased 5% in 2010, despite the huge growth in e-books, though there was a continuing...

WBN giveaway to be cut to 500,000 books

The Bookseller – 2011-05-17

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 17/05/2011 - 15:59 World Book Night in 2012 will see 500,000 rather than 1m books given away, WBN founder Jamie Byng told Book Industry...

World Book Day titles to revert to single books

The Bookseller – 2011-05-17

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Tue, 17/05/2011 - 09:05 Jacqueline Wilson and Roald Dahl are among the high-profile authors selected for the 2012 £1 World Book Day books, which will...

Sticking with Books

Publishers Weekly – 2011-05-16

As publishers worry about the shrinking number of physical bookstores, Levy Home Entertainment is making the case that mass merchants will be a viable alternative not only to showcase books but to...

Publishers battle for Townshend and Walliams books

The Bookseller – 2011-05-13

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 13/05/2011 - 08:30 The Who guitarist Pete Townshend and "Little Britain" star David Walliams are the latest figures to have memoirs put in front of...

Bring Your Byline To Baby Books

Media Bistro – 2011-05-12

Conceive service stories about pregnancy and parenting for for these mommy mags. How To Pitch: Babytalk How To Pitch: Conceive See all How To Pitch articles New Career Opportunities Daily: The best...

Charlaine Harris sells 1m Kindle e-books

The Bookseller – 2011-05-12

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 12/05/2011 - 09:19 Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse series of novels, has become the latest writer to sell more than one million...

Osama bin Laden books rushing to market

CBC – 2011-05-06

An e-book of essays written following the death of Osama bin Laden will be published Monday, the first in an onslaught of books about the al-Qaeda leader and the hunt to find him.

AUDIO: Are ebooks killing off paper books?

BBC News – 2011-05-03

The Publishers Association have released new figures which explain how much damage ebooks are doing to their paper based alternatives.

Digital sales now worth 6%, as e-books grow 300% in 2010

The Bookseller – 2011-05-03

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 03/05/2011 - 09:22 The digital publishing market is now worth 6% of UK publishers' sales, the Publishers Association has revealed, with consumer...

Sandra Boynton Demonstrates App, Signs Books--and a Few Nooks

Publishers Weekly – 2011-05-03

Monday night’s Sandra Boynton book event at the Barnes & Noble on Manhattan’s Upper East Side looked like a pretty normal book signing--normal for Boynton, the bestselling children’s book author,...

Al Gore's Next Invention: The Future of Books? (Cheap Shot, But Cool App) [NetworkEffect]

AllThingsD – 2011-04-29

Push Pop Press, a digital book publishing platform, went live with its first title this week, Al Gore's "Our Choice," available as an iOS app for $4.99.

E-books among's top sellers as its parent's profits tumble

The Bookseller – 2011-04-27

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 27/04/2011 - 09:39 has reported a steep drop in profit despite boosting sales by over a third. also revealed that one print...

A Mix That Includes Fewer Books

Publishers Weekly – 2011-04-25

One of the industry's biggest issues in 2011 is the loss of retail shelf space for print titles. The trend of book retailers devoting less space—and generating lower sales—from new books is seen in...

The Big Children's Books of BEA

Publishers Weekly – 2011-04-25

Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle and James Dashner's the Maze Runner trilogy are both drawing to a conclusion, while noteworthy collaborations from Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman, and Dave...

Amazon says Kindle soon to access library e-books – 2011-04-21

Owners of the Kindle from will be able to download e-books from 11,000 US libraries later this year, the company said yesterday.

Cheap E-Books Crowd Best Sellers

The Wall Street Journal – 2011-04-21

The nation's largest book publishers are facing increasing pricing pressure on the digital front as the number of cheap, self-published digital titles gain popularity with readers seeking...

Cheapest E-Books Upend the Charts [Voices]

AllThingsD – 2011-04-21

The nation's largest book publishers are facing increasing pricing pressure on the digital front as the number of cheap, self-published digital titles gain popularity with readers seeking...

Kindle Books to Be Loaned From Libraries Later This Year

PC World – 2011-04-21

Amazon said Wednesday that its popular Kindle e-reader will allow customers to borrow Kindle books from more than 11,000 U.S. libraries starting later this year.

Kindle to Offer E-Books From Libraries

The Wall Street Journal – 2011-04-21 said it will allow readers to borrow Kindle books free at more than 11,000 U.S. libraries, a new twist in the growing battle for market share among electronic tablet makers.

You’ll be able to check out books on your Kindle – and write in them

Poynter. – 2011-04-21

paidContent.orgAmazon announced this morning that sometime later this year, Kindle owners and Kindle app users will be able to check out its e-books from local libraries. The service will enable...

Bite-size books: Abridged too far?

The Independent – 2011-04-20

One of the 20th century's key encounters took place in 1919, when Henry Crouch visited Albert Einstein at the latter's home in Berne, Switzerland. The great scientist's key paper, "Cosmological...

Print Stumbles Early As E-Books Skyrocket

Publishers Weekly – 2011-04-18

The two reports measure different aspects of the book market and one is far more comprehensive than the other, but figures released last week by Nielsen BookScan and the Association of American...

Beautiful Books signs Real Man cookbooks

The Bookseller – 2011-04-12

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 12/04/2011 - 08:00 Beautiful Books has signed exclusive world rights at London Book Fair with The Real Man Pizza Company to produce a series of...

Candice Bushnell Sells Two New YA Books

The New York Observer – 2011-04-12

HarperCollins will publish two more young adult novels by Observer alum Candace Bushnell. Ms. Bushnell's first foray into the genre, The Carrie Diaries, hit stores last spring and explored the Sex...

Downloading Free Books to Your IPad

PC World – 2011-04-11

Reading reader Greg Jacobs is interested in putting books other than those available from the iBookstore on his iPad. He writes:

Time called on enhanced e-books at LBF digital conference

The Bookseller – 2011-04-10

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Sun, 10/04/2011 - 16:03 Enhanced e-books are dead, discoverability is the most important issue facing e-book vendors, while pricing strategies should be...

Rowling deliberates over e-books

The Sydney Morning Herald – 2011-04-05

Author considers spreading Harry Potter magic to e-book market.

Cooking the Books with Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine

Publishers Weekly – 2011-04-04

With their food blog aimed at 20-something cooks, college cooking website, and forthcoming book, In the Small Kitchen: 100 Recipes from Our Year of Cooking in the Real World (Morrow, May), Cara...

Lessons from Powell's Books

Publishers Weekly – 2011-04-04

Just one week before Borders filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., laid off 31 employees, or 7% of its workforce, a move that followed downsizing the staff...

Media Cache: Playing Catch-Up in E-Books

The New York Times – 2011-04-04

Outside the United States, the digital book business is still in its infancy and has problems to resolve before taking off.

Backlist E-Books Find an Audience

The Wall Street Journal – 2011-04-01

E-Book publishers like Open Road are revitalizing older works—and, in some cases, attracting attention to e-originals—with aggressive online marketing, including social networking and videos.

"Forensic and furious" books up for Orwell Prize

The Bookseller – 2011-03-31

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Thu, 31/03/2011 - 09:00 Titles on feminism, New Labour and the life and times of Christopher Hitchens have been longlisted for the 2011 Orwell Prize for...

Beautiful Books buys Waugh biography

The Bookseller – 2011-03-31

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Thu, 31/03/2011 - 15:30 Beautiful Books has acquired an “inquisitive” biography of Brideshead Revisited author Evelyn Waugh. Evelyn! Rhapsody for an...

Taschen's First 3D Books Are Big

Publishers Weekly – 2011-03-31

Always adventurous publisher Taschen is launching its first line of 3D books, and, as you’d expect from a house known for its outsize books--and subjects--the first Taschen books getting the 3D...

Borders collapse: readers turn to e-books

The Sydney Morning Herald – 2011-03-28

Interest in e-books has jumped since Borders and Angus & Robertson slipped into voluntary administration.

O'Brien: Where Google Books went wrong, and how to fix it

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-03-27

Last week a judge shot down a propose settlement that would have given Google vast power to scan and sell millions of books. The drawn-out fight over Google Books has dinged the company's image, but...

Options for Google Books may be limited

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-03-26

As Google, the Author's Guild and other allies assess their options in the wake of a federal judge's decision this week to scuttle their plans to create a digital library of every book ever...

Audio books added to Kindle downloads

The Independent – 2011-03-25 on Thursday added books read aloud by celebrities, authors and others to the library of works that can be wirelessly downloaded to the latest generation Kindle electronic readers.

The Google Books Saga Continues

EContent Magazine – 2011-03-24

Posted in ArticleAnother day, another new phase of the ongoing Google Books legal drama. Google’s proposed settlement with authors and publishers was rejected by the case’s judge, and both sides...

Baidu to introduce anti-piracy technology for books product

Reuters – 2011-03-24

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Baidu Inc, China's largest search engine, said on Thursday it would introduce anti-piracy technology for its document and books product in May, countering criticism that the firm...

Federal judge rejects Google books deal as going 'too far'

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-03-23

A federal judge has rejected a proposed settlement that would have allowed Google to proceed with its controversial plans to digitize the world's books.

Mainstream, J R Books and Pan to rush Elizabeth Taylor titles

The Bookseller – 2011-03-23

Written By: Katie Allen and Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 23/03/2011 - 15:48 Mainstream, J R Books, Pan and Faber are to rush publication of titles on Elizabeth Taylor, after the...

The 50 books every child should read

The Independent – 2011-03-23

Education Secretary Michael Gove says that children aged 11 should be reading 50 books a year to improve literacy standards.

Indigo Books & Music Inc. Appoints New President, CFO

CNW – 2011-03-23

TORONTO, March 22 /CNW/ - Indigo Books & Music Inc. (TSX: IDG), Canada's largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer today announced the appointment of veteran retailer and current Indigo Board...

Judge Rejects Google’s Deal to Digitize Books

The New York Times – 2011-03-23

A decision against a class-action settlement threw Google’s plans into limbo and undid years of negotiation.

B&N Is #1 in Trade Books

Publishers Weekly – 2011-03-21

Barnes & Noble, through its combination of physical bookstores and, remained the largest outlet for the sale of trade books in 2010. That was one of the first findings from Bowker’s annual...

Orange offers 23k e-books for sale via Android app

The Bookseller – 2011-03-17

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 17/03/2011 - 06:47 Orange has launched an e-book app for Android, with a "one-click buy" system which directly bills a user's Orange account....

NYT: HarperCollins Limits Lending Life of Library E-books

Digital Media Wire – 2011-03-16

New York - Some libraries have stopped buying e-book titles from HarperCollins, after the publisher announced a new policy whereby its library e-books will expire after they are lent out 26 times,...

Mulholland Books acquires debut by "Saw" writers

The Bookseller – 2011-03-16

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 16/03/2011 - 09:04 Hodder thriller imprint Mulholland Books has acquired a fiction debut by "Saw" writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan,...

As Library E-Books Live Long, Publisher Sets Expiration Date

The New York Times – 2011-03-15

While librarians are pushing for access to more e-books to satisfy demand, publishers are reconsidering how much that access should be worth.

World Book Day books top charts but sales are down on last year

The Bookseller – 2011-03-15

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 15/03/2011 - 15:56 Sales of the six £1 World Book Day books fell 36% week-on-week, to 159,000 copies sold—a figure down 9% on the comparative week...

Children's Books Publishing in Asia

Publishers Weekly – 2011-03-14

In most parts of Asia, wizardry and fantastical plots have lost much of their magic after dominating the bestseller list for so long. The subsequent vampire and werewolf fever is, by comparison, not...

From books to the box, Rushdie to write and produce TV show

The Independent – 2011-03-12

There was a time when the giants of literature sneered at the small screen. But now Sir Salman Rushdie is moving from books to the box after signing up to write his first television drama.

Grace Dent to Leave Twitter for Faber/Guardian Books

The Bookseller – 2011-03-09

Publication Date: Wed, 09/03/2011 - 14:40 Faber and Guardian Books have acquired a title by columnist and author Grace Dent about social networking phenomenon Twitter. Guardian Books publisher Lisa...

£1 World Book Day books storm to the top of the charts

The Bookseller – 2011-03-08

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 08/03/2011 - 16:01 The latest crop of £1 World Book Day books, led by Cope & Davies' Spy Dog/The Great Pet Shop Panic (Puffin/S&S) take positions...

Forth Ports opens books to Arcus for £744m bid

The Independent – 2011-03-08

Britain's last independent listed ports operator may finally be about to sell out as Forth Ports opens its books to a £744m offer from Arcus Capital.

Sainsbury's launches own-brand kids' books

The Bookseller – 2011-03-07

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 07/03/2011 - 09:00 Sainsbury's has launched a range of own brand pre-school children's books, publishing eight titles in collaboration with...

HarperCollins Wants Libraries to Pay (and Pay...and Pay...) for e-Books

PC World – 2011-03-05

Back in 1984, I wrote a book that sold to a lot of libraries. It stayed on the shelves for over a decade. If it had been an e-book published today by HarperCollins, there's a good chance it would...

Denise Oswald Lands at It Books

The New York Observer – 2011-03-04

Denise Oswald, former editorial director for indie publisher Soft Skull Press, has landed a new job as a senior editor at HarperCollins imprint It Books. The Observer broke the news that Soft Skull...

World Book Night books defy the critics as sales grow

The Bookseller – 2011-03-04

Written By: Philip Stone and Felicity Wood Publication Date: Fri, 04/03/2011 - 09:43 The majority of the books to be handed out tomorrow (5th March) as part of World Book Night have already...

Spielberg's DreamWorks Buys Movie Rights to WikiLeaks Books

Digital Media Wire – 2011-03-03

Los Angeles - Director Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks has purchased the movie rights to two books about WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, Deadline Hollywood reported. They include "WikiLeaks:...

Adults and teenagers still prefer prints books to e-books, WBD survey says

The Bookseller – 2011-03-03

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 03/03/2011 - 07:34 Almost half of teenagers have read a book on a computer, according to a new survey to mark World Book Day. As hundreds of events...

Random House US to bring 17K books to iBookstore

The Bookseller – 2011-03-02

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 02/03/2011 - 18:05 Random House US is introducing 17,000 books to the iBookstore, several days after it announced it had moved to agency pricing. At...

New library program helps people with print disabilities access books

CNW – 2011-03-02

TORONTO, March 1 /CNW/ - With the launch of a new provincially-funded library program, public libraries across Canada are enabling people with print disabilities to access literature like never...

Atkinson takes top, kids books climb and the Beeb boosts sales

The Bookseller – 2011-03-01

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 01/03/2011 - 16:09 Kate Atkinson has knocked Jamie Oliver off the top of the charts, thanks largely to a spot in W H Smith's "£2.99 if you buy the...

Media Decoder: Random House Adopts New Model for Selling E-Books

The New York Times – 2011-03-01

Beginning Tuesday, Random House will join other major book publishers in selling its e-books using the so-called agency model, setting its own prices for e-books while the retailer takes a...

Dulwich Books invests in 'modern' redesign

The Bookseller – 2011-03-01

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 01/03/2011 - 15:06 Dulwich Books has invested nearly £10,000 on a revamp to increase book space and create a new area for events. The owner Sheila...

Indians mourn loss of father of comic books

The Independent – 2011-02-28

Indians mourned Saturday the death of Anant Pai, known as the father of the nation's comic book industry, whose vibrant adaptations of Hindu mythology educated and entertained children for decades.

Random House may sell e-books on Apple devices

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-02-28

Stieg Larsson's novels may finally be headed to the iBookstore. Random House Inc., which publishes Larsson, Dan Brown and John Grisham, among others, announced Monday that it had agreed to use the...

Media Decoder: A Limit on Lending E-Books

The New York Times – 2011-02-28

Beginning in March, e-books from HarperCollins may be lent by public libraries only 26 times before the license expires.

Google introduces e-books to Android market

The Bookseller – 2011-02-25

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Fri, 25/02/2011 - 08:20 Google has introduced e-books to the web version of its Android Market of apps. By buying an app on the webstore, a user can...

Android Market e-books goes live; music and movies to follow?

Betanews – 2011-02-25

By Tim Conneally, Betanews The Android Market has never had any specific ban on carrying and selling straight up text documents, and users could search through the market and find apps that were, in...

WikiLeaks books roundup – reviews

Guardian – 2011-02-20

Inside WikiLeaks by Daniel Domscheit-Berg; WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy by David Leigh and Luke HardingOf the making of books about WikiLeaks, there is apparently no end. Even as...

Two books on blacks and the White House

The Washington Post – 2011-02-20

On Jan. 20, 2009, more than 1 million people crowded into Washington, D.C., to witness and celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama. The television audience in the tens of millions created a...

Indies could earn as much as 30% from books sold via Gardners' Hive

The Bookseller – 2011-02-18

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 18/02/2011 - 16:30 Book wholesaler Gardners has begun consulting with independent booksellers over the direction of its consumer website, with one...

Indian comic books fight back

The Independent – 2011-02-18

India's first comic book convention opens in the capital New Delhi on Saturday, with organisers expecting thousands of fans to prove the art form is thriving in the Internet age.

5 books about words

The Washington Post – 2011-02-16

Want to create an impromptu singalong? Just stand in a room of Gen X adults and let loose with " Conjunction Junction ." I had a mom I'd never spoken with belting out, "What's your function? Hooking...

Are Books Dying? Borders Chain in Bankruptcy

ABC News – 2011-02-16

Another bookseller hits the rocks.

HarperCollins Children's Books acquires four

The Bookseller – 2011-02-14

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 14/02/2011 - 17:21 HarperCollins Childrens Books publishing director Helen Mackenzie Smith has bought her first books since joining the publisher...

Beautiful Books acquires two "major" autumn titles

The Bookseller – 2011-02-10

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 10/02/2011 - 08:00 Beautiful Books has acquired two "major" non-fiction titles for autumn 2011, with one revisiting Orwell's Wigan Pier and...

UK bestsellers help Hachette prove resilient as e-books rise in the US

The Bookseller – 2011-02-10

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 10/02/2011 - 10:08 Bestsellers from Hachette UK helped limit the decline in sales at parent Lagardere Publishing, according to results filed by...

Dominic Kingston to leave Macmillan Children's Books

The Bookseller – 2011-02-10

Publication Date: Thu, 10/02/2011 - 07:55 Senior publicity manager Dominic Kingston is to leave Macmillan Children's Books (MCB) at the end of April. Kingston has been with the publisher since 2005,...

Check Google Books data for errors, publishers warned

The Bookseller – 2011-02-04

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 04/02/2011 - 09:01 Publishers are being warned to check their Google Books data online as thousands of titles have been mistakenly attributed to...

In Japan, iPad spurs 60 firms to create e-books

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-02-04

Number of the day 60 That's how many Japanese companies may be turning paper books into e-books, filling a void by publishers. Japan's cramped living conditions prompt people to get their books...

Research shows male writers still dominate books world

Guardian – 2011-02-04

Statistics from US campaigners Vida confirm dramatic gender imbalance in literary critics and the authors reviewedThe gender imbalance at the heart of the British and American literary establishment...

Emma Hopkin to leave Macmillan Children's Books

The Bookseller – 2011-02-04

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 04/02/2011 - 16:42 Emma Hopkin, managing director of Macmillan children's books, is to leave the company on 21st April to "pursue an exciting...

Non-agency authors are Amazon UK’s bestselling e-books

The Bookseller – 2011-02-03

Written By: Lisa Campbell has reiterated its opposition to agency pricing as it revealed its top-selling e-book authors are not governed by the model. Last week announced...

Goldsboro Books to double in size with new shop

The Bookseller – 2011-02-03

Written By: Lisa Campbell Central London independent Goldsboro Books is expanding to a new premises more than double its size. The retailer, is currently based in Cecil Court in a 40 square metre...

Penguin Children's Books creates new licensing wing

The Bookseller – 2011-02-03

Written By: Benedicte Page A new Media and Entertainment group has been created within Penguin Children’s Books under newly promoted publishing director Eric Huang. The group combines the BBC...

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