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E-Book Readers Face Sticker Shock

AllThingsD – 2011-12-16

Cheap new e-readers are expected to be one of the hottest gifts this holiday season. But new owners of Kindles and Nooks may be in for sticker shock on Christmas morning: The price gap between the print and e-versions of some top sellers has now narrowed to within a few dollars -- and in some cases, e-books are more expensive than their printed equivalents.
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OFT closes e-book probe, but EC inquiry continues

The European Commission has announced it has opened formal antitrust proceedings to investigate... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-06

Oh the irony! Readers launch campaign to save a newspaper on Facebook

I attended a breakfast lecture this morning - at the Savoy, since you ask - about the ongoing transition from print to online. I accepted the Chatham House rules so I can't go into details.However,... | Guardian – 2011-12-06

Media Decoder Blog: Many Online Book Buyers First Shop Around in Stores

According to a survey, 24 percent of people who said they had bought books from an online retailer in the last month also said they had seen the book in a brick-and-mortar bookstore first. | The New York Times – 2011-12-05

A disabled writer's book unfolds a tap at a time

Peter Winkler, his body trapped by rheumatoid arthritis, wrote the first biography of Dennis Hopper to come out after the actor's death. Little did his agent know that he had to punch out the... | L.A. Times – 2011-12-03

Coates to launch Bilbary e-book site

Former Waterstone's m.d. Tim Coates is to launch Bilbary (, an international... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-02

E-book market forecast to hit $5.2B as the book industry burns

I've never seen an industry change faster than digital publishing, where the sudden love of e-books created a "backdraft" that set the entire value chain aflame. These three large-scale shifts will... | GigaOM – 2011-12-02

Mukherjee scoops £10,000 Guardian First Book Award

The only non-fiction title shortlisted for the 2011 Guardian First Book Award has taken home the... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-02

What purpose do book publishers serve?

The traditional publishing industry has been taking a beating lately from Amazon and the rise of self-publishing, but one writer says working with a publisher has a lot of benefits that... | GigaOM – 2011-12-02

Kobo 2012 Book Club Launches - Offered for Free with Purchase of the Kobo eReader Touch Edition

There's Never Been a Better Time to Buy: Popular Kobo Touch eReaders Now Offer Even More Value - Include a Free Book Every Month | CNW – 2011-12-01

Mark Cuban crows about $2.99 best-selling business book

In one day, the slim under-100-page book, titled "How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It," soared to the top of the bestseller charts.LOS ANGELES ( - With the... | Chicago Tribune – 2011-11-30

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 finally an e-book

Science fiction and fantasy author Ray Bradbury, longtime enemy of the e-book, has finally allowed his dystopian classic Fahrenheit 451 to be published in digital format. | CBC – 2011-11-30

Irish Sports Book of the Year shortlist revealed

Titles on rugby, cycling, horse racing and Gaelic games have been shortlisted for this year... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-28

Digital Book Census shows rates creep up

Digital royalty rates paid to authors by publishers are increasing, though there remains... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-25

New SoA chair urges e-book rate rethink

Falco creator Lindsey Davis has become the new chair of the Society of Authors, vowing to... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-25

Traverse City Is for Book Lovers

Megan Raphael, executive director of the National Writers Series, a literary nonprofit organization, in Traverse City, Mich., insists that local government leaders should declare it a “book city.” | Publishers Weekly – 2011-11-25

VIDEO: Kerouac's 'lost' book published

American author Jack Kerouac's first ever novel, which was thought to be lost, has been published 40 years after his death. | BBC News – 2011-11-25

Big data reveals Mac users book pricier hotels

It appears as if Apple users' willingness to shell out a little more cash for a premium experience doesn't stop at computers. Orbitz's data-crunching has found that Mac users also spend about $20... | GigaOM – 2011-11-23

Graphic novel wins Quebec children's book prize

A graphic novel about a boy navigating life after the death of his mother has won the young adult novel award from the Quebec Writers Federation. | CBC – 2011-11-23

Survey: Magazine e-readers want more digital content

Association of Magazine Media | Poynter. – 2011-11-22

iPad Magazine Readers to Publishers: More, Please

Publishers' hopes for the iPad and e-readers have come back to earth. But the people who actually download these things like them quite a bit, according to a new survey. | AllThingsD – 2011-11-21

Mark Cuban Takes Shot at Writing an E-Book

Mark Cuban has 335,000 friends on Facebook and 760,000 followers on Twitter. Monday, the Internet billionaire and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team will test just how friendly those fans... | AllThingsD – 2011-11-21

Report: Mark Cuban to publish e-book

(11-20) 17:15 PST , (AP) -- Internet billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will publish a 30,000-word "e-book" focused on business and success, according to The Wall Street Journal. The... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-11-21

In the year of the e-book, 5 lessons from — and for — news organizations

Mark 2011 as the year news organizations discovered e-books. Sure, Time Magazine tried one back in 2010, but this year at least 10 other newspapers, magazines or news websites have published at least... | Poynter. – 2011-11-19

Digital Readers 11 Percent of Total Magazine Audience

For those who still doubt that magazine content has a place in the digital world, new data proves magazines’ growing digital prowess. | Folio Magazine – 2011-11-18

2011 National Book Award Winners

Today on the Morning Media Menu (MP3 link), we revealed the winners of the 2011 National Book Awards. AgencySpy editor Kiran Aditham (pictured) also talked about the launch of Google's new music... | Media Bistro – 2011-11-17

Daunt: booksellers face same "crisis" as libraries

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 17/11/2011 - 10:01 Waterstone's m.d. James Daunt has said booksellers are facing the same “crisis" as libraries as he called on the public to lobby... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-17

Full Circle to publish UEA famous graduates book

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 17/11/2011 - 06:45 Full Circle Editions is to publish Body of Work, celebrating 40 years of the University of East Anglia writing course, associated... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-17

Hurricane Katrina novel among U.S. book award-winners

Stories of resilience in the face of poverty, displacement and disappearance triumphed Wednesday as U.S. writers, editors and publishers gathered in New York for the National Book Awards. | CBC – 2011-11-17

This Book Is 119 Years Overdue

Like many kids who grew up poor in the American hinterlands during the 19th century, Louis Bloom left few public traces. Born in Muncie, Ind. in 1879, he was the oldest child of a widowed mother who... | Slate – 2011-11-17

Callaway Digital Arts talks book-apps, brands and edutainment

Chief executive Rex Ishibashi on exploring the crossover between digital books and video gamesThe world of book-apps is a crowded place, with traditional publishers jostling with developers and... | Guardian – 2011-11-16

Andrew Keen's Next Book Will Attack the Social Web

In his latest attack against where the Web is going, author and provocateur Andrew Keen accuses social media of wrenching away its users' individuality. | AllThingsD – 2011-11-15

Guardian First Book shortlist heads Down the Rabbit Hole

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 14/11/2011 - 08:12 Stephen Kelman's Pigeon English (Bloomsbury) has made the shortlist of the £10,000 Guardian First Book Award, equaling its... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-14

Kelman shortlisted for Guardian First Book Award

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 14/11/2011 - 08:15 Stephen Kelman's Pigeon English (Bloomsbury) has made the shortlist of the £10,000 Guardian First Book Award, equaling its... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-14

L.A. Times releases first e-book, 'A Nightmare Made Real'

The e-book is an expanded version of Times staff writer Christopher Goffard's two-part series this summer on Louis Gonzalez III, a Las Vegas banker accused of kidnapping, torture and sexual assault.... | L.A. Times – 2011-11-14

Rooney strikes back with new HC book

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 14/11/2011 - 08:20 HarperCollins is publishing a new book by Wayne Rooney, having dismissed suggestions that it was on the brink of renegotiating the... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-14

The readers' editor on... the removal of share prices from the financial pages

Share prices have been dropped from print as a response to the changing ways in which our readership consumes journalismOne of the innovations at the Guardian when the paper went from a broadsheet to... | Guardian – 2011-11-14

Paterno biographer: Of course I’m going to include sexual abuse scandal in my book

Sports Illustrated Sportswriter Joe Posnanski, who temporarily moved to State College, Penn., to work on a biography of now-former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, explains why he’s remaining on the... | Poynter. – 2011-11-12

Ribblestrop scoops Guardian Children's Book Award

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 07:30 Return to Ribblestrop by Andy Mulligan (Simon & Schuster Children's Books) has been awarded the Guardian Children's Book Award,... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-11

The book is great technology, but it’s not good for everything

Printed books may have been groundbreaking technology 500 years ago, and they still have plenty of value as an information-distribution platform — but they are no longer good for every purpose, Matt... | GigaOM – 2011-11-11

Bodley Head buys book from Blair's ex-chief of staff

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 10/11/2011 - 15:52 Tony Blair's former chief of staff is writing a book for The Bodley Head about the intricacies of negotiations between... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-10

Sweet Briar book store to close in Davis

The Sweet Briar used-books store in Davis will begin its liquidation sale Friday and close Dec. 24, said owner Sharon Segal this afternoon. | SacBee – 2011-11-10

A book that shows just how newspapers influence public policy

As one would expect, Malcolm Dean made a good fist of promoting his own book in his Guardian article on Monday.But I think Democracy under attack - how the media distort policy and politics is so... | Guardian – 2011-11-09

Australian book industry moves to ease import restrictions

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Wed, 09/11/2011 - 09:15 Australia’s publishers have moved to compromise in the battle to protect their industry from parallel importing. According to... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-09

E-readers Are Big Winners in Tablet Wars

As budget media tablets race to the bottom on price, e-book readers are the real winners receiving deep price cuts and improved features. | PC World – 2011-11-09

Japan's Rakuten to Acquire E-book Retailer Kobo

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... | PC World – 2011-11-09

On Location: Book publishers borrowing a page from Hollywood

In a sewer beneath Las Vegas, a lethal vixen named Abigail is locked in a mortal struggle an outlaw cowboy with ties to Greek gods. | L.A. Times – 2011-11-09

‘The Great Big Book of Horrible Things,’ by Matthew White

Matthew White, a self-described “atrocitologist,” at the African Burial Ground National Monument in Lower Manhattan. | The New York Times – 2011-11-08

Canadian Culinary Book Awards 2011

TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - The winners of the 2011 Canadian Culinary Book Awards were announced at a gala awards ceremony today at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. The Canadian Culinary... | CNW – 2011-11-08

This Book Wants to Make You a Genius

'How to Be a Genius' teaches you the ins and outs of higher cranial power. | PC World – 2011-11-08

Chopra book to Amazon in "game-changing" deal

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 07/11/2011 - 08:45 Amazon has acquired a memoir by bestselling author Dr Deepak Chopra and his brother Dr Sanjiv Chopra. Amazon's Larry Kirshbaum... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-07

Deepak Chopra, brother in book deal with Amazon

(11-06) 11:14 PST NEW YORK, (AP) -- is adding another high-profile name to its publishing roster. The literary agent for spiritual doctor Deepak Chopra and his physician brother Sanjiv... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-11-07

Santa story in first 3D e-book

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 07/11/2011 - 14:52 Digital publisher Andrews UK has released the first 3D video-supported e-book onto the market through Apple’s iBookstore. The... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-07

Giffords book describes emotional shooting struggle

Representative Gabrielle Giffords vows to return to U.S. Congress in a new book that describes her months of intense therapy and her emotional struggle to come to terms with being shot in the head at... | CBC – 2011-11-05

Clinton offers job creation policies in new book

(11-03) 17:22 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton says in a new book that last summer's political fight over raising the U.S. debt ceiling made the nation look "weak and confused"... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-11-04

World Book Day plans reinvigoration for 2012 event

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 04/11/2011 - 15:27 World Book Day is set for a 2012 revamp, with new management, branding and digital promotional ideas hoping to achieve more than... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-04

World Book Day to revamp for 2012

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 07/11/2011 - 09:15 World Book Day is set for a 2012 revamp, with new management, branding and digital promotional ideas hoping to achieve more than... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-04

Amazon Prime Book Lending: Your FAQs Answered

Users can start borrowing books from Amazon right now, so here's what you need to know about using the service with your Kindle device. | PC World – 2011-11-03

Amazon sweetens Prime with Kindle book lending

Is Amazon Prime the best deal in tech? It just may be: Amazon now offers the capability for customers to loan out over 5,000 books for their Kindle or Kindle Fire devices. The Kindle Owners' Lending... | Betanews – 2011-11-03

Amazon, Now a Book Lender

Amazon is launching a digital-book lending library that will be available only to owners of its Kindle and Kindle Fire devices who are also subscribers to its $79-a-year Amazon Prime program. | The Wall Street Journal – 2011-11-03

Kindle lending: Book publishers still not getting it

The fact that none of the six major book publishers are taking part in the "Netflix for books" lending program that Amazon just launched for the Kindle is another sign that the industry is more... | GigaOM – 2011-11-03

Palo Alto family's experience depicted in children's book on gay marriage

When 'Yes on 8' signs began popping up on lawns in their Palo Alto neighborhood in 2008, Kathy and Lee Merkle-Raymond found themselves on the front line of the battle over gay marriage in California. | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-11-03

Penguin's e-book sales double

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 03/11/2011 - 09:55 Penguin's e-book sales have more than doubled in the first nine months of 2011, as parent Pearson reported an increase in total... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-03

Physical book sales slump £12m in October

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Thu, 03/11/2011 - 09:57 Printed book sales in October slumped 8% year-on-year, due largely to poor sales within the paperback fiction and... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-03

Yahoo hopes to reach readers with iPad magazine

Yahoo is joining the computer tablet bandwagon with a digital magazine designed for the iPad. | – 2011-11-03

Bill O'Reilly Book Deal on the Menu

Today's guest on the Morning Media Menu (MP3 link) was TVNewser co-editor Alex Weprin (pictured), discussing the debut ratings Rock Center With Brian Williams. We also talked about book deals for... | Media Bistro – 2011-11-02

Further falls in library use as book stock still suffers

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 02/11/2011 - 14:09 The latest annual statistics for the public library service show further falls in overall usage of the service amid a continuing... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-02

EUP reports 40% rise in e-book sales

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 01/11/2011 - 09:40 Sales and profit for 2011 have slumped at Edinburgh University Press at the same time the company has reported a 40% rise in... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-01

Mike Mayo's new book blasts Wall Street

Mike Mayo is at it again. Mayo is the Wall Street analyst who has been a thorn in the side of banks for years. Outspoken, blunt, volatile and prickly, the 48-year old has been ridiculed by his peers,... | – 2011-11-01

E-book charts published in Wall Street Journal

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 31/10/2011 - 08:20 The first official sales charts including e-book sales data have been published in the Wall Street Journal this weekend,... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-31

Magazine Publishers Look to Where Digital is Booming: The Book Business

After the initial flurry of excitement surrounding the release of their digital editions, magazine publishers are now beginning to focus on the strategies behind the products. In addition to complete... | Folio Magazine – 2011-10-28

S&S bags Lynda Bellingham in two-book fiction deal

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 28/10/2011 - 10:53 Actress and “Loose Women” co-presenter Lynda Bellingham has signed a two-book deal with Simon & Schuster to write commercial... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-28

Johnny Vegas book delayed until next year

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 27/10/2011 - 08:30 HarperCollins has delayed publication of its autobiography of comedian Johnny Vegas, Becoming Johnny Vegas, due for release... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-27

Tablet Users Are Heavy News Readers

A year and a half since the Apple iPad was introduced, a new study shows that reading news has become a big part of what people use tablets for. But publishers still have a way to go to get people to... | AdWeek – 2011-10-25

First enhanced e-book from Short Books

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 24/10/2011 - 08:10 Short Books has produced its first enhanced e-book for the digital version of Birdwatching with your Eyes Closed (3rd November),... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-24

Steve Jobs book may be Amazon's 2011 top seller

(Reuters) - The new biography of deceased Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs may be Inc's top-selling book of 2011, a spokeswoman at the largest Internet retailer said on Monday. | Reuters – 2011-10-24

The Young Library: Dr. Seuss returns with a book of 'lost' stories

Dr. Seuss is back. Thanks to some sleuthing by Seuss scholar (and dentist) Dr. Charles Cohen, we have seven fresh stories full of Seuss' signature rhythm and rhyme. Although first published in 1950... | SacBee – 2011-10-24

Shock image threshold falls under internet pressure

PARIS (Reuters) - The threshold for publishing gruesome images like those of Muammar Gaddafi's death is falling as the internet and social media make many of the editorial decisions that used to be... | Reuters – 2011-10-22

Jobs questioned authority all his life, book says

A new biography portrays Steve Jobs as a skeptic all his life -- giving up religion because he was troubled by starving children, calling executives who took over Apple "corrupt" and delaying cancer... | – 2011-10-21

Small Demons Makes Big Splash at Frankfurt Book Fair

In his closing remarks, Frankfurt Book Fair director Juergen Boos said that 2011 was a strong year for startups at the fair. Among those startups, perhaps none had a better reception than Small... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-10-21

Steve Jobs put off surgery to try alternative cancer cures, book says

The new biography also details the late Apple leader's anger with Google over Android and delves into his personal life.A new biography says Steve Jobs delayed surgery for nine months after learning... | L.A. Times – 2011-10-21

Heaney lauded at Irish Book Awards

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 20/10/2011 - 15:10 Poet Seamus Heaney is to receive a lifetime achievement award at this year's Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards, with the... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-20

How to introduce a new editor to the readers...

Publishers often issue statements praising their incoming editors, but few are as fulsome and effusive as the one just published on his newspapers' websites by Eric Meyer.He runs three weekly papers... | Guardian – 2011-10-20

The Beggar's Garden wins Vancouver Book Award

The Beggar's Garden, a short story collection set in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, has earned the 2011 City of Vancouver Book Award. | CBC – 2011-10-20 to enter Japanese e-book market: report

(Reuters) - Inc may enter the Japanese e-book market this year and launch its Kindle readers in the market, the Nikkei business daily reported. | Reuters – 2011-10-19

Winman wins Edinburgh Festival book prize

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Wed, 19/10/2011 - 14:45 Sarah Winman’s debut When God Was a Rabbit (Headline Review) has won the 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Newton... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-19

Lauren Myracle Withdraws ‘Shine’ From National Book Awards

Lauren Myracle, the author of “Shine,” withdrew from the shortlist for the National Book Awards on Monday, soon after she was mistakenly named a finalist by the National Book Foundation. | The New York Times – 2011-10-18

Miller and Birch lead Booker sales for book chains

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 18/10/2011 - 09:00 AD Miller's Snowdrops and Carol Birch's Jamrach's Menagerie are the bestselling books in the Man Booker shortlist on the high... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-18

National Book Award error leaves author out

Within just a few days, U.S. children's author Lauren Myracle has been a nominee, a non-nominee, a nominee again and, finally, a non-nominee for the National Book Award. | CBC – 2011-10-18

NPR’s Andy Carvin takes Twitter break to write book about covering Arab Spring via social media

@ACarvin Just after he logged his 100,000th tweet, NPR’s Andy Carvin told people on Twitter that he’s taking the week off so he can work on a book about covering the Arab Spring via social media.... | Poynter. – 2011-10-18

Book lovers rake in the reading as publishers release fall titles

In fall, books become more serious and larger in scope as publishers unleash their most prestigious titles by A-list authors. There are plenty of good reads out now, with many more to come. | SacBee – 2011-10-17

Hollinghurst makes Galaxy Book Awards shortlist

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 17/10/2011 - 08:25 Alan Hollinghurst, whose novel The Stranger's Child was a surprise omission from the Man Booker shortlist this year, has... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-17

Michael Bryant to publish book about cyclist's death

Former Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant is writing a book about his deadly encounter with a Toronto cyclist. | CBC – 2011-10-17

21 Finalists for 2011 National Book Awards

The announcement of the nominees for the 2011 National Book Awards had an extra dose of drama this year as the National Book Foundation added a sixth selection to the Young People’s Literature... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-10-14

PW Select Fall 2011: E-Book Master Class: PW Talks with Joshua Tallent

If self-publishing is a major part of the future of the publishing business, then its most uncharted region, and the frontier of greatest possibility, is digital self-publishing, where authors can... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-10-14

Science book deals at Frankfurt

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 14/10/2011 - 11:25 Popular science writer Simon Singh has accepted a six-figure world English language rights pre-empt made at Frankfurt for his... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-14

FBF: Bricks and mortar shops need own e-readers

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 13/10/2011 - 08:57 Retailers will need to develop and market their own dedicated e-book readers if they are to compete with Amazon, delegates at... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-13

Frankfurt Book Fair in upbeat mood

Written By: Philip Jones and Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 13/10/2011 - 16:10 The quadruple threat of air traffic control strikes, economic slow-down, creaking Blackberry servers and... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-13

National Book Awards Finalists Revealed

Today on the Morning Media Menu (MP3 link), we analyzed agency review rumors at Bud Light. AgencySpy editor Kiran Aditham (pictured) also talked about the finalists for the National Book... | Media Bistro – 2011-10-13

Téa Obreht a finalist for National Book Award

New fiction writers emerged to prominence in the nominations for the U.S. National Book Awards, including Téa Obreht, winner of the Orange Prize. | CBC – 2011-10-13

Agents warn of e-book "reckoning"

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 11/10/2011 - 09:00 Literary agents speaking at Publishers Launch Frankfurt have challenged publishers to approach e-book royalty discussions in a... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-11

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