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Al Gore Reinvents the Book

AdWeek – 2011-04-30

Push Pop Press, the brainchild of two former Apple engineers, just got a boost from an innovative former U.S. vice president. After having ‘invented the Internet,’ Al Gore is back to reinvent the...

Publisher insists Harper Lee cooperated with book

CBC – 2011-04-30

The publisher of a book about Harper Lee is insisting that the author of To Kill a Mockingbird cooperated with the project.

Media Decoder: Confusion Over a Book About Harper Lee

The New York Times – 2011-04-29

The author of a forthcoming book about the ever-private Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," insisted on Friday that she had the cooperation of Ms. Lee, two days after Ms. Lee released a...

Our Choice for IOS Pushes Digital Book Boundaries

PC World – 2011-04-29

The first time former U.S. vice president Al Gore issued his warning about the dire state of our environment, he used the traditional format of bound paper. To...

Discussions "ongoing" over e-book lending

The Bookseller – 2011-04-28

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 28/04/2011 - 15:39 UK publishers are locked in discussions with librarians over ground rules for e-book lending, with librarians continuing to...

iPad users may not become book readers, report finds

The Bookseller – 2011-04-28

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 28/04/2011 - 08:00 A large proportion of iPad owners in the US have not used the device to read an e-book, a survey from media and publishing...

Mail Online returns to double-digit growth

Guardian – 2011-04-28

DMGT network's daily average browsers rise 16.5% on February, as guardian.co.uk's traffic improves by more than 10%Mail Online, the most popular UK newspaper website network, returned to double-digit...

Penguin's e-book sales double in Q1

The Bookseller – 2011-04-28

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 28/04/2011 - 15:24 Penguin's e-book sales have doubled in the first quarter of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010, its parent company...

Book sales bounce over spring break

The Bookseller – 2011-04-27

Written By: Philip Jones and Jenny Roper Publication Date: Wed, 27/04/2011 - 16:00 Book sales dropped 9% last week as the Easter weekend cut into retail time, but the market was still up on the...

Creating an E-book: Tips on Document Formatting

PC World – 2011-04-27

After years of marginal acceptance, e-books have finally started to eclipse their printed-and-bound ancestors.

Realize Your Blog-to-Book Fantasy

Media Bistro – 2011-04-27

Turn your online musings into a physical product with these experts tips. The Truth About Blog-to-Book Deals Hey, How'd You Cook Up A Book and Film Deal From Your Blog, Julie Powell? See all How To...

Agents press for e-book escalators

The Bookseller – 2011-04-26

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 26/04/2011 - 08:48 Agents are anticipating escalators in e-book contracts to become "the norm rather than the exception", as they reported...

Amazon’s $23,698,655.93 Book About Flies [Voices]

AllThingsD – 2011-04-26

A few weeks ago a postdoc in my lab logged on to Amazon to buy the lab an extra copy of Peter Lawrence’s The Making of a Fly – a classic work in developmental biology that we – and most other...

McGraw-Hill Reports Double-Digit Growth in First Quarter

Folio Magazine – 2011-04-26

McGraw-Hill says revenue grew 7.7 percent to $1. 3 billion while net income jumped 16.2 percent to $120 million in the first quarter of 2011. Revenue in McGraw-Hill's Information & Media segment rose...

Tiger tale, Indo-Canadian story win BC Book Prizes

CBC – 2011-04-22

Established writers and first-timers alike were honoured at a Vancouver gala for the 27th annual BC Book Prizes Thursday night.

Amazon launches German e-book store

Reuters – 2011-04-21

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc launched its digital bookstore in Germany on Thursday, 12 years after it began selling print books there.

E-book library checkouts to be available to Kindle users

L.A. Times – 2011-04-21

Users of Amazon's e-reader will be able to borrow electronic books from more than 11,000 public libraries.Kindle e-reader and app users will be able to check out electronic books from more than...

Judging the cover of a book

Salon.com – 2011-04-21

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Penguin Books, art director Paul Buckley chose 75 book covers to investigate the design process behind each one. What worked and what didn't? What did the...

Amazon.com readies e-book lending service

The Bookseller – 2011-04-20

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 20/04/2011 - 12:08 Amazon.com has announced a new service allowing Kindle books to be borrowed from US libraries. read more

Despite Google Changes, Demand Media Foresees Q1 Growth

Folio Magazine – 2011-04-19

In a statement released yesterday, Demand Media reaffirms the financial outlook for fiscal year 2011 given on February 22, despite the Google algorithm change which took place in late February.

International self published photography book competition calls for Canadian entries

CNW – 2011-04-19

Judged by world-renowned photographers, Blurb's Photography Book Now offers $25,000 Grand Prize

Like the Blog? Buy the E-Book! Chris Dixon For Sale, Via Kindle [MediaMemo]

AllThingsD – 2011-04-19

Here's a clever idea from Chris Dixon: The investor and entrepreneur has turned his well-read blog into an e-book. Dixon, who runs Hunch and helps steer Founder Collective's bets when he's not...

United Business Media Reports 7.5 Percent Underlying Revenue Growth in Q1 2011

Folio Magazine – 2011-04-19

United Business Media (UBM) shared its first quarter report today, with a 13.7 percent increase in total revenue, rising from 2010 first quarter’s $338.74 million to first quarter 2011’s $385.07...

Genre authors attack "sneering" World Book Night coverage

The Bookseller – 2011-04-18

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 18/04/2011 - 09:19 Authors including Iain M Banks and Michael Moorcock have written to the BBC's director general Mark Thompson, attacking the...

Another Palin Book on the Way

The New York Times – 2011-04-18

Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced on Monday that on May 24, it would publish "Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin," an account of Ms. Palin's time as governor and as a...

President's sister puts their mother in a kids book

SacBee – 2011-04-18

NEW YORK – Above a rooftop in Jakarta or the Indus River in Pakistan, the moon looms large in the childhood memories of Maya Soetoro-Ng, but President Barack Obama's little sister hadn't realized...

‘60 Minutes’ Casts Doubt on Book

The New York Times – 2011-04-17

A report says some of the schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan that Greg Mortenson claims to have established either don’t exist or were built by others. Mr. Mortenson stood by his book.

Former Los Angeles County prosecutor challenges God in his new book

L.A. Times – 2011-04-17

Vincent Bugliosi, who wrote 'Helter Skelter' after he put Charles Manson in prison, tackles 'the God question' from his agnostic point of view.As a prosecutor, Vincent Bugliosi put Charles Manson...

Steven Levy on his Google book, 'In the Plex'

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-04-17

There's good news and bad for any author considering a book about Google. The bad is that there are more than a dozen already on the market - and many more if you include the library bus worth of...

The Blagger's Guide To...The London Book Fair

The Independent – 2011-04-17

*With more than 1,600 exhibiting companies from 58 countries including Turkey, Iran and Kuwait, and about 23,000 attendees (42 per cent of those from overseas), the London Book Fair can appear to be...

London Book Fair: 'Back with a vengeance', say publishers

The Bookseller – 2011-04-15

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MPG unveils £3m digital book spend

PrintWeek – 2011-04-15

MPG Books Group has announced that it is to make a £3m investment in inkjet technology in a deal that it says underlines a "fundamental" shift from litho to digital in the short-run book printing...

Paul Allen says book not revenge against Gates

Boston.com – 2011-04-15

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen defends his new book in an upcoming episode of "60 Minutes." He says it was meant as an important slice of technology history and not as revenge against Bill Gates.

Book spend cut "easiest" way to save library revenue

The Bookseller – 2011-04-14

Written By: Benedicte Page and Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 14/04/2011 - 16:09 A libraries boss has admitted cutting spending on books is "the easiest" way to achieve savings, as wholesaler...

Profits up at W H Smith amid "soft" book market

The Bookseller – 2011-04-14

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 14/04/2011 - 09:57 Like for like book sales at W H Smith have fallen by 3% in a "soft" market as the retailer reported a 3% increase in profits to...

'Heavy book buyers avoiding bookshops' says HC chief

The Bookseller – 2011-04-13

Written By: Benedicte Page, Philip Jones and Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 13/04/2011 - 09:28 Bricks and mortar bookshops in the United States face a grim future, with the heaviest book...

London Book Fair 2011: An Evolutionary Phase

Publishers Weekly – 2011-04-11

This year's London Book Fair is taking place at a time of unique change. The shift from the printed word to the downloaded text is accelerating; chains and standalone bookstores are closing down...

London Book Fair 2011: Going Global

Publishers Weekly – 2011-04-11

In 2009, the number of self-published books released in the US exceeded the number of new titles from conventional publishers for the first time in history. Now, a similar pattern is emerging...

London Book Fair 2011: Keeping An Open Mind

Publishers Weekly – 2011-04-11

In 2001, 81% of publishers were already preparing for the coming e-book (BML research March 2001). Indeed they thought it would come quickly, with half predicting e-books would deliver more than 10%...

London Book Fair 2011: On Representing Yeltsin

Publishers Weekly – 2011-04-11

It doesn't seem so long ago that we used to gawp at the occasional postage stamps that would appear on a letter from the USSR: oversized, bright images extolling the successes of Communist endeavour....

London Book Fair 2011: Selling Rights in Russia

Publishers Weekly – 2011-04-11

With Russia the market focus country at the Fair, Russian publishers will be at Earls Court in force and there will be many associated literary and cultural events.

London Book Fair 2011: Social Networking for Bookworms

Publishers Weekly – 2011-04-11

Until recently, reading a book had resisted technological advances, but like everything else, this has started to evolve and now we are embracing technology. Books are now more easily available in...

London Book Fair 2011: What's Cooking In Content Services?

Publishers Weekly – 2011-04-11

E-books, mobile apps and e-learning modules are hot. That's the conclusion from a quick survey of 18 content services vendors operating in India.

New awards on Sports Book shortlists

The Bookseller – 2011-04-11

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 11/04/2011 - 11:35 New awards for Best Racing Book and Best Sports Book Retailer will be up for grabs at this year's British Sports Book Awards...

The Bookseller Group to launch We Love This Book

The Bookseller – 2011-04-11

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Mon, 11/04/2011 - 09:06 The publisher behind The Bookseller is launching an ambitious new quarterly consumer book magazine and website this June, We...

Weak start to 2011 for UK and US book trade

The Bookseller – 2011-04-11

Written By: Benedicte Page and Philip Stone Publication Date: Mon, 11/04/2011 - 09:40 Book sales have slumped on both sides of the Atlantic as the British and American markets experienced...

Doomed! The new teen book genre

The Independent – 2011-04-10

Lovesick vampires, angst-ridden werewolves and troubled wizards are to be cast aside as young readers turn to gritty, dystopian narratives filled with post-apocalyptic societies and climate...

Quadrille buys book by Royal cakemaker Cairns

The Bookseller – 2011-04-08

Publication Date: Fri, 08/04/2011 - 10:49 Quadrille has acquired a baking title by Fiona Cairns, who is to make the wedding cake for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s impending nuptials....

Random House Buys Screenwriter Self-Help Book

The New York Observer – 2011-04-08

Random House announced today that they've purchased the rights for The Tools, a self-help book by Hollywood therapists Barry Michels and Phil Stutz that was referenced in a recent New Yorker profile...

Trade looks to "packed" London Book Fair

The Bookseller – 2011-04-08

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 08/04/2011 - 08:48 A record number of exhibitors are set to showcase at the London International Book Fair next week, as one publishing m.d....

AUDIO: Which book do you most treasure?

BBC News – 2011-04-07

Author Kate Mosse tells BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast about the top 100 books people would pass onto their children or grandchildren.

London Book Fair: ones to watch, part II

The Bookseller – 2011-04-07

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Continuum launches e-book store

The Bookseller – 2011-04-06

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 06/04/2011 - 09:16 Independent publisher Continuum has launched an e-book store, featuring a selection of titles across Continuum's humanities,...

E-readers infiltrate book clubs

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-04-06

When confronting that powerful force known as tradition, club members say new technologies can lead to intra-club resentments and upend entrenched protocols.

Boot up: Eric Schmidt to write book on Google, and more

Guardian – 2011-04-05

Plus Twitter updates user recommendation engine, and Guardian switches from Java to ScalaA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamGoogle: Departing Product Chief...

Room top pick in spring TV Book Club

The Bookseller – 2011-04-04

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Mon, 04/04/2011 - 08:51 Emma Donoghue's Room (Picador) has added another accolade to its Man Booker shortlisting and Orange-longlisting after receiving the...

NYT Book Review Leaves Boldface Reviewer Unnamed

The New York Observer – 2011-04-04

"Power, to be useful, must be understood in its components, including its limits. By the same token, ideals must be brought, at some point, into relationship with the circumstances the leader is...

A Mark Zuckerberg comic book?! Believe it

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-04-04

Facebook CEO is a surprise hit for a Washington state publisher, which plans a sequel of sorts.

The Dynamic Russian Book Market

Publishers Weekly – 2011-04-04

Talk about transformation. In a span of 20 years, the Russian book market has made a 180-degree shift, from state-owned publishing and distribution to privately held (except for a few exceptions) and...

Arts Council defends Poetry Book Society cuts

The Bookseller – 2011-04-04

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 04/04/2011 - 09:16 The Arts Council has defended its funding cut to the Poetry Book Society (PBS), claiming its "reach and distribution was not...

On Rights and Book-Scouting

Publishers Weekly – 2011-04-04

Translations account for about 12% of all titles published in Russia in 2010. Here, as in other corners of the world, American and British blockbusters are translated and almost guaranteed top slots...

Anthony Horowitz: 'I'm phobic about dying in the middle of writing a book'

The Independent – 2011-04-03

Ian Fleming has had a huge influence on me I always loved the Bond books and the films were a major event in a rather boring childhood. But Roger [Moore] was in that role far too long; he was 57 when...

Alex and Aki's Ideas in Food: A new book brings technological cuisine within reach of the everyday cook.

Slate – 2011-04-01

As you may have heard, the cookbook sensation of the season, if not the decade, is Modernist Cuisine, a six-volume magnum opus on contemporary cooking principles that will set you back roughly $500....

'Vanity Fair' Puts Out Elizabeth Taylor E-Book

The New York Observer – 2011-04-01

Gone are the days when Vanity Fair had to rush to print a tribute to a fallen star, like Carolyn Bessette Kennedy or Michael Jackson, in the pages of their magazine. As Elizabeth Taylor died late in...

London Book Fair: ones to watch

The Bookseller – 2011-04-01

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Fri, 01/04/2011 - 11:26 Aitken Alexander is reporting strong interest in Grace McLeen's The Land of Decoration, sold last month to Chatto in the UK,...

A Book for Sale on Tax Day, but Online Now

The New York Times – 2011-03-31

David Foster Wallace's posthumous book went on sale online long before it would hit shelves.

Indian state bans controversial new Gandhi book

CBC – 2011-03-30

An Indian state has banned a new book about Mahatma Gandhi after reviewers said it hints that the independence icon had a homosexual relationship and held racist views.

Eason to inject €20m into book chain as part of resructure

The Bookseller – 2011-03-30

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 30/03/2011 - 09:36 Eason is pumping €20m into the company over the next three years, at the same time as embarking on trade union talks over a...

The e-book that launched a thousand flame wars

Salon.com – 2011-03-30

Every year, hundreds of thousands of books are put out by independent presses that let you pay to publish your own story. And with the popularity of the iPad and Kindle, these would-be authors can...

Eason to inject €20m into book chain as part of restructure

The Bookseller – 2011-03-30

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 30/03/2011 - 09:36 Eason is pumping €20m into the company over the next three years, at the same time as embarking on trade union talks over a...

TV Book Club titles take £3m through the tills

The Bookseller – 2011-03-30

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Wed, 30/03/2011 - 15:17 Just shy of £3m has been spent on the 10 titles of More 4's latest "TV Book Club" in 2011, with sales over the series up 2% on...

Print book sales continue to fall

The Bookseller – 2011-03-29

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 29/03/2011 - 15:50 Book sales slipped for the fourth week in a row last week, and were down more than £3.3m last year, according to Nielsen BookScan...

France calls for regulation of e-book prices

The Bookseller – 2011-03-29

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 29/03/2011 - 15:29 French culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand has called for the European Union to regulate e-book prices as soon as possible,...

"Upbeat" start to Bologna Book Fair

The Bookseller – 2011-03-29

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 29/03/2011 - 08:51 Busy schedules and a strong presence from US publishers in an "upbeat" mood were reported on the first day of the Bologna Book...

Jeremy Hunt must stand and deliver on growth

Guardian – 2011-03-28

There are high expectations for the Communications ActWhen he was the shadow culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt promised radical deregulatory change that would transform the media sector "in the same way...

Catherine Cookson estate goes direct in e-book deal

The Bookseller – 2011-03-28

Written By: Bookseller staff Publication Date: Mon, 28/03/2011 - 08:53 Catherine Cookson's estate has signed a deal to release 100 of her novels as e-books directly through Amazon, cutting out her...

Associated ad revenue growth slows

Media Week – 2011-03-28

Underlying advertising revenue growth at Daily Mail and Metro publisher Associated Newspapers has slowed to 2% year on year in the quarter to date.

Fall of Giants: That book sounds good

The Independent – 2011-03-28

The 3D revolution in digital media has so far been a visual one of blue-skinned creatures, cartoon characters and sports stars leaping out of the screen as we watch from behind glasses that Elton...

After Book Settlement Rejected, Google, Publishers Still Talking

Digital Media Wire – 2011-03-25

San Francisco - Following a federal judge's rejection of a $125 million settlement between Google (NASD: GOOG) and authors and publishers over Google's book-scanning project, the parties continue to...

E-book author parlays DIY success into major deal

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-03-25

(03-24) 16:03 PDT Austin, Minn. (AP) -- For more than five years, Amanda Hocking spent her days tending to disabled adults, making their meals and cleaning up after them. When she got home, she would...

Media Decoder: Self-Publisher Signs Four-Book Deal With St. Martin's

The New York Times – 2011-03-24

Amanda Hocking, the 26-year-old author who shot to fame by selling more than a million copies of her self-published books, has signed a deal with St. Martin's Press.

Free ‘key driver’ in e-book sales

The Bookseller – 2011-03-24

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 24/03/2011 - 09:36 Sampling free content is inspiring customers to buy e-books, with a fifth of UK readers citing it as the primary reason for...

Judge echoes Google critics in digital book ruling

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-03-24

(03-23) 16:33 PDT San Francisco, CA (AP) -- As Google Inc. evolved from being an endearing startup to an Internet empire, the company has become used to critics depicting it as a copyright scofflaw...

Book Ruling Cuts Options for Google

The New York Times – 2011-03-24

Google may seek help from Congress as it tries to salvage a book publishing settlement that was rejected by a federal judge.

"Bold" Bloomsbury book wins Hessell-Tiltman history prize

The Bookseller – 2011-03-24

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 24/03/2011 - 08:34 Bloomsbury's The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt: the History of a Civilisation from 3,000 BC to Cleopatra has won this...

Judge throws out revised Google Book Settlement

The Bookseller – 2011-03-23

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 22/03/2011 - 19:52 A New York judge has ruled that the revised Google Book Settlement is not "fair, adequate, and reasonable" and has denied final...

Atlantic Book Awards shortlist announced

CBC – 2011-03-23

The shortlist for the Atlantic Book Awards has been announced. 30 books are nominated for 11 literary awards.

E-book sharing: Amazon and book publishers' stupid attempts to curtail lending sites.

Slate – 2011-03-23

As convenient as they are, I've long worried about the many ways in which e-book purveyors restrict readers' rights. You can't resell the books you purchase for the Amazon Kindle, and you can't read...

Trade publishers say e-book sales will not reach 10% until 2012

The Bookseller – 2011-03-23

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 23/03/2011 - 11:58 A third of UK trade publishers think that over 10% of their total book revenue will come from e-books by 2012, according to new...

Book vouchers to expire

The Sydney Morning Herald – 2011-03-23

Customers holding Borders and Angus & Robertson have just days to redeem their book vouchers before they expire.

Kindle e-book lending service reinstated after modification of code

The Bookseller – 2011-03-23

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 23/03/2011 - 07:10 Lendle, the US-based tool that allows Kindle users to lend their e-books, has been reinstated after Amazon said that its concern...

Borders, A&R call time on book vouchers

The Sydney Morning Herald – 2011-03-23

Customers holding Borders and Angus & Robertson have just days to redeem their book vouchers before they expire.

Japanese book trade facing worst crisis since WWII

The Bookseller – 2011-03-22

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 22/03/2011 - 16:31 The Japanese earthquake and tsunami has caused the worst disruption to the Japanese book industry since the Second World War, the...

Printed book sales slump to new 2011 low

The Bookseller – 2011-03-22

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 22/03/2011 - 15:36 Spending on printed books in the UK slumped for a third consecutive week to a new 2011 low, with this week's number one the...

Libraries in uproar over new e-book pricing

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-03-21

The value of this magically convenient library book -- otherwise known as an e-book -- is the subject of a fresh and furious debate in the publishing world.

Hachette Livre US e-book sales nearly 25% of total

The Bookseller – 2011-03-21

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Mon, 21/03/2011 - 11:26 E-book sales by Hachette Livre in the United States are in line with the national average, according to the group's chairman...

Media Decoder: Noted Self-Publisher May Be Close to a Book Deal

The New York Times – 2011-03-21

Amanda Hocking, the darling of the self-publishing world who has sold more than 900,000 copies of nine books in the last year, has been shopping a four-book series to major publishers.

E-Book sales jump at the start of 2011

Reuters – 2011-03-18

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sales of electronic books in January increased by more than 115 percent compared to the same time the year before, a report released by the Association of American Publishers...

Library bodies warn publishers off 'retrenchment' over e-book lending

The Bookseller – 2011-03-17

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 17/03/2011 - 09:23 The Society of Chief Librarians and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council have signed a joint position on e-book...

No breakthrough over author e-book rights in France ahead of fair

The Bookseller – 2011-03-17

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Thu, 17/03/2011 - 06:39 French authors have urged culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand to intecede in order to break the deadlock in their...

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