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Between the lines: Sacramento-area readers continue their summer book lists

SacBee – 2011-08-01

In early June, we asked you to share your summer reading lists with other readers. What books would you be spending time with on the beach, in the mountains or during that flight to the East Coast?...

Internet archivist seeks 1 of every book written

Boston.com – 2011-08-01

Tucked away in a small warehouse on a dead-end street, an Internet pioneer is building a bunker to protect an endangered species: the printed word.

Pan Mac buys third book from Orion's Wright

The Bookseller – 2011-08-01

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 01/08/2011 - 14:32 Pan Macmillan has bought the third novel by Orion senior rights manager Pippa Wright, entitled The Foster Husband. Senior...

Book clubs in America: Why do we love them so much?

Slate – 2011-07-30

A casual observer of the book-club scene could be fooled into thinking that this summer was a hard one for the nation's leisure readers. Late in spring, Oprah's club shuttered, stranding publishers...

Rupert Murdoch's Disaster Is Already an E-Book

AllThingsD – 2011-07-30

Vanity Fair gets a compilation into the Kindle and Nook stores: Twenty previously published stories for $4, heavy on the Michael Wolff.

Newsbeat debuts as robust, real-time Web analytics tool for news publishers

Poynter. – 2011-07-29

The people behind the popular realtime analytics tool Chartbeat launched a new version today specifically designed for news publishers, called Newsbeat. It is a more powerful tool for understanding...

Williams goes on NPR to plug his book that bashes NPR

Poynter. – 2011-07-29

NPR.org I asked NPR reporter David Folkenflik if there was any discussion or reluctance at the network about having a fired NPR reporter return to NPR studios to promote a book that attacks NPR. He...

Can news publishers learn anything from Netflix?

GigaOM – 2011-07-28

Netflix is using price hikes to manage the transition of users away from the physical product and towards digital streaming. While there are some similarities between that and the newspaper business,...

World Book Night confirms US launch

The Bookseller – 2011-07-28

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 28/07/2011 - 15:19 World Book Night will launch in the US in 2012, with the States confirmed as the event's first international partner....

Xoogler Doug Edwards Talks About New Book on His Time at the Search Borg (Video)

AllThingsD – 2011-07-28

"I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59" is a pretty fair rendition of what it's like to be strapped to a rocket ship of a start-up.

Ghost of a chance for book

The Sydney Morning Herald – 2011-07-27

A ghost writer was hired to work on Anh Do's bestselling memoir.

Harper Lee tops World Book Night pick

The Bookseller – 2011-07-27

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 15:15 Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is the most popular title among the public to be given away as part of World Book Night...

Harper Lee tops World Book Night picks

The Bookseller – 2011-07-27

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 15:15 Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird has been voted the most popular title to be given away as part of World Book Night 2012....

Indie publishers ready digital editions and reprints after Booker fillip

The Bookseller – 2011-07-27

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 09:10 The smaller publishers whose titles have been selected for the Man Booker longlist, including Seren Books, Sandstone Press...

Irish authorities clear Amazon Book Depository acquisition

The Bookseller – 2011-07-27

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 07:40 The Irish Competition Authority has cleared the acquisition of The Book Depository by Amazon after a three-week investigation into...

Irish authorities clear Amazon Book Depository acquistion

The Bookseller – 2011-07-27

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 08:17 The Irish Competition Authority has cleared the acquisition of The Book Depository by Amazon after a three week investigation into...

Kindle fuels 'fastest growth' in a decade at Amazon

The Bookseller – 2011-07-27

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 07:47 Amazon.com is experiencing its "fastest growth" in more than a decade with accelerating Kindle sales, according to its founder...

Paperback Publishers Quicken Their Pace

The New York Times – 2011-07-27

A new-releases display at the Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle contains both paperbacks and hardcovers. Now publishers often don't wait the traditional year before bringing out paperbacks.

Amazon and Barnes & Noble Pull 'Buy' Links from Apps

AdWeek – 2011-07-26

In the latest development in Apple’s contentious relationship with booksellers, the country’s two biggest e-book retailers—Amazon and Barnes & Noble—have stopped selling their wares directly to...

Amazon to enter Indian market

The Bookseller – 2011-07-26

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 26/07/2011 - 09:30 Amazon.com is reportedly in discussions with e-commerce companies in India in a bid to expand into one of the world's...

Amazon, B&N comply with Apple app rules

The Bookseller – 2011-07-26

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 26/07/2011 - 09:14 Amazon has followed digital manufacturer Kobo and retailer Branes & Noble in complying with Apple's app purchasing rules. The...

Journalist in UK hacking scandal signs book deal

Reuters – 2011-07-26

NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) - The British journalist whose dogged reporting helped uncover phone hacking that has rocked media giant News Corp and its chairman Rupert Murdoch, has agreed to write a...

Leather to be published by Amazon Encore

The Bookseller – 2011-07-26

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 26/07/2011 - 08:50 Stephen Leather's bestselling e-books The Basement and Once Bitten are to be republished under Amazon.co.uk's Encore programme. He...

Media Decoder: British Journalist Sells Book on Hacking Scandal

The New York Times – 2011-07-26

Nick Davies, a journalist who has covered the hacking scandal in Britain extensively for the Guardian, has sold a book about the scandal titled "Hack Attack."

E-books: Emerging revenue option for news publishers

Online Journalism Review – 2011-07-26

E-books are hot: Amazon recently announced that it’s selling more e-books than print titles. And e-books are now included on the New York Times’ bestseller list. So the time may be right for news...

Tablets and digital newsstands: Are they really a good deal for publishers?

Online Journalism Review – 2011-07-26

The advent of tablet computers fueled publisher’s dreams of combining an immersive user experience with a new subscription market. However, Apple’s steep cut and tough rules has given many...

Telegraph Media Group ordered to pay damages over Lynn Barber book review

Guardian – 2011-07-26

Daily Telegraph publisher ordered to pay £65,000 to author Dr Sarah Thornton after losing libel and malicious falsehood caseTelegraph Media Group, the publisher of the Daily Telegraph, has been...

Telegraph ordered to pay damages over book review

The Bookseller – 2011-07-26

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 26/07/2011 - 17:11 Telegraph Media Group has been ordered to pay £65,000 in damages after losing a high court case for libel and malicious...

Foyles continues kids book giveaway

The Bookseller – 2011-07-25

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 25/07/2011 - 08:46 Foyles continues its free book giveaway today (25th July), offering five titles free to children and teen readers. The five...

Harper Government Supports Canadian Book Publishers

CNW – 2011-07-22

BRIDGEWATER, NS, July 22, 2011 /CNW/ - Two book publishers in Atlantic Canada will be able to hire additional staff and grow their businesses, thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada....

Indigo fires Canadian publishers' anger over changing terms

The Bookseller – 2011-07-22

Written By: M J Deschamps in Ottawa Publication Date: Fri, 22/07/2011 - 15:02 Canadian publishers have attacked the decision by Indigo Books & Music, the country's biggest bookshop chain, to stock...

Amazon UK launches Textbook Trade-In Programme

The Bookseller – 2011-07-21

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 21/07/2011 - 09:08 Amazon.co.uk has launched a service allowing customers to trade in old textbooks in exchange for gift card credit on their Amazon...

Conde Nast, Other Publishers Look to Standardize Audience Metrics In Digital Editions

Folio Magazine – 2011-07-21

Digital editions, the oft-dubbed “Wild West” of the publishing world, may be charted in the near future. Many publishers are investing large amounts of time and resources to navigating user...

John Blake signs Murdoch book

The Bookseller – 2011-07-21

Written By: Neill Denny Publication Date: Thu, 21/07/2011 - 08:45 John Blake has signed a book by a journalist-turned-lawyer on the Rupert Murdoch story, for publication next February. Called The...

SoA says Amazon/TBD merger "unhealthy domination"

The Bookseller – 2011-07-21

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 21/07/2011 - 09:45 The Society of Authors is the latest organisation to argue that the merger of Amazon with The Book Depository could lead to...

Three Golden Rules for book reviewing: What are they?

Slate – 2011-07-21

Possibly the most famous book review, ever, was written by the young Irish wit and polemicist John Wilson Croker. Croker is still remembered, though obscurely, as a founder of modern political...

Amazon Kindle launches textbook rentals

Baltimore Sun – 2011-07-20

Iniative would allow Kindle users to rent books with up to 80% offAmazon.com launched Kindle textbook rentals, promising "tens of thousands of textbooks" at discounts of as much as 80% less than...

Amazon to rent e-reader textbooks at big discount

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-07-19

Students can get e-books for the Kindle for as much as 80% off the purchase price

Bookseller Group to oppose Amazon/TBD deal

The Bookseller – 2011-07-19

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 19/07/2011 - 09:15 The Bookseller has added its voice to calls for Amazon's acquisition of The Book Depository (TBD) to be referred to the...

Frustrated judge pushes Google digital book deal

Reuters – 2011-07-19

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Manhattan federal judge set a September 15 deadline for Google Inc, authors and publishers to come up with a legal plan to create the world's largest digital library,...

NY judge hearing Google book case grows impatient

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-07-19

(07-19) 08:43 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) -- A New York judge has tried to pressure Google and the book industry into deciding whether they can reach an agreement in negotiations to establish a massive online...

Publishers Association plans second digital survey

The Bookseller – 2011-07-19

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 19/07/2011 - 17:41 The Publishers Association is launching its second digital survey this year and could introduce a quarterly digital survey by...

Amazon offers US students textbook rental

The Bookseller – 2011-07-18

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 18/07/2011 - 15:22 Amazon.com is giving students the ability to rent textbooks on Kindle e-readers. The company said students can save up to 80% off...

Amazon Tries Taking the Kindle To School, Again, With Textbook Rentals

AllThingsD – 2011-07-18

Amazon, which dominates the ebook market, has stayed out of the electronic textbook market. Until now: The company has opened up a textbook store for its Kindle platform, where it is renting "tens of...

Between the Lines: Reel in a new book or three

SacBee – 2011-07-18

Summertime brings boxes of books here to Reading Central. In a recent batch, we found a few themes, as well as some solo titles worth a mention.

Book rescue attracts film-maker's interest

CBC – 2011-07-18

A film crew working on a documentary about the move from printed books to electronic media checks out a Saskatchewan couple's effort to save thousands of books from a bonfire.

E-Book Revolution Upends a Course

The New York Times – 2011-07-16

TRANSFORMEDFor some new releases, digital sales outpace print sales. The Columbia Publishing Course teaches the old and the new of the business.

Facebook working with news publishers to create ‘Facebook editions’

Poynter. – 2011-07-15

Forbes Jeff Bercovici writes that Facebook is working with about a dozen news outlets on app versions of their content “that can be read and consumed right there on Facebook.” He writes that CNN,...

PA and IPG unite to oppose Amazon/TBD

The Bookseller – 2011-07-15

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 15/07/2011 - 09:10 The Publishers Association has united with the Independent Publishers Guild for the first time to oppose the merger of Amazon and...

Publishers and E-Commerce: Perfect Together

Folio Magazine – 2011-07-15

E-commerce is a big opportunity for publishers. “If you talk to the people at Net-A-Porter or the people at Gilt, they say they’re increasingly commerce companies moving into content and I think...

Talisman drops dinosaur colouring book after criticism

CBC – 2011-07-15

Talisman Energy has stopped distribution of a children's colouring book featuring a hard hat-wearing dinosaur that's been criticized by a Massachusetts congressman and lampooned by Comedy Central...

Enormous book collection to get a sorting-out

CBC – 2011-07-14

A Saskatchewan couple is finally getting some help sorting through some 30 tonnes of books they rescued.

Amazon drops price of ad-supported Kindle

The Bookseller – 2011-07-13

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 13/07/2011 - 15:32 Amazon.com has dropped the price of its advertising-heavy Amazon 3G Kindle to $139 (£86.91). Telecoms company AT&T is sponsoring...

Kobo launches e-book store in Germany

The Bookseller – 2011-07-13

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Wed, 13/07/2011 - 09:37 Kobo has begun selling e-books in Germany, including offering 80,000 titles in the German language, and 2.4 million e-books in...

Fathers Day fails to boost June book sales - BRC

The Bookseller – 2011-07-12

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 12/07/2011 - 09:37 Widespread offers and Fathers Day failed to affect book sales falling in June compared to 2010, according to the British Retail...

Iriver Surged Before Unveiling Google Book Reader, Tumbles After

BusinessWeek – 2011-07-12

Iriver Ltd. surged the most in six months in Seoul trading hours before the company said it will offer the world’s first reader fully customized to work with Google Inc.’s electronic-book service....

Reading retreats: Paradise for book lovers

Salon.com – 2011-07-12

I'll be absent from these pages for the next four weeks while I hole up in a cabin far from both the Internet and reliable cell phone reception. Whenever I tell people about my plans, they ask me...

Amazon to open new fulfilment centre

The Bookseller – 2011-07-11

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 11/07/2011 - 08:45 Amazon.co.uk is creating 900 jobs by opening its seventh fulfilment centre in Rugeley, Staffordshire. The 700,000 square foot...

Media Decoder: Sheila Bair to Write Book on Financial Crisis

The New York Times – 2011-07-11

Sheila C. Bair, who ended a tumultuous five-year term as chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation this month, has landed a book deal to give her inside account of the financial crisis.

Review: Juan Williams book ‘self-interested preaching to the choir’ about NPR departure

Poynter. – 2011-07-11

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Death of book 'vastly exaggerated'

The Sydney Morning Herald – 2011-07-09

PM calls books an antidote to isolation, boredom and ignorance.

HarperCollins catches Amazon bestsellers

The Bookseller – 2011-07-08

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 08/07/2011 - 08:27 HarperCollins has bought four books by Louise Voss and Mark Edwards, whose self-published novels have been Amazon bestsellers, in...

Independent e-book site launches

The Bookseller – 2011-07-08

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 08/07/2011 - 08:36 A blogging site that aims to boost authors' independent e-book sales has been created by writers Katherine Roberts and Susan...

New Stephen Wunker Book Tells How to Create New Markets

PC World – 2011-07-08

The business world is littered with examples of companies that failed to identify and enter new markets (think Blockbuster). And then there are those that do...

Print book sales decline in first half of 2011

The Bookseller – 2011-07-08

Written By: Charlotte Williams and Philip Stone Publication Date: Fri, 08/07/2011 - 09:55 Print sales across the book market have dropped by 3% in the first six months of 2011, compared to the same...

Publishers seek second half upturn to 2011

The Bookseller – 2011-07-08

Written By: The Bookseller News Team Publication Date: Fri, 08/07/2011 - 14:19 Publishers are optimistic about the next six months, despite a number of big ­houses turning in their worst first...

Amazon faces opposition to Book Depository takeover

PrintWeek – 2011-07-07

Amazon's acquisition of The Book Depository, which is under investigation by the Office of Fair Trading, is facing strong opposition from book retailers and publishers.

BA and PA set to oppose Amazon-Book Depository merger

The Bookseller – 2011-07-07

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 07/07/2011 - 09:06 The Booksellers Association has announced it will formally oppose the merger of Amazon and The Book Depository, with the BA...

BA opposes Amazon and Book Depository merger

The Bookseller – 2011-07-07

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 07/07/2011 - 09:06 The Booksellers Association has announced it will formally oppose the merger of Amazon and The Book Depository, saying that...

Chinese writers to petition Apple over book downloads-report

Reuters – 2011-07-07

SHANGHAI, July 7 (Reuters) - A group of Chinese authors will petition Apple Inc to stop the distribution of their books in electronic format through various applications in Apple's App Store, the...

Cinchcast Launches Audio Platform Cloud Solution for Digital Publishers

Folio Magazine – 2011-07-07

Cinchcast, whose technology has been used by BlogTalkRadio since 2006, released a cloud-based audio solution for digital publishers.

Walter Isaacson book 'iSteve' renamed 'Steve Jobs: A Biography'

L.A. Times – 2011-07-07

Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs, already a top seller months before its release, is dropping the title "iSteve: The Book of Jobs" in favor of "Steve Jobs: A Biography."

Claudia Mody leaves Waterstone's for The Book People

The Bookseller – 2011-07-06

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 06/07/2011 - 08:01 Waterstone’s children’s range buyer Claudia Mody is to join The Book People as a buyer for Red House it's children's...

Amazon Buys U.K. Competitor

AdWeek – 2011-07-05

Amazon is making a move to become even more international. The online bookseller has just acquired the Book Depository International, a U.K. bookseller that distinguishes itself as being home to "the...

Amazon to Acquire U.K. Online Book Seller and Publisher

AllThingsD – 2011-07-05

Amazon.com has acquired The Book Depository International, a seven-year old online bookseller based in the UK, which also republishes titles that are no longer in print or poorly available.

OFT set to probe Book Depository deal

The Bookseller – 2011-07-05

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 05/07/2011 - 11:26 The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has announced it is to investigate Amazon’s acquisition of The Book Depository. The official...

Amazon to acquire The Book Depository

The Bookseller – 2011-07-04

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Mon, 04/07/2011 - 12:29 Amazon.com has reached an agreement to acquire The Book Depository, the fast-growing online retailer founded by Andrew...

Book Depository to "operate independently" of Amazon

The Bookseller – 2011-07-04

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 04/07/2011 - 16:00 The Book Depository has said it will continue to operate independently of Amazon, as the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) said it was...

Publishers urged to follow Compass' lead

The Bookseller – 2011-07-04

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 04/07/2011 - 08:36 Pan Macmillan will be offering "enhanced rates" on the titles it publishes under its new digital-only imprint, with agents...

Finalists revealed for best Canadian political book

CBC – 2011-06-30

The finalists in the Best Canadian Political Books of the Last 25 Years were revealed Thursday and Canadians are being asked to get reading and vote for their pick by August 1.

Judging E-Readers by Their Book Readability

AllThingsD – 2011-06-29

If you're heading to the beach this summer and you plan to read an e-book, you won't want to take your iPad. Luckily, the latest versions of the Nook and the Kindle offer glare-free screens and other...

Media Decoder: The Question 'Who Is Herman Cain?' Soon To Be A Book

The New York Times – 2011-06-29

The Republican candidate has sold his memoir to the conservative imprint of Simon @ Schuster.

Publisher pleads with fans: No spoilers for new George R.R. Martin book

Salon.com – 2011-06-29

Fans of HBO's "Game of Thrones" may be grumbling about having to wait a year until next season, but for the millions who read the books on which the show is based, that may seem like a very short...

Land a Nonfiction Book Deal

Media Bistro – 2011-06-28

Home to several bestsellers, this hardworking agency is hungry for investigative journalism that can be adapted for television and film. Pitching An Agent: Castiglia Literary Agency New Career...

How Stelter’s book deal came together

Poynter. – 2011-06-27

Poynter.org New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter was talking about television with his agent and Grand Central Publishing editor Ben Greenberg “when someone mentioned the word ‘morning’ and...

Media Decoder: Politico Enters E-Book Venture With Random House

The New York Times – 2011-06-27

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NYT’s Stelter to write book about morning TV

Poynter. – 2011-06-27

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Tina Fey's 'Bossypants' among Amazon.com favorites

Boston.com – 2011-06-27

Amazon.com's favorite books for this year so far run the gamut from Fey (FAY') to Z.

Book excerpt: Something is rotten in Florida

SacBee – 2011-06-26

James Beard Award winner Barry Estabrook shows consumers the impact of growing fresh tomatoes in Florida in "Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit" (Andrews...

Harry Potter series lands e-book deal

Boston.com – 2011-06-24

LONDON — Harry Potter battled the forces of evil and now is set to conquer the Web — coming to e-books in a groundbreaking deal that has delighted fans but alarmed the book industry that helped...

Rowling Casts E-Book Spell

The Wall Street Journal – 2011-06-24

After years of refusing to release her books in electronic format, Rowling is launching an online store that will sell Harry Potter e-books directly to consumers.

50 Cent turns new leaf with children's book

The Independent – 2011-06-22

He rose to fame with graphic songs detailing the drug use, shoot-outs and violence of his "thug life". Now 50 Cent has turned a new leaf by writing a children's book designed to discourage bullying....

Amazon.com signs deal for McBain backlist

The Bookseller – 2011-06-22

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 22/06/2011 - 15:24 Amazon Publishing has bought almost 50 titles from crime author Ed McBain. The retailer's Thomas & Mercer crime imprint will...

Makinson confident as publishers face digital "flux"

The Bookseller – 2011-06-22

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 22/06/2011 - 10:10 Publishers will play a bigger and more complicated role, but only if the link between the author and reader is "reconfigured", was...

Bennett among donors to NLT book auction

The Bookseller – 2011-06-21

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 21/06/2011 - 11:08 Alan Bennett, Jilly Cooper and Joanna Trollope are among the authors donating books with personal inscriptions to an auction to...

Goodwin inaugural winner of East Midlands Book Award

The Bookseller – 2011-06-21

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 21/06/2011 - 11:30 Mark Goodwin was the “surprise” winner of the first ever East Midland Book Award, presented last night at the Lowdham Book...

Kindle: Opportunity for independent publishers, journalists, and spammers alike

Editors Weblog – 2011-06-21

On Monday, Amazon announced that John Locke became the first independent author to join the ranks of those who have sold a million or more books on Amazon's Kindle. Locke published his books entirely...

Waterstone's launches book club with Grazia

The Bookseller – 2011-06-21

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 21/06/2011 - 08:46 Waterstone's has joined forces with Grazia magazine to launch a book club featuring 10 titles. One Grazia Book Club title will...

Immigrant tale wins $20K Trillium Book Award

CBC – 2011-06-18

Trinidad-born writer Rabindranath Maharaj has won this year's $20,000 English-language Trillium Book Award.

What Amazon Must Do to Save Kindle Direct Publishing

PC World – 2011-06-18

As awesome as Kindle Direct Publishing is, it will be crushed by spam if Amazon doesn't take some action to control the amount of junk titles being dumped on it.

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