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Bookmarks: Author appearances, book sales and more

SacBee – 2012-02-12

Judith Horstman for "Scientific American Book of Love, Sex and the Brain," comes to the Avid Reader at the Tower. Judith Horstman for "Scientific American Book of Love, Sex and the Brain," will be at...

Get 'The Long Tail' E-Book for Free--in Comic-Book Form!

PC World – 2012-02-10

It may sound a little strange, but the SmarterComics version of this business bestseller is quite engaging. Here's your chance to read it online free of charge.

The Value Of a Book

Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-10

How much money is a book really worth? Is it the $25 to $30 publishers typically ask for the hardcover edition? Is it the discounted price plus shipping that an online retailer charges? What if...

Celsius to Showcase Open Platform Publishing Solution at NENPA 2012 Tradeshow

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-08

Falmouth, ME (February 8, 2012) — CelsiusTechnology Group, a leader in open platform, multichannel publishing solutions for the print media industry, today announced its plans for the New...

Cult of the Leader wins CMI Management Book award

The Bookseller – 2012-02-08

The Cult of the Leader (Wiley), written by Christopher Bones, has been named as the CMI...

New book details years of emails between writer and magazine fact checker

Poynter. – 2012-02-08

An email exchange between writer John D’Agata and Believer intern Jim Fingal, who was given the job of fact checking D’Agata’s article: JIM FINGAL: Hi, John. I’m the intern who’s been...

Waterstones Childrens Book Prize shortlist revealed

The Bookseller – 2012-02-08

This year's shortlist for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize includes new talent...

Dummies Euro Crisis e-book

The Bookseller – 2012-02-06

Wiley imprint For Dummies is publishing a 99p mini e-book, The Euro Crisis for Dummies by Julian...

Browns launches e-book platform

The Bookseller – 2012-02-03

Book supplier Browns Books for Students is to launch an e-book platform especially for schools...

The ToC Perspective: A Call for a Unified E-book Market

Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-03

Imagine buying a car that locks you into one brand of fuel. That new BMW only runs on BMW gas. There are plenty of BMW gas stations around, so convenience isn't an issue. But if a different brand of...

Robert Munsch book translated for children of Nunavut

CBC – 2012-02-02

The Nunavut Literacy Council has published the book Just One Goal, by acclaimed Canadian children's author Robert Munsch, in the Inuit language.

Amazon ups UK e-book sales five-fold

The Bookseller – 2012-02-01

Amazon.co.uk increased Kindle e-book sales by five times in its fourth quarter but its parent...

January book spend falls as digital bites

The Bookseller – 2012-02-01

Printed book sales fell 12% year on year in January, with spending falling to its lowest point...

The Guardian continues to open up with Newsdesk live

Editors Weblog – 2012-02-01

by Hannah Vinter "So... What are you working on?" Now some Guardian journalists are prepared to give us the answer to that question, as yesterday the paper unrolled Newsdesk live, a blog that...

Toshiba outlines e-book ambitions

The Bookseller – 2012-01-31

Toshiba, which will launch its first dedicated digital reader on 10th February, is aiming to...

Quercus reports 270% December e-book sales growth

The Bookseller – 2012-01-30

Quercus has reported that sales of its non-Larsson books increased by 83% over the last quarter...

War Horse UK's bestselling book for second week

The Bookseller – 2012-01-25

Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse (Egmont) was once again the bestselling book in the UK last...

Waterstones to open Russian "bookshop"

The Bookseller – 2012-01-25

Waterstones is to open a Russian-language "bookshop" within its flagship London...

'Agile' publishing at Digital Book World

The Bookseller – 2012-01-24

Publishers may be falling out of love with apps, but they need to fall in love with their...

Media Decoder Blog: Children's Book Award Winners Named

The New York Times – 2012-01-24

The awards are the most prestigious in children's literature.

One in four Americans own an e-book reader or tablet

Betanews – 2012-01-24

That's a dramatic change from just a few months ago and, perhaps not coincidentally, before new Nooks and Kindles lowered price of entry for both categories. Between December and January, the number...

Abrams made director of Jewish Book Week

The Bookseller – 2012-01-23

Journalist and TV researcher Hester Abrams has been appointed to the role of director of literary...

Media Decoder: 'Hunger Games' Book Sales Bode Well for the Film

The New York Times – 2012-01-23

The actress Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from the movie adaptation of "The Hunger Games."

Study finds tablet, e-book ownership soared

Boston.com – 2012-01-23

Tablets and e-readers were a popular gift over the holidays, so much so that the number of people who own them nearly doubled between mid-December and January, a new study finds.

Tablet and E-book reader Ownership Nearly Double Over the Holiday Gift-Giving Period

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-23

The share of adults in the United States who own tablet computers nearly doubled from 10% to 19% between mid-December and early January and the same surge in growth also applied to e-book readers,...

Tablet and e-book reader ownership takes off

CBC – 2012-01-23

Computer tablets and e-book readers are surging in popularity with nearly a third of Americans owning at least one of the digital devices, according to a new study.

Want to go “Inside Apple”? Read this book

GigaOM – 2012-01-23

For the second time in three months a book is set to appear that endeavors to explain the "magic" and mystery of why Apple can do with it does. On Wednesday, "Inside Apple" by Fortune reporter Adam...

Four Open Questions About iBooks Author

PC World – 2012-01-21

Apple can improve education and empower authors to create ever-better digital books without limiting customers.

Barnes & Noble captures 25% of e-book market

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-01-20

Number of the day 25% That's Barnes & Noble 's share of the U.S. electronic-book industry. While the company is a distant second to Amazon.com in the market, Barnes & Noble is generating $1.5 billion...

Bookseller Awards open for business

The Bookseller – 2012-01-20

The starting gun has been fired in the race to find Britain's best publishers, retailers...

Apple debuts free e-book publishing app

CNN – 2012-01-19

Apple on Thursday announced a new platform for creating and reading digital textbooks.

Apple unveils iBooks Author, a Mac app for easy interactive e-book authoring

GigaOM – 2012-01-19

Apple's Roger Rosner, Apple VP of productivity software, showed off Apple's new iBooks Author on Thursday at Apple's special media event in NYC. iBooks author is a Mac app that provides tools to help...

Apple's New Math. Or: Why a $15 E-Book Equals a $75 Paper Book.

AllThingsD – 2012-01-19

It's like the old "make it up on volume" joke. Except this time it might work, if students and school districts play along.

Jones to leave The Book Depository

The Bookseller – 2012-01-19

The Book Depository’s IT director Will Jones is departing the company after four years....

Germany joins World Book Night

The Bookseller – 2012-01-17

World Book Night is continuing its international spread, with Germany now set to join the UK...

Viking: early book sales ‘promising’

The Bookseller – 2012-01-17

Stationery retailer Viking has reported a “promising” start to its bookselling...

War Horse UK's bestselling book

The Bookseller – 2012-01-17

Michael Morpurgo's War Horse (Egmont) was comfortably the bestselling book in the UK last...

Amazon moves closer to Brazil e-book launch

The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

Amazon has hired Mauro Widman as Kindle "vendor manager" in Brazil, to prepare for a...

Bloomsbury e-book sales up nearly 40% in final quarter of 2011

The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

Bloomsbury had a "strong" final three months of 2011, with e-book sales growing "...

Waterstones launches 'book club' promotion

The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

Waterstones has launched a "book club" promotion, with the strapline: "Books you...

German book retailer to restructure to face digital challenge

The Bookseller – 2012-01-13

The earnings of German book retailer Thalia's parent group Douglas Holding will be hit by the...

HarperCollins Sues E-Book Publisher

The Wall Street Journal – 2012-01-11

HarperCollins is suing Open Road Integrated Media, a company run by one of its former CEOs, heating up the debate over who owns the e-book rights to decades-old titles.

US book sales hold up, despite Borders collapse and e-book growth

The Bookseller – 2012-01-11

Print books sales in the US fell 9% in 2011, with strong growth in digital sales appearing to...

Doubleday Canada to Publish a New Book from North American Comedy Star Gerry Dee

CNW – 2012-01-10

TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Doubleday Canada is pleased to announce that it will publish a new book from acclaimed comedian Gerry Dee. The as-of-yet untitled book will hit stores in the fall of...

Elton John's first book to Hodder

The Bookseller – 2012-01-09

Hodder & Stoughton has acquired music star Sir Elton John's first book, Love is The Cure...

HuffPost Book Club Goes Live

Media Bistro – 2012-01-09

The HuffPost Book Club is now live, as readers around the globe discuss The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht. In this encore edition of the Morning Media Menu (MP3 link), Huffington Post Books editor...

Media Decoder: Author Found on Penguin's Web Site Signs Book Deal

The New York Times – 2012-01-09

An imprint of Penguin Group USA discovered Kerry Schafer after she posted samples on Bookcountry.com, a site that lets writers share their work.

New York Times reporter doesn’t mind that she didn’t interview Obamas for her book

Poynter. – 2012-01-07

Chicago magazine

Friends of Sacramento Public Library hold book sale this weekend

SacBee – 2012-01-06

The Friends of Sacramento Public Library's warehouse clearing sale is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Book Den Warehouse, 8250 Belvedere Ave., Suite E. A preview for...

Barnes & Noble shares under pressure as company explores Nook e-book business options

MarketWatch.com – 2012-01-05

Barnes & Noble shares under pressure as company explores Nook e-book business options

Kobo e-book sales increase seven-fold in December

The Bookseller – 2012-01-05

Daily Kobo e-book sales in the UK increased seven times in December as the company revealed one...

R&J Spring Book Club titles announced

The Bookseller – 2012-01-05

Harper has scored two of the eight spots in Richard & Judy's Spring Book Club, with the...

Watson joins 10 'unputdownables' for TV Book Club

The Bookseller – 2012-01-05

"The TV Book Club" returns to More4 on Sunday 29th January with author S J Watson's...

Watson joins 10 'unputownables' for TV Book Club

The Bookseller – 2012-01-05

"The TV Book Club" returns to More4 on Sunday 29th January with author S J Watson's...

Dawn Porter follows editor to Hot Key Book

The Bookseller – 2012-01-04

Hot Key Books has signed two-books by journalist Dawn Porter, as the author follows her editor...

Printed book sales fall as Christmas digital sales rise

The Bookseller – 2012-01-04

Physical book sales in the final week of the year totalled £22.5m — down 70% week on...

Duffy among contenders for Costa Book of the Year

The Bookseller – 2012-01-03

Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy has won the Costa Poetry Award for The Bees (Picador), and debut...

Hachette reports a 'blockbuster' Christmas for e-book sales

The Bookseller – 2012-01-03

Hachette has reported a "blockbuster Christmas for e-books", selling more than 100,000...

Savannah Book Festival Comes Of Age

Publishers Weekly – 2011-12-30

At just five years old, the Savannah Book Festival, in the genteel coastal city of Savannah, Ga., is carving a space for itself among the book festival big leagues, boasting not one but two of the...

"Goodnight iPad" Is the Perfect Book for the Kid Who Has Everything That Beeps

AllThingsD – 2011-12-27

The parody of the classic children's book "Goodnight Moon," which got a hilarious analog update for the digital generation is a holiday hit.

Digital Domain: For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War

The New York Times – 2011-12-25

E-books and audio books on the Web site of the New York Public Library. Publishers are waiting for an industrywide approach to e-lending to gel.

Chinese e-tailer Dangdang launches e-book platform

The Bookseller – 2011-12-23

China's biggest online book retailer Dangdang has launched its e-book platform in China, with...

Moran wins Galaxy Book of the Year

The Bookseller – 2011-12-23

Journalist Caitlin Moran's take on modern feminism How to Be A Woman, published by Ebury, has...

UK government holds firm on e-book VAT

The Bookseller – 2011-12-23

The UK government has reiterated its view that it cannot bring down value added tax on e-books...

'Confessions' is e-book of the year

The Bookseller – 2011-12-22

The Friday Project's Confessions of a GP has been crowned the top-selling UK e-book of the...

Pan Mac launches e-book bundles

The Bookseller – 2011-12-22

Pan Macmillan has launched its first e-book bundles, collections of two or three titles in a...

Gallimard reduces e-book prices

The Bookseller – 2011-12-21

Gallimard reduced the prices of its 1,500 e-books on Monday (19th December), two weeks ahead of...

Sam Zell sues former shareholders of Tribune

L.A. Times – 2011-12-21

Billionaire Sam Zell, while saying the buyout of media giant Tribune that he engineered was legitimate, says he should get paid along with other creditors if a court rules it was a fraud.Billionaire...

Wish Book: Shelter Network draws reader support

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-12-21

A Wish Book story this week about a young woman pulling herself out of homelessness and joblessness with the help of nonprofit organization Shelter Network really affected reader Mary Stenseph of San...

Authors of book about rural town of Rescue to hold signing today

SacBee – 2011-12-19

The authors of a new history book about the rural community of Rescue – between Folsom and Placerville – will have a gathering and book signing today.

Media Decoder Blog: A New Children's Book Parodies a Beloved Classic

The New York Times – 2011-12-19

"Goodnight iPad" is a bedtime tour of our electronic lives, mimicking the tone of the classic "Goodnight Moon."

E-book prices spark battle between publishers, retailers

CBC – 2011-12-17

The issue of e-book prices has sparked a global controversy as publishers lock horns with book retailers over how much consumers should pay.

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...

HuffPost Book Club on the Menu

Media Bistro – 2011-12-16

Today on the Morning Media Menu (MP3 link), Huffington Post Books editor Andrew Losowsky discussed how writers and readers can get involved in the site's newest venture. Losowsky explained how...

Graphic book reimagines key time in Steve Jobs' life

Reuters – 2011-12-15

(Reuters) - Another new book about late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is hitting bookshelves next month, this one a graphic narrative exploring the innovator's spiritual development, the publishers...

Publishers still missing the point on e-book prices

GigaOM – 2011-12-15

By keeping e-book prices high, the Big Six book publishers are not only getting less money from their books in many cases, but they are also fuelling piracy and pushing readers away -- all of which...

Sticker Shock For E-Book Readers

The Wall Street Journal – 2011-12-15

New owners of Kindles and Nooks may be in for a surprise: the prices of some popular e-books have soared, and in some cases, the e-books are even more expensive than their printed equivalents.

US World Book Night titles revealed

The Bookseller – 2011-12-15

World Book Night in the US has appointed Pulitzer Prize-wining journalist Anna Quindlen as its...

French book trade protests at VAT hike

The Bookseller – 2011-12-14

French booksellers have called it a "catastrophe" that VAT rates will go up to 7% in...

Book sales soar week on week, remain down on 2010

The Bookseller – 2011-12-13

Printed book sales soared by £8.6m week on week last week, but spending remains down on...

EC e-book probe could impose major fines

The Bookseller – 2011-12-09

The five publishers being investigated over e-book pricing could face fines of many millions of...

Foyle family selling leasehold to Charing Cross Road

The Bookseller – 2011-12-09

The Foyle family investment vehicle Noved Investment Holdings is selling the leasehold to the...

Electronic Book Industry Investigated by U.S. Over Antitrust

BusinessWeek – 2011-12-08

The U.S. is probing the possibility of anticompetitive practices in the e-book industry, the acting chief of the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division told a House committee in Washington.

Justice Department confirms investigation of e-book industry

L.A. Times – 2011-12-08

The U.S. Justice Department's antitrust arm said it was looking into potentially unfair pricing practices by electronic booksellers, joining European regulators and state attorneys general in a...

Justice Department investigates e-book pricing

L.A. Times – 2011-12-08

The U.S. Justice Department joins state prosecutors and European regulators in a probe of possibly 'anticompetitive practices involving e-book sales.'The U.S. Justice Department's antitrust arm said...

Justice Dept looking into e-book sales practices

Boston.com – 2011-12-08

The Justice Department is looking into possible anticompetitive practices involving e-book sales. A department spokeswoman says that Sharis Pozen, the acting head of the antitrust division, confirmed...

Amazon to buy over 450 children's book titles

Reuters – 2011-12-07

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it agreed to acquire more than 450 children's book titles in the U.S. from publisher Marshall Cavendish.

Book on Amazon.com coming in 2013

Boston.com – 2011-12-07

Amazon.com, the country's largest online bookseller, will itself be the subject of a book coming out in 2013.

EU Is Said to Start Probe Into E-Book Market, Including Apple

BusinessWeek – 2011-12-07

European Union antitrust regulators will open an investigation of the electronic-book market to examine restrictions on prices and sales across the region, two people familiar with the case said.

World Book Night 2012 to target prisons and hospitals

The Bookseller – 2011-12-07

Half of the one million books to be given away on the next World Book Night on April 23rd 2012...

Amanda Knox looking for book deal

Chicago Tribune – 2011-12-06

Knox has hired prominent Washington attorney Robert Barnett to take her story to publishers.Amanda Knox, the American student who was cleared of murder charges in October after spending four years in...

Apple, Book Publishers Face European Antitrust Probe

AllThingsD – 2011-12-06

Apple's entry into the ebook business hasn't been a huge success, but it has still registered with European antitrust regulators.

Book sales continue to climb ahead of Christmas

The Bookseller – 2011-12-06

Printed book sales soared by £8.8m week-on-week last week, with the latest edition of...

Europe probes Apple’s e-book deal with publishers

GigaOM – 2011-12-06

European antitrust regulators have announced the launch of a formal investigation into the relationship between Apple and five of the world's largest publishers, in a move that could reshape the...

OFT closes e-book probe, but EC inquiry continues

The Bookseller – 2011-12-06

The European Commission has announced it has opened formal antitrust proceedings to investigate...

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

The New York Times – 2011-12-05

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.

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

L.A. Times – 2011-12-03

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...

Coates to launch Bilbary e-book site

The Bookseller – 2011-12-02

Former Waterstone's m.d. Tim Coates is to launch Bilbary (www.bilbary.com), an international...

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

GigaOM – 2011-12-02

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...

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