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HC US sues over Open Road e-book

The Bookseller – 2011-12-28

HarperCollins US is suing digital publisher Open Road for copyright infringement after it...
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Bookmarks: Author appearances, book sales and more

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... | SacBee – 2012-02-12

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

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. | PC World – 2012-02-10

The Value Of a Book

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... | Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-10

Celsius to Showcase Open Platform Publishing Solution at NENPA 2012 Tradeshow

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... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-08

Cult of the Leader wins CMI Management Book award

The Cult of the Leader (Wiley), written by Christopher Bones, has been named as the CMI... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-08

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

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... | Poynter. – 2012-02-08

Waterstones Childrens Book Prize shortlist revealed

This year's shortlist for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize includes new talent... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-08

Dummies Euro Crisis e-book

Wiley imprint For Dummies is publishing a 99p mini e-book, The Euro Crisis for Dummies by Julian... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-06

Browns launches e-book platform

Book supplier Browns Books for Students is to launch an e-book platform especially for schools... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-03

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

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... | Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-03

Robert Munsch book translated for children of Nunavut

The Nunavut Literacy Council has published the book Just One Goal, by acclaimed Canadian children's author Robert Munsch, in the Inuit language. | CBC – 2012-02-02

Amazon ups UK e-book sales five-fold increased Kindle e-book sales by five times in its fourth quarter but its parent... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-01

January book spend falls as digital bites

Printed book sales fell 12% year on year in January, with spending falling to its lowest point... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-01

The Guardian continues to open up with Newsdesk live

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... | Editors Weblog – 2012-02-01

Toshiba outlines e-book ambitions

Toshiba, which will launch its first dedicated digital reader on 10th February, is aiming to... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-31

Quercus reports 270% December e-book sales growth

Quercus has reported that sales of its non-Larsson books increased by 83% over the last quarter... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-30

War Horse UK's bestselling book for second week

Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse (Egmont) was once again the bestselling book in the UK last... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-25

Waterstones to open Russian "bookshop"

Waterstones is to open a Russian-language "bookshop" within its flagship London... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-25

'Agile' publishing at Digital Book World

Publishers may be falling out of love with apps, but they need to fall in love with their... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-24

Media Decoder Blog: Children's Book Award Winners Named

The awards are the most prestigious in children's literature. | The New York Times – 2012-01-24

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

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... | Betanews – 2012-01-24

Abrams made director of Jewish Book Week

Journalist and TV researcher Hester Abrams has been appointed to the role of director of literary... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-23

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

The actress Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from the movie adaptation of "The Hunger Games." | The New York Times – 2012-01-23

Study finds tablet, e-book ownership soared

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. | – 2012-01-23

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

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,... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-23

Tablet and e-book reader ownership takes off

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. | CBC – 2012-01-23

Want to go “Inside Apple”? Read this book

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... | GigaOM – 2012-01-23

Four Open Questions About iBooks Author

Apple can improve education and empower authors to create ever-better digital books without limiting customers. | PC World – 2012-01-21

Barnes & Noble captures 25% of e-book market

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 in the market, Barnes & Noble is generating $1.5 billion... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-01-20

Bookseller Awards open for business

The starting gun has been fired in the race to find Britain's best publishers, retailers... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-20

Apple debuts free e-book publishing app

Apple on Thursday announced a new platform for creating and reading digital textbooks. | CNN – 2012-01-19

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

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... | GigaOM – 2012-01-19

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

It's like the old "make it up on volume" joke. Except this time it might work, if students and school districts play along. | AllThingsD – 2012-01-19

Jones to leave The Book Depository

The Book Depository’s IT director Will Jones is departing the company after four years.... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-19

Germany joins World Book Night

World Book Night is continuing its international spread, with Germany now set to join the UK... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-17

Viking: early book sales ‘promising’

Stationery retailer Viking has reported a “promising” start to its bookselling... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-17

War Horse UK's bestselling book

Michael Morpurgo's War Horse (Egmont) was comfortably the bestselling book in the UK last... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-17

Amazon moves closer to Brazil e-book launch

Amazon has hired Mauro Widman as Kindle "vendor manager" in Brazil, to prepare for a... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

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

Bloomsbury had a "strong" final three months of 2011, with e-book sales growing "... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

Waterstones launches 'book club' promotion

Waterstones has launched a "book club" promotion, with the strapline: "Books you... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

German book retailer to restructure to face digital challenge

The earnings of German book retailer Thalia's parent group Douglas Holding will be hit by the... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-13

HarperCollins Sues E-Book Publisher

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. | The Wall Street Journal – 2012-01-11

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

Print books sales in the US fell 9% in 2011, with strong growth in digital sales appearing to... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-11

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

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... | CNW – 2012-01-10

Elton John's first book to Hodder

Hodder & Stoughton has acquired music star Sir Elton John's first book, Love is The Cure... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-09

HuffPost Book Club Goes Live

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 Bistro – 2012-01-09

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

An imprint of Penguin Group USA discovered Kerry Schafer after she posted samples on, a site that lets writers share their work. | The New York Times – 2012-01-09

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

Chicago magazine | Poynter. – 2012-01-07

Friends of Sacramento Public Library hold book sale this weekend

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... | SacBee – 2012-01-06

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

Barnes & Noble shares under pressure as company explores Nook e-book business options | – 2012-01-05

Kobo e-book sales increase seven-fold in December

Daily Kobo e-book sales in the UK increased seven times in December as the company revealed one... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-05

R&J Spring Book Club titles announced

Harper has scored two of the eight spots in Richard & Judy's Spring Book Club, with the... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-05

Watson joins 10 'unputdownables' for TV Book Club

"The TV Book Club" returns to More4 on Sunday 29th January with author S J Watson's... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-05

Watson joins 10 'unputownables' for TV Book Club

"The TV Book Club" returns to More4 on Sunday 29th January with author S J Watson's... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-05

Dawn Porter follows editor to Hot Key Book

Hot Key Books has signed two-books by journalist Dawn Porter, as the author follows her editor... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-04

Printed book sales fall as Christmas digital sales rise

Physical book sales in the final week of the year totalled £22.5m — down 70% week on... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-04

Duffy among contenders for Costa Book of the Year

Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy has won the Costa Poetry Award for The Bees (Picador), and debut... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-03

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

Hachette has reported a "blockbuster Christmas for e-books", selling more than 100,000... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-03

Savannah Book Festival Comes Of Age

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... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-12-30

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

The parody of the classic children's book "Goodnight Moon," which got a hilarious analog update for the digital generation is a holiday hit. | AllThingsD – 2011-12-27

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

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. | The New York Times – 2011-12-25

Chinese e-tailer Dangdang launches e-book platform

China's biggest online book retailer Dangdang has launched its e-book platform in China, with... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-23

Moran wins Galaxy Book of the Year

Journalist Caitlin Moran's take on modern feminism How to Be A Woman, published by Ebury, has... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-23

UK government holds firm on e-book VAT

The UK government has reiterated its view that it cannot bring down value added tax on e-books... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-23

'Confessions' is e-book of the year

The Friday Project's Confessions of a GP has been crowned the top-selling UK e-book of the... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-22

Pan Mac launches e-book bundles

Pan Macmillan has launched its first e-book bundles, collections of two or three titles in a... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-22

Gallimard reduces e-book prices

Gallimard reduced the prices of its 1,500 e-books on Monday (19th December), two weeks ahead of... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-21

Sam Zell sues former shareholders of Tribune

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... | L.A. Times – 2011-12-21

Wish Book: Shelter Network draws reader support

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... | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-12-21

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

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. | SacBee – 2011-12-19

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

"Goodnight iPad" is a bedtime tour of our electronic lives, mimicking the tone of the classic "Goodnight Moon." | The New York Times – 2011-12-19

E-book prices spark battle between publishers, retailers

The issue of e-book prices has sparked a global controversy as publishers lock horns with book retailers over how much consumers should pay. | CBC – 2011-12-17

E-Book Readers Face Sticker Shock

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... | AllThingsD – 2011-12-16

HuffPost Book Club on the Menu

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... | Media Bistro – 2011-12-16

Graphic book reimagines key time in Steve Jobs' life

(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... | Reuters – 2011-12-15

Publishers still missing the point on e-book prices

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... | GigaOM – 2011-12-15

Sticker Shock For E-Book Readers

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. | The Wall Street Journal – 2011-12-15

US World Book Night titles revealed

World Book Night in the US has appointed Pulitzer Prize-wining journalist Anna Quindlen as its... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-15

French book trade protests at VAT hike

French booksellers have called it a "catastrophe" that VAT rates will go up to 7% in... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-14

Book sales soar week on week, remain down on 2010

Printed book sales soared by £8.6m week on week last week, but spending remains down on... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-13

EC e-book probe could impose major fines

The five publishers being investigated over e-book pricing could face fines of many millions of... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-09

Foyle family selling leasehold to Charing Cross Road

The Foyle family investment vehicle Noved Investment Holdings is selling the leasehold to the... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-09

Electronic Book Industry Investigated by U.S. Over Antitrust

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. | BusinessWeek – 2011-12-08

Justice Department confirms investigation of e-book industry

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... | L.A. Times – 2011-12-08

Justice Department investigates e-book pricing

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... | L.A. Times – 2011-12-08

Justice Dept looking into e-book sales practices

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... | – 2011-12-08

Amazon to buy over 450 children's book titles

(Reuters) - Inc said on Tuesday it agreed to acquire more than 450 children's book titles in the U.S. from publisher Marshall Cavendish. | Reuters – 2011-12-07

Book on coming in 2013, the country's largest online bookseller, will itself be the subject of a book coming out in 2013. | – 2011-12-07

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

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. | BusinessWeek – 2011-12-07

World Book Night 2012 to target prisons and hospitals

Half of the one million books to be given away on the next World Book Night on April 23rd 2012... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-07

Amanda Knox looking for book deal

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... | Chicago Tribune – 2011-12-06

Apple, Book Publishers Face European Antitrust Probe

Apple's entry into the ebook business hasn't been a huge success, but it has still registered with European antitrust regulators. | AllThingsD – 2011-12-06

Book sales continue to climb ahead of Christmas

Printed book sales soared by £8.8m week-on-week last week, with the latest edition of... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-06

Europe probes Apple’s e-book deal with publishers

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... | GigaOM – 2011-12-06

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

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

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