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Soon you’ll be able to use your Nook to buy books in Barnes & Noble stores

GigaOM – 2012-05-02

Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch says that the company plans to embed NFC (near field communication) chips into its Nooks. Users could take their Nook into a Barnes & Noble store and scan a print book to get info on it or buy it.
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Repro India site 'to supply 200m books globally'

Publishing giant Repro India is investing INR... | The Bookseller – 2008-07-16

Children's Books: Bookshelf

New children’s books: “Oops!” by Alan Katz; “Lost and Found,” by Andrew Clements; “The Lonesome Puppy,” by Yoshitomo Nara; and more. | New York Times – 2008-07-15

Flat World Knowledge Challenges Textbook Industry; Offers Free Books to College Students and a New Model for Publishing

Flat World Knowledge, a publisher of free and open college textbooks, today announced it will soon begin the nation's largest in-classroom test of open college textbooks. | PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-07-14

£6.1m Repro India site 'to supply 200m books globally'

Publishing giant Repro India is investing Rs 52 crore (£6.1m) in a massive 5,388sqm-printing unit that it hopes will supply 200m books to the global educational and children's book markets. | PrintWeek – 2008-07-14

Children's Books: They Die and They Diet

In “Generation Dead” and “Zombie Blondes,” it’s high school as usual — except you’re dead. | New York Times – 2008-07-12

Children's Books: Weapons of Mass Creation

Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu’s fantasy novel is set in a future dystopian Niger, in a world ravaged by nuclear war and full of magic. | New York Times – 2008-07-12

Books of The Times: The Day of the Jackal, Tinker, Tailor, Bourne, Avalanche and Dr. Hero

Christopher Reich’s thriller is the rare page-turner that begins in by-the-numbers fashion, promising not much, but furiously picks up steam as it goes. | New York Times – 2008-07-10

Wal-Mart to remove Memin Pinguin comic book from stores

HOUSTON -- A popular Mexican comic book seen by some as racist will no longer be available at Wal-Mart. Memin Pinguin, a comic book that has sold millions on newsstands in Mexico and Latin America,... | Dallas Morning News – 2008-07-09

Author Nick Hornby not feeling the fever pitch over e-books

Filed under: Misc. Gadgets , Handhelds This won't come as a massive surprise to most, but author Nick Hornby isn't so into e-books . After walking into a British Borders book store to find the £399... | Engadget – 2007-06-08

JK Rowling says no to age banding on children's books

Jul 3: Harry Potter author joins growing revolt against plans to brand children's books with 'appropriate' age bands | Guardian – 2007-04-08

Oxford’s Square Books Gets Campy

Richard Howorth, owner of Square Books in Oxford, Miss., is hoping to turn the summer season -- when many tourists avoid the area becuase of the hot, humid weather -- into a draw with a series of... | Publishers Wekly – 2007-01-08

S&S to Distribute 'Chicken Soup' Books

Simon & Schuster has signed on to distribute Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing LLC. | Publishers Wekly – 2007-01-08

What children say about children's books

Ask an adult what makes a children's book appealing, and she might talk about the colorful artwork, the clever storytelling or the lessons imparted. | CNN – 2007-01-08

Ypulse.com Announces Launch of Ypulse Books and Books Preconference at 2008 Ypulse National Mashup Conference - ... (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)

Ypulse.com, the leading independent media platform for teen media and marketing professionals, in partnership with publisher Modern Media, today announced the launch of Ypulse Books,... | Yahoo – 2008-06-30

Former Book Nook starts new chapter

When Kitty Murphy purchased The Book Nook in April 2007, she knew the magazine and newspaper shop needed a major makeover. With some help from the village of Lisle, Murphy's vision for the shop, at... | The Lisle Sun – 1970-01-01

SIBA Shoots for Consumers, Aims to Sell 100,001 Books

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has several new projects in the works to directly reach customers on behalf of its member stores. | Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-27

Three Books about Smart, Funny Housewives

Suburban misfit Marc Acito — author of Attack of the Theater People and other comic novels — relies on three fictional gal friends for comfort, laughs and inspiration. | NPR – 2008-06-27

Books of The Times: Exploring What Lies Beyond Manifest Destiny

Walter Nugent explains how the United States assembled its immense and fecund national territory in this history of American expansion and imperialism. | New York Times – 2008-06-26

CDC Partners with Tizra to Make Clients' Books Available As Online PDFs

Yesterday, Chicago Distribution Center (CDC), the distribution arm of the University of Chicago Press that is a one of the majordistributors of scholarly and university press books, announced a... | Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-26

Jackets Required: The 351 Books of Irma Arcuri

It's amazing how just a little craft can make something stand out. Case in point: the jacket art for this mystery book about books. | Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-26

Survey Shows Increasing Use of E-Books As Research Tool Among Students

Ebrary, the Palo Alto-based digital content service and delivery company that is a leading supplier of e-books and other materials to libraries, announced the results of its 2008 Global Student... | Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-25

Books for Grownups: June 2008

This month, PW and AARP bring you a handful of hot summer reads, including hefty novels, notable nonfiction and helpful how-to's to keep you company at the beach or wherever you'll be relaxing. ... | Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-24

No Sale for All for Kids Books & Music

Chauni Haslet was unable to find a buyer for All for Kids Books & Music and will retire at the end of the month. | Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-23

Books Invade the Cable Networks

The tagline “It’s not TV. It’s HBO” is something many will remember from the late 1990s, back when the cable network was in the vanguard for airing critically acclaimed series like The... | Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-10

Between the Lines: Many books for Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time to remember the struggles, accomplishments and contributions of African Americans. | SacBee – 2012-02-10

Niche Publishing: Publishers Seek To Capitalize On e-Books

As traditional revenue channels for newspapers collapse, publishers are seeking new and innovative ways to make a profit without expending a lot of resources. Finding the appropriate niche is the key... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-03

Bedford Square Books strikes exclusive Tesco deal

Bedford Square Books, the e-book and print-on-demand venture set up by the Ed Victor Literary... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-15

Over a third of students ‘not interested’ in physical books

Students are split on the necessity of physical textbooks in a digital world, but a majority of... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-16

A Sneak Preview---for Books

Publishers are experimenting with a new strategy: Ahead of the print release of a splashy new novel, they're releasing digital prequels, priced at 99 cents, to help build buzz. | The Wall Street Journal – 2012-02-17

Are Teens Embracing E-books?

A recent PubTrak survey from R.R. Bowker indicated that teens remain reluctant when it comes to e-books. Accustomed to social media, they find that electronic stories have “too many... | Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-17

Kitson Stacks Up the Books

When Fraser Ross opened his first trendy Kitson clothing and accessories store in West Hollywood in 2001, it was a magnet for celebrities and the paparazzi that stalked them, a most unlikely retail... | Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-17

Inkling Habitat streamlines creation of e-books

No one would mistake a book publisher for a tech company, but they do have one thing in common: offshoring. Just as Apple and other major gadget makers rely on companies like Taiwan's Foxconn... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-02-20

B&N profit sinks, launches new Nook

Profit at US bookseller Barnes & Noble sank 12% in the third quarter, despite both physical... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-21

Barnes & Noble Announces $199 Nook

Barnes & Noble is fighting fire with fire. The book retailer Tuesday morning debuted a new version of its Nook tablet that matches Amazon's Kindle Fire in price and memory. The new device is... | AllThingsD – 2012-02-21

Barnes & Noble will offer new Nook tablet for same price as cheapest Kindle Fire

Barnes & Noble said Tuesday that it is introducing a Nook Tablet device with 8 gigabytes of memory for $199. Its current 16GB device sells for $249. Barnes & Noble's biggest e-book reader... | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-02-22

Barnes & Noble sales rise, launches cheaper Nook

(Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc posted strong sales in both its Nook and printed books businesses over the holiday quarter, holding its own in its bruising fight with Amazon.com Inc's Kindle in the... | Reuters – 2012-02-21

B&N Targets Kindle Fire With New Nook

Tablet wars continue as pricing falls even further. | Folio Magazine – 2012-02-22

Film studio sues to prevent more 'Godfather' books

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (Reuters) - The movie studio that controls the rights to "The Godfather" has sued the estate of its creator Mario Puzo, accusing his heirs of wrongfully authorizing new book sequels... | Reuters – 2012-02-22

Angola: Writer Gaby Simões Releases Books

[ANGOP] Luanda - The Angolan writer Gaby Simões released Sunday in Luanda the books "A pata dos ovos de diamante" and "O pintinho da pata de pau", both part of the... | allAfrica – 2012-02-21

Nigeria: 'I Love Adventures, Read Great Books By Great Writers'

[Leadership] Nurudeen Rafindadi, is the Chief Executive Officer of Afri Project Consortium, a multi disciplinary consulting firm and national President of... | allAfrica – 2012-02-13

Uganda: Books They Read - Bonnevanture T. Asiimwe

[Monitor] Bonnetvanture T. Asiimwe is a Visual Art Consultant and Director of Proxy Concepts Consult. He also serves on the board of Uganda Reproduction Rights... | allAfrica – 2012-02-13

Angola: Vice Minister Calls for Public Support in Combat Illegal Sale of Books

[ANGOP] People are urged to avoid acquiring books from informal market with a view to discouraging the illegal sale of school textbooks. | allAfrica – 2012-02-12

B&N unveils cheaper Nook Tablet

Barnes & Noble Inc. said Tuesday that its fiscal third-quarter net income fell 14%, as rising costs offset higher sales. The company also said it will introduce a cheaper Nook Tablet.In its latest... | Crains New York – 2012-02-21

Twitter's Android and iOS app get updates; out on Kindle Fire now, Nook soon

The official Twitter app has just received an update on iOS and Android, bringing new features to both platforms, plus an "optimized" Ice Cream Sandwich experience as seen above. The app is also... | Engadget – 2012-02-22

3 books about dogs in wartime

1) Sergeant Rex (Atria, $26) is Marine Mike Dowling’s account of his 2004 deployment with his military working dog, a German shepherd named Rex. Tasked with seeking out improvised explosive... | The Washington Post – 2012-02-22

3 best books on the American Revolution, chosen by Richard Brookhiser

I backed into the American Revolution in college when I took a course from Garry Wills about Thomas Jefferson. Wills found Jefferson fascinating and quirky, but he loved George Washington, whom he... | The Washington Post – 2011-07-02

Major events in the world of books in 2011

Jan. 18 Bucking the widespread decline of independent bookstores, One More Page Books opens in Arlington. Feb. 1 English professor Alan Gribben sparks a national debate when he publishes a new... | The Washington Post – 2011-12-10

Re-reading old books ‘enhances the experience’

Re-reading your favourite books or re-visiting your favourite holiday spots is actually good -- these enhance a person's experience, says a new study. | Hindustan Times – 2012-02-16

Banning books is a sin: Chetan Bhagat

While talking about the freedom of speech and expression in books written on religion, popular novelist Chetan Bhagat opined that there should be no ban on books and people should appreciate the... | Hindustan Times – 2012-01-30

Barnes & Noble offers to repartition Nook Tablet storage, concedes you may need more than 1GB

Are you one of the many infuriated with Barnes & Noble over how it partitioned the storage on the Nook Tablet -- leaving you just 1GB for you own files? Well, it looks like the company has... | Engadget – 2012-02-22

Film studio sues to prevent more Godfather books

The movie studio that controls the rights to The Godfather has sued the estate of its creator Mario Puzo, accusing his heirs of wrongfully authorising new book sequels to the fictional mafia family's... | Stuff – 2012-02-22

New books by legendary chefs will inspire home cooks

If you're looking for new challenges to expand your cooking repertoire or you long to know how the greatest chefs think about food, here are two books you're going to love. | SacBee – 2012-02-22

Contra Costa libraries on overdrive trying to meet demands for e-books

Libraries face biggest challenge in years trying to balance patrons' desires for both paper and e-books | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-02-23

Bits Blog: Amazon Pulls Thousands of E-Books in Dispute

It is still early days for the Kindle Fire. | The New York Times – 2012-02-23

Rare US comic books fetch $3.5m

A collection of early comic books - including those featuring the debuts of Batman and Superman - is sold for $3.5m (£2.2m) at auction in New York. | BBC – 2012-02-23

Amazon takes a company's e-books out of stores after disagreement

When the Independent Publishers Group couldn't come to terms with Amazon, the bookselling giant took 5,000 IPG titles out of their Kindle e-book store. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-02-23

Kenya: ICC to Donate Books to Mt Kenya University

[Nairobi Star] The International Criminal Court will donate books to the Mount Kenya University as part of cooperation between the court and the varsity's law... | allAfrica – 2012-02-24

Gambia: One Million Books for Gambia Reaches NBR

[Daily Observer] NBR - Hand In Health, an NGO based in Minnesota in the United States in partnership with Books For Africa, Wednesday morning commenced the... | allAfrica – 2012-02-24

Taking E-books To the Next Level

Despite technological petting zoos, QR codes on shelf-talkers linked to bookstores’ Web sites, and in-store displays of physical books with signage reminding readers that they can also buy... | Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-24

Between the Lines: An Oscar-night nod to books that were made into films

A look at the list of Oscar-nominated films starring in tonight's 84th Academy Awards is a reminder of the thousands of books, novellas and short stories that have found their way into movie theaters... | SacBee – 2012-02-26

Harry Potter e-books coming to schools, libraries

(02-27) 08:03 PST New York (AP) -- Harry Potter e-books are coming to schools and libraries, at a date to be determined. OverDrive Inc., a leading distributor for the school and library markets,... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-02-27

Steinbeck's Love Advice; New Books by Zadie Smith and Junot Diaz

Today in publishing and literature: Zadie Smith's first novel in seven years is arriving in September, more tributes to Grove Press founder Barney Rosset, and new data about print book... | The Atlantic Wire – 2012-02-27

Harry Potter e-books coming to schools, libraries around the world

Pottermore has partnered with e-book company Overdrive to bring electronic versions of the 'Harry Potter' series to libraries and schools in five languages. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-02-28

"Harry Potter" E-books get worldwide library distribution

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The "Harry Potter" saga may have seen the end of its run in the movie theaters, but J.K. Rowling's wizardly brain child will live on in the world's libraries. British... | Yahoo! News – 2012-02-28

Printed books fall £2.8m as kids go back to school

Printed book sales slumped 11% last week as children returned to school and adults to work... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-28

BBC Books acquires Hom and Huang

BBC Books has acquired a title by chefs Ken Hom and Ching-He Huang, both Chinese food specialists... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-28

E-book deal's the steal of the century; 4000 pirated books

An Australian group-buying site owned by Microsoft and Nine sold e-book readers bundled with a treasure trove of thousands of pirated books including the full Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings... | The Sydney Morning Herald – 2012-02-29

Comedy Central to Publish Funny Books; Happy World Book Day

Today in publishing and literature: Comedy Central's new publishing imprint won't be breaking the bank, bestselling self-published e-book mystery writer Kerry Wilkinson scores a three... | The Atlantic Wire – 2012-03-01

3 books by Hitchens to be reissued in April

Three of Christopher Hitchens' most contentious books are coming back into print, and debuting in digital form. | Yahoo! News – 2012-03-02

Slate to Begin a Monthly Review of Books

The Web magazine will publish an expanded look at books on the first Saturday of each month, as stand-alone book review sections in newspapers have dwindled. | The New York Times – 2012-03-02

3 controversial Hitchens books to be reissued

Associated Press - Three of Christopher Hitchens' most contentious books are coming back into print, and debuting in digital form.Twelve, an imprint of the Hachette Book Group, announced Thursday... | Crains New York – 2012-03-02

Three Christopher Hitchens books to be out soon

Three of Christopher Hitchens’ most contentious books are coming back into print, and debuting in digital form. Twelve, an ... | Hindustan Times – 2012-03-02

Gender bias in books journalism remains acute, research shows

Study by Vida shows great majority of quality-press reviews are still by and about male writersIt was the year when VS Naipaul infamously declared no woman writer to be his equal, so perhaps it's not... | Guardian – 2012-03-02

E-Books on Tablets Fight Digital Distractions

Reading a book on a tablet like the Kindle Fire is “like trying to cook when there are little children around,” David Myers said. | The New York Times – 2012-03-05

McShane new Waterstones head of books

Waterstones has announced former Piccadilly store manager Rik McShane as its new head of books at... | The Bookseller – 2012-03-05

Random House drastically raises the price of e-books for libraries

Oddly, Random House deciding to triple the price of its e-books for libraries is being considered a compromise. While others, like Penguin, are pulling their electronic tomes from the virtual shelves... | Engadget – 2012-03-05

Dark Horse Comics graphic novels coming to Nook Tablet and Nook Color

Dark Horse Comics has penciled a contract with Barnes & Noble (it'll be sent off to be inked and colored next week*) to get the former's content onto the latter's Tablet and Color e-readers.... | Engadget – 2012-03-05

France launches Google-style plan to scan and sell out-of-print books

The government of France has passed a law to digitize and sell half a million "indispensable" works from the 20th century. The goal of this project is to preserve and commercialize French books from... | GigaOM – 2012-03-06

Are Tablets Killing Our Attention Span for Books?

Today in the "modern life is hard" department: Reading books on tablets may be more difficult than reading print books. Sure, a tablet is lighter, more convenient, and saves you a trip to... | The Atlantic Wire – 2012-03-06

Sacramento Public Library selects 2 books for 'One Book' program

The Sacramento Public Library is going for broke this year with its Sacramento One Book program, celebrating two books rather than one, according to director Rivkah Sass. | SacBee – 2012-03-06

London Nook event suggests "UK entry"

US retailer Barnes & Noble is to sponsor an event for developers in London later this month,... | The Bookseller – 2012-03-06

Google pulls books into entertainment hub

The Google eBooks store has been merged into the company's wider entertainment portal with... | The Bookseller – 2012-03-07

Guardian Children's Books podcast: Simon Mayo on his first book Itch

Itch is the story oft a 14-year-old schoolboy from Cornwall who is on the run with a rucksack full of chemical elements when he is taken hostage by his crazy science teacher...Radio presenter and... | Guardian – 2012-03-07

Ghana: GCB Provides Exercise Books to Deprived Schools

[Accra Mail] The Ghana Commercial Bank Limited in partnership with Brand Plus, a marketing company has produced GCB branded exercise books for distribution to... | allAfrica – 2012-03-07

Making e-books even more kid-friendly: the Storia reading app from Scholastic

Scholastic's Storia reading app includes many children's titles previously unavailable in e-book format | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-03-07

Miniature E-Books Let Journalists Stretch Legs

The Kindle Single is not a promising name. It sounds like a new kind of prefabricated fire log, or a type of person you might meet on the dating service eHarmony — perhaps a lonely... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-03-07

PayPal sparks furor over limits on "obscene" e-books

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - PayPal, the online payments arm of eBay Inc, has sparked a furor in the publishing world by asking some e-book distributors to ban books that contain "obscene" themes... | Reuters – 2012-03-08

10 Judy Blume titles to be released as e-books

On March 21, 10 of Judy Blume's books for young readers will become available as e-books. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-03-08

How Cheap Should Books Be?

A looming lawsuit could further solidify Amazon's dominance in the book business. That might be good for readers' wallets, but it also might be bad for readers in the long term. Here 's why. | The Atlantic – 2012-03-11

Barnes & Noble Expands Boutiques

Barnes & Noble is expanding a nascent effort to install boutiques within its stores selling books and other items associated with the Penguin publishing house. | The Wall Street Journal – 2012-03-12

Marvel Hopes to Give Comic Books a Boost With Augmented Reality Content

The Marvel AR app will be released in April for Apple's iPhones and iPad as well as smartphones and tablets, the comic book publisher said in a statement. | PC World – 2012-03-12

Right pricing e-books: Is the government actually discouraging competition?

Authors Guild President Scott Turow charges in an open letter about e-book pricing: “Our government may be on the verge of killing real competition in order to save the appearance of competition.” | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-03-13

With This Machine, You Can Print Your Own Books at the Local Bookstore

The Espresso Book Machine means that booksellers can publish and sell an enormous number of titles. But can they make the finances work? | The Atlantic – 2012-03-13

AUDIO: E-books 'lend themselves to erotica'

Rowan Pelling, former editor of Erotic Review and Telegraph Review, and Tom Tivnan, features editor for The Bookseller, discuss the rise in popularity of e-books particularly in genres such as... | BBC World – 2012-03-14

PSA: Nook Tablet can be repartitioned in-store, Android app adds comic support

Did you take umbrage with Barnes & Noble's efforts to hoard all your Nook Tablet storage for its own content? Well, the book seller has made good on its promise to reassign a portion of your 16GB... | Engadget – 2012-03-14

Coming Soon to an iPad Near You: More Sesame Street Books

Callaway Digital inks deal with Callaway Digital for three more titles, including The Great Cookie Thief later this summer. | AllThingsD – 2012-03-15

James Patterson donates 200,000 books to US troops

If James Patterson thought it were possible, he'd shake the hand of every U.S. soldier. For now, he'll let a big bundle of his novels do the talking. | Yahoo! News – 2012-03-16

Specializing in Specialty Stores

To walk into the 5,000-square-foot book room of the Stephen Young showroom in Los Angeles’s Gift Mart is to feel the atmosphere of an old-fashioned library decorated with vintage globes and bird... | Publishers Weekly – 2012-03-16

Books: ‘Mudwoman’ by Joyce Carol Oates

Most of Joyce Carol Oates’s fiction is grounded firmly in the real world, ripped from the headlines or sifted from history. Her best-known short story, the terrifying “Where Are You Going, Where... | The Washington Post – 2012-03-16

Kenya: Kimathi University Gets Sh9 Million Books From Global Literacy Project

[Nairobi Star] KIMATHI University College of Technology has received books worth Sh9 million from the Global Literacy Project. | allAfrica – 2012-03-17

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