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Updated about 7 years ago [ At: 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC]


Google Play Store to Rent and Sell Textbooks

Google is getting into the textbook business by selling and renting materials from the top five education publishers in the US. The new service will launch August 8. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Blazin' Saddles blogger to Transworld

Transworld has bought the first book from cycling journalist Felix Lowe, better known by his... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Monthly ebook ranking to launch in The Bookseller

The Bookseller is to publish a monthly ebook ranking with sales figures supplied by all the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Amazon Kicks Off 'Kindle Singles Interview' Series

Expanding the range of its Kindle Singles offerings, Amazon has kicked off an interview series on the e-reader. The first installment of "The Kindle Singles Interview" series features Israeli President Shimon Peres, who was interviewed by Tablet magazine's literary editor, David Samuels. Amazon... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EU regulator accepts Penguin offer to end dodgy ebook deals with Apple

After the European Commission accepted offers from Apple and four publishers to free up ebook pricing restrictions in December 2012, it's now accepted Penguin's commitment to do the same. Much like Penguin's vow to the US DOJ, it will end its agency agreements with Apple and other retailers, and... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookVibe Turns Twitter Data into Book Discovery Tool

BookVibe allows users to search their tweets and extract the books that are being discussed by the people they follow on Twitter. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Second cookbook festival for Chorleywood

Random House and the Chorleywood Bookshop in Hertfordshire are to run a cookery book festival for... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Xbox One retail consoles double as debug units, Microsoft to allow indie self-publishing (update)

Microsoft's Xbox One is getting decidedly more indie-friendly with today's confirmation from Microsoft that its forthcoming game console will double as a developer debug unit. In so many words, each $500 unit purchased at retail this holiday will also run in-progress game code, enabling... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Xbox One to allow indie games makers

Microsoft is to allow independent games developers to self-publish on its Xbox One games console, in a reversal of its previous policy. Continue reading at 'BBC World'

[ BBC World | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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25 Years Later, Neil Gaiman's Sandman</em> Returns With a Prequel

This October, Neil Gaiman's Sandman is returning to comic book shops with a prequel series titled Sandman: Overture.     Continue reading at 'Wired'

[ Wired | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt on staff departures: 'No-one has enjoyed this process'

Waterstones staff have spoken of their sadness at seeing managers with decades of experience... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital Drives Amazon Second Quarter Sales

Total revenue at Amazon rose 22% in the second quarter ended June 30, to $15.70 billion, while operating income fell 26%, to $79 million. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Microsoft Says Developers Can Self-Publish on Xbox One

Microsoft will allow game developers to self-publish their creations on Xbox One, promising more information at next month's Gamescom show.     Continue reading at 'Wired'

[ Wired | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Luton set for library closures

Luton Borough Council is considering closing several libraries as it looks to make savings on its... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Axel Springer Sheds Oldest Print Titles in $1.2 Billion Deal

FRANKFURT, July 25 (Reuters) - Publisher Axel Springer struck a 920 million euro ($1.22 billion) deal to sell some of Germany's best-known newspapers and magazines, severing its oldest roots in order to intensify its focus on digital media. Th ... Continue reading at 'Editor & Publisher'

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VIDEO: How to Make the Perfect Comic Book TV Show

As the nation's geeks and nerds pack away their spandex and cardboard cosplay costumes (until October's New York Comic-Con of course) staff writer and office comic book aficionado Sam Thielman explains who should be TV's next smash hit superheroes.     Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookBub Ebook Deals Site Closes in on 1.5 Million Subscribers

With the simple concept of alerting readers to a curated list of discounted ebooks, Bookbub has attracted nearly 1.5 million users in just a year. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Agincourt account to W H Allen

W H Allen has signed two new books in the 24 Hours at… series, which give hour-by-hour... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Digital story generator promotes Maas

Bloomsbury is promoting its forthcoming title Crown of Midnight by creating a digital story... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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2013 Man Booker Prize for Fiction Longlist Announced

The 2013 longlist of fiction for the Man Booker Prize will surprise and intrigue in equal measure. The shortlist will be announced in September and the winner on October 15. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-07-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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