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Hearst pays €651m for Lagardère magazine business

Hearst Corporation has made a "binding offer" of €651m (£559m) for Lagardère's international magazine business, which includes a licensing agreement for fashion magazine Elle. Continue reading at 'Media Week'

[ Media Week | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sphere buys tie-in to new Billy Connolly show

Written By: Charlotte Williams Sphere has acquired the tie-in title to comedian Billy Connolly's forthcoming "Route 66" ITV show. Non-fiction publishing director Adam Strange bought world rights from Maverick Television to Billy Connolly's Route 66, winning a four-way auction. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Picador in Room paperback giveaway

Written By: Graeme Neill Picador is teaming up with The Reading Agency and Mumsnet to give away 2,500 copies of the paperback of Emma Donoghue's Man Booker shortlisted novel Room. The Reading Agency's Room Mega Read library promotion will distribute 500 copies of Room to four libraries in Bury... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Egypt's telecommunications blackout crushes citizen journalism

By Tim Conneally, Betanews Responding to widespread civil unrest, the government of Egypt on Thursday evening ordered all private network operators to shut down their services, both wired and wireless.At around 12:30am local time, Egypt's outbound connections to the Internet hit a brick wall,... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2011-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Claims E-book Sales Beat Paperbacks

The ebook sales milestone "has come even sooner than we expected," CEO Bezos says. Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2011-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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David Kohn to leave Waterstone's

Written By: Lisa Campbell Waterstone’s head of e-commerce David Kohn is leaving the company at the end of this week. Kohn has worked with the book retailer for the last two and a half years. He is leaving to pursue “a number of digital investment opportunities,” according to a Waterstone’s... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Warnock condemns library closure "barbarism"

Written By: Benedicte Page The philosopher, author and life peer Baroness Mary Warnock has said closure of her local library, Sydenham Library, would be "barbarism". Warnock will be among the local authors and poets taking part in a read-in at the library on Saturday 5th February, as part of... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstone's asks publishers to scale-back March orders

Written By: Lisa Campbell Waterstone's is cutting orders it makes on new titles from March to reduce its number of returns. The book retailer contacted suppliers this week asking them to reduce initial orders by about 20%. Publishers were asked to cancel existing pre-orders so that new orders... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Big comics line up for this autumn

Written By: Charlotte Williams Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan and John Bishop are among the latest big-name celebrities to have been snapped up for autobiographies, as comedians look set to dominate the hardback celebrity memoir market again this autumn. “Gavin and Stacey” star Rob Brydon’s memoir is... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Man Booker to accept digital submissions for first time

Written By: Katie Allen E-books are to be accepted for entry for the Man Booker prize for the first time in 2011 as a number of changes are made to the rules. Publishers are being asked to submit a digital version of their submissions as judges are to be supplied with e-readers for the first... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Kindle Book Sales Soar

Online retailer reports sales of its digital ebooks has outstripped those of traditional paperbacks. Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Borders secures funding but doubts remain over future

Written By: Graeme Neill Borders has finally secured an agreement for fresh funding, with GE Capital providing $550m of new cash, but only if publishers stump up $125m. Publishers Weekly reports the troubled retailer has said for the first time that it doesn't rule out the possibility of... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookthrift in Chesham faces closure

Written By: Lisa Campbell Independent bookshop Bookthrift in Chesham is closing after five years trading, blaming poor sales and more people buying online and in supermarkets. The four staff in the Chiltern Hills shop in Buckinghamshire will be made redundant when it closes, although its final... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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2010 retailer discounts total £600m

Written By: Philip Stone and Lisa Campbell Retailers slashed a total of £600m from the price of books in 2010 as book-buyers enjoyed their best year for bargains since records began. The average discount given off a book's r.r.p. last year was 26%— slightly deeper than in 2009, when books were... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Eric Carle to write first book in four years for Puffin

Written By: Charlotte Williams Puffin is to publish a new picture book by The Very Hungry Caterpillar author Eric Carle, his first in four years. The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse will be published in October 2011, in a global, simultaneous publication with Philomel, a Penguin Young Readers... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Report: Worldwide App Revenue To Exceed $15 Billion in 2011

Mobile app downloads will increase 117 percent to 17.7 billion worldwide while mobile application store revenue will grow to more than $15.1 billion in 2011, a 190 percent increase, according to Gartner Inc. In 2010, app stores generated an estimated $5.2 billion from both download sales and... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kindle sales outstrip paperbacks as Amazon has first $10bn quarter

Written By: Lisa Campbell Kindle ebooks have overtaken paperback sales at Amazon.com, as the internet retailer revealed sales topped $10bn for the first time in its latest trading quarter. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Orbit buys three more Dresden Files

Written By: Charlotte Williams Orbit has acquired three new books in the Dresden Files series by author Jim Butcher, following Chicago private investigator and wizard Harry Dresden. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sphere buys Tina Fey memoir

Written By: Charlotte Williams Sphere has acquired the autobiography of US comedy star Tina Fey, with editor-in-chief Antonia Hodgson acquiring British Commonwealth (incl. Australia and New Zealand) rights. Hodgson bought the rights to the title, Bossypants, from Hachette US, where it will be... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Barnes & Noble Digital Newsstand Passes 650,000 Periodical Downloads

While publishers and Apple haggle over the pending launch of a digital newsstand, Barnes & Noble took the opportunity to remind everyone that it not only has a functional newsstand, but it's chugging right along. Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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