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News Corp Sees More Growth for HarperCollins

Robert Thomson, CEO of HarperCollins parent company News Corp, told analysts News could make another purchase in the book industry following its purchase of Harlequin. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-12-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury's Charkin warns of industry 'monopolisation'

Bloomsbury executive director Richard Charkin has warned of the dangers of the book industry being “monopolized” by “a single distribution channel”. Giving his keynote speech at the opening of Sharjah International Book Fair’s professional programme 2014 earlier today (3rd November), Charkin... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Liberio review: Turn your Google Docs into a published ebook

Now that eBooks have enabled anyone to be a published author, more would-be scribes are submitting their work directly through digital storefronts like Kindle Direct Publishing. Yet even with this radical change in the book industry, the e-publishing process is hardly simple. In fact the... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2014-08-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon's Russell Grandinetti: Kindle champ takes on the books trade | Observer profile

Why are some of the world's most widely read authors now at daggers drawn with Amazon? The answer lies in Jeff Bezos's chief lieutenant, now the most powerful man in publishingEarlier this year, Amazon threw a party at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to celebrate the launch of Alpha... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-08-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Monthly StatShot, March 2014

The first quarter of 2014 was a mixed period for the book industry, based on sales reports from the 1,218 publishers that take part in AAP’s StatShot program. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-07-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Is Selling Direct Worth It?

The relaunch of the HarperCollins website, redesigned with an emphasis on direct sales to consumers, has revived a longtime debate in the book industry. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-07-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Amazon terms amount to 'assisted suicide' for book industry, experts claim

Report says publishers under heavy pressure to make damaging concessions including giving online retailer rights to print on demandBritish authors have condemned as "deeply worrying" reports that Amazon is now pressing for improved terms from publishers in the UK, as its showdown with Hachette... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-06-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA, BookCon Headed for Four Days

The book industry’s largest event will be four days in 2015, with two days for consumer event, BookCon. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-05-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Women's fiction is a sign of a sexist book industry

Joanne Harris says the book industry is sexist. Why else are there categories for 'women writers' and no equivalents for writers who happen to be men?This is the year of reading women, people, remember? We're all reading female writers and helping address the literary gender imbalance which is... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon’s Australian Kindle store: an unhappy ending for the book industry?

Amazon has been prising open the wallets of Australian consumers for years – but what will its local push on Kindle mean for readers, writers and publishers?Ben Eltham Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2013-12-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Hybrid Market

With recent data suggesting that the book industry is now a hybrid market where ebooks and print books will live side-by-side, PW has begun a series of articles on how that reality will affect the entire publishing supply chain. To read the first article click here. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-09-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing Hears Echoes of Netflix Business Model

Offering unlimited television shows and music for a flat monthly fee has worked for Netflix Inc. and Spotify AB. Will it work in the book industry? Continue reading at 'AllThingsD'

[ AllThingsD | 2013-09-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Will the Quebec Government Step In to Try To Save Small Bookstores?

Hearings begin in Quebec to consider the regulation of book prices that would favor small bookstores. One economist argues that this will ultimately hurt the book industry. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-08-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Investors flee as bid for Barnes & Noble's stores ends

Barnes & Noble says it plans to keep making its Nook electronic readers and will focus on offering content to its customers, even as its first-quarter net loss nearly doubled.The quarterly results came as the struggling bookseller's chairman said he is abandoning his bid for the company's... Continue reading at 'Crains New York'

[ Crains New York | 2013-08-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BIEC Extends Survey Deadline

The 2013 Book Industry Environmental Council (BIEC) has extended the deadline for industry members to fill out its latest survey that tracks the environmental progress of the book industry. The new deadline is July 12th. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-07-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Russian Government Targets $100m at Book Industry in Crisis

With 20% of Russia's bookstores having closed and book sales in free fall, the government is investing $100m to promote reading and change in the industry. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-06-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Best-selling Author: "Public Libraries Deprive Writers Of Royalties"

"Horrible Histories" author Terry Deary told a newspaper that public libraries are a drain on government resources that deprive authors of royalty checks. Best-selling childrens' book author Terry Deary has become the first major writer to speak up against the concept of public libraries. In... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2013-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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4 Ways to Fix the Publisher-Startup-VC Relationship

A new survey of startups, publishers and venture capitalists reveals what needs to change for the three groups to collaborate and continue to innovate the book industry. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-02-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Simon & Schuster gets wise to self-publishing

Simon & Schuster Inc. is getting on the self-publishing bandwagon. The book publishing division of CBS Corp. announced Tuesday that it has joined with veteran self-publishing firm Author Solutions, Inc., to form Archway Publishing, a service that will focus on writers who want to publish... Continue reading at 'Crains New York'

[ Crains New York | 2012-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's literature is a fast-growing genre thanks to 'Potter' & Co.

The success of 'Harry Potter, 'Twilight' and other has created a halo effect for the entire genre. And kids aren't the only ones doing it.For years, the book industry has been mired in debates about the plight of independent booksellers, the rise of Amazon and the fate of print as it struggles... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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