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PW Notable: Reese Witherspoon

A new book club queen has emerged—and she's almost as good at selling books as she is on the silver screen. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-23 05:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Amazon Publishing Marks Its First 10 Years

Almost exactly 10 years ago, in May 2009, Amazon expanded from selling books to publishing them as well with the launch of Amazon Encore, a publishing program for promising self-published books and out-of-print works from major houses. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2018: The Future of Book Retail is Innovation and Experimentation

Despite fears of a physical store "retail apocalypse," NPD BookScan's Kristen McLean outlined a future for indie booksellers driven by experimentation and selling books in more places. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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With billions at stake, Supreme Court urged to revisit ruling shielding internet purchases from sales tax

The last time the Supreme Court took a hard look at how to impose sales taxes on home shopping, it was the era of mail-order catalogs — “before Amazon was even selling books out of Jeff Bezos’ garage,” lawyers recently told the justices. In 1992, the high court upheld a constitutional rule that... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-01-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jeff Bezos briefly leapfrogs Bill Gates as world's richest person

Twenty-three years ago, Jeff Bezos was selling books out of his garage. On Thursday, the Amazon chief executive at least temporarily dethroned Bill Gates as the richest person in the world. Following a 1.3% jump in Amazon.com Inc. shares Thursday morning, Bezos, 53, was worth as much as $91.3... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-07-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Star Watch’s Andrew Harwell: ‘Make Diversity a Priority’

'We just have to do better at acquiring, marketing, and selling books by marginalized authors,' says HarperCollins' Andrew Harwell, this year's Frankfurt Book Fair-bound PW Star Watch Superstar. The post PW Star Watch’s Andrew Harwell: ‘Make Diversity a Priority’ appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-09-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Festivals: Paying Authors, Selling Books, Building Readership

Many Canadian literary festivals match or exceed the Canada Council rate of CAD$250 for an author appearance. Fests are flourishing, coast to coast. The post Canadian Festivals: Paying Authors, Selling Books, Building Readership appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-03-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Patterson to target new readers with brief 'BookShots'

James Patterson is to target new avenues for selling books with a series of shorter, cheaper novels he is calling BookShots, the New York Times has reported. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Recruits Comedians, Engineers for Expanding Audio Service

Amazon.com Inc. is ramping up its investment in podcasts and other radio-style shows to expand the types of programming it offers via Audible, the audio book company it acquired in 2008.Audible has recruited well-known comedians, along with radio and podcast producers for the initiative, and job... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2016-01-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookshops and libraries join forces

Bookshops and libraries may seem, to some, unlikely allies. One is in the business of selling books while the other lends them out for free. But we know they can and do work together successfully, but by local arrangement rather than national policy. That is set to change. The Booksellers’... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Millenials: On a Mission from God

For religion publishers, engaging Millennial readers is about more than selling books. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-07-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Thomas Nelson Doing New Line with Passion Publishing

Thomas Nelson has struck a deal with Passion Conferences--a Christian organization that holds conferences for college-aged youth--to partner on a line of trade books. Such conferences are a robust venue for promoting and selling books. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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LBF’s Digital Minds Emphasizes “People Over Pixels”

If one theme resonated at the London Book Fair's Digital Minds conference, it was that even in the age of digital, we need to remember we are selling books to humans. The post LBF’s Digital Minds Emphasizes “People Over Pixels” appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-04-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Belarus bookshop rallies against publishing crackdown

Independent publishing house Lohvinau launches crowdfunding campaign after government imposed heavy fine on Minsk literary hub“We are trapped in an absurd and unjust situation which threatens not only the existence of Lohvinau Bookstore but which endangers the possibility to publish books freely... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Belarus publisher faces January trial

Ihar Lohvinau, who won the International Publishers Association's Freedom to Publish Prize 2014 earlier this year, is to face judgement and sentencing in January, charged with selling books from his Belarus bookshop without state registration. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette Tries Selling Books via Twitter

The Hachette Book Group is partnering with native commerce platform Gumroad in a special promotion to sell print books by Amanda Palmer, Chris Hadfield and The Onion via Twitter beginning December 11. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-12-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publicity Campaign Calls on Booksellers to End Novel

Booksellers are usually tasked with selling books but, in a twist this holiday season, they’ve been invited to write the ending to one. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-12-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mexican Kids Bookseller Tells of Struggle for Survival

The owner of the award-winning Catarina Marina bookstore discusses the day-to-day struggle of selling books to children in Mexico. The post Mexican Kids Bookseller Tells of Struggle for Survival appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-12-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple and Amazon Have a Problem: People Don’t Want to Buy Stuff Anymore

The failure of the Fire Phone has been widely cited as the reason for Amazon’s disastrous quarter, but a darker cloud has settled over the world’s biggest online retailer. The core of Amazon’s business—its original reason for being: selling books and other media—has grown wobbly. The problem:... Continue reading at 'Wired'

[ Wired | 2014-10-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dutton Marks 150 Years of Publishing

About two years ago, a friend of Brian Tart, publisher of Dutton, gave him a copy of Seventy-Five Years, or the Joys and Sorrows of Publishing and Selling Books at Duttons from 1852–1927. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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